Summer Wine Cocktails

Here are the recipes for the Summer Wine Cocktails Greg Rixen of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop introduced us to this evening on WDAZ News @5:



Sometime when you’re in the mood for an adult beverage, but don’t feel like beer or distilled spirits, try one of these easy and fun wine cocktails!

MIMOSA – classic mix of orange juice and sparkling wine

-4 ounces of Extra Dry Sparkling Wine

-2 ounces of Pulp-Free Orange Juice

-pour sparkling wine in a champagne glass and add orange juice


BELLINI – an Italian Favorite

-4 ounces of Brut Sparkling Wine or Prosecco (Italian Sparkling Wine)

-2 ounces of white peach puree

-pour Prosecco in a champagne glass and add peach puree

TINCHO-a new cocktail from Argentina

-New Age White Wine


-2 lime wedges

-fill glass of choice with ice

-top off glass with New Age

-squeeze one lime wedge in glass, garnish with other wedge


-1 bottle Rose wine, chilled

-1 bag frozen blueberries

-1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate

-1 liter lemon-lime soda

-in a large pitcher, mix the Rose wine, blueberries and pink lemonade

-allow to chill in refrigerator for one hour

-top off pitcher with lemon lime soda and serve


-1 bottle white wine (use Riesling for a sweeter sangria, or use Pinot Grigio for a little drier sangria)

-2/3 cup white sugar

-1 cup orange juice

-1 orange

-1 lemon

-1 lime

-1/2 cup of club soda

-pour wine into a pitcher and squeeze ½ of each of the fresh lemon, lime and orange into pitcher.

-add orange juice

– slice the other half of each lemon, lime and orange into thin slices and put in pitcher.

-add sugar

-refrigerator overnight

-add club soda right before serving

**for a fun twist, make some ice cubes with orange juice and serve the sangria over the “orange” cubes



-1 bottle of red wine (use a lighter bodied wine like a generic burgundy or Spanish Tempranillo)

-1 lemon cut into wedges

-1 lime cut into wedges

-1 orange cut into wedges

-2 TBSP white sugar

-1 cup of frozen strawberries or raspberries

-1 small can diced pineapple

-4 cups ginger ale

-pour wine into large pitcher, squeeze the juice from the lemon, lime and orange wedges into pitcher and toss wedges in pitcher when done

-add diced pineapple and sugar

-refrigerate overnight

-before serving add frozen strawberries/raspberries and ginger ale

** For a fun twist, make some ice cubes with orange juice and serve the sangria over the “orange” cubes  

3 Responses

  1. inthespirit

    Hey Terry. Just had to let you know that my son Dean and his wife make mimosas. I love them. We’ll probably have a few this weekend as we commision their new deck in Shoreview, Minn.
    Happy spring from an ole friend.

  2. Anon

    Wine cocktails are nice but it dilutes the wine, that’s bad. You need to kick ’em up with brandy or cognac (distilled wine). That’s my 2 cents, anyway.

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