Summer Drink Recipes with Wine

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No matter which way you slice it, I will never be a beer drinker. Just ain’t gonna happen folks. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always down for a friendly game of flip cup which of course involves drinking an inordinate amount of beer in a relay race setting, but aside from fun and games, beer just isn’t my thing. Wine, however, I’m a fan of.

So when I saw that Frontera Wines was offering a fun list of wine based drink recipes, I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. These would be perfect for summer entertaining, but will definitely be breaking out this list for bridal or baby showers and birthday parties. They would all be a welcome, refreshing alternative to the traditional drinks served, right?

The best part of these Frontera Cocktail Recipes is that they are very simple, quick and easy to make but will still wow any guest! Part of Excelsior WinesFrontera is value priced and can be found in your local grocery store so you won’t break the bank be serving these libations.

Moscato Oh Honey Bee

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INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1.
MULTIPLY BY YOUR NUMBER OF GUESTS

  • 4 OZ. FRONTERA MOSCATO
  • JUICE OF A WHOLE LEMON
  • 4-5 RASPBERRIES
  • 3-4 SPRIGS OF THYME
  • A SPOONFUL OF HONEY
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PREPARATION

– 1 – MUDDLE LEMON JUICE, HONEY, RASPBERRIES AND THYME IN A SHAKER

– 2 – ADD MOSCATO AND SHAKE TO COMBINE

– 3 – STRAIN INTO TALL GLASS OVER CRUSHED ICE

Chardonnay Al Fresco

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INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1.
MULTIPLY BY YOUR NUMBER OF GUESTS

  • 4 OZ. FRONTERA CHARDONNAY
  • 1/4 CUCUMBER CHOPPED
  • 1 LIME
  • 1 OZ. SIMPLE SYRUP
  • ICE

PREPARATION

– 1 – MUDDLE THE CUCUMBER, LIME JUICE AND SIMPLE SYRUP

– 2 – ADD ICE AND WINE. SHAKE WELL

– 3 – STRAIN INTO GLASS AND ENJOY

Carmenare Strawberry Swim

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INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1.
MULTIPLY BY YOUR NUMBER OF GUESTS

  • 3 OZ FRONTERA CARMENERE
  • 2 FRESH STRAWBERRIES
  • JUICE OF 1/4 LEMON
  • 1 TBSP. SIMPLE SYRUP
  • GINGER ALE AND FRESH MINT TO GARNISH

PREPARATION

– 1 – MUDDLE STRAWBERRIES WITH SIMPLE SYRUP AND LEMON JUICE IN A GLASS

– 2 – ADD WINE AND ICE AND STIR

– 3 – TOP WITH GINGER ALE TO FINISH & GARNISH WITH A FRESH MINT LEAF

Sauvignon Blanc Paloma Blanca

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INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1.
MULTIPLY BY YOUR NUMBER OF GUESTS

  • 3 OZ FRONTERA SAUVIGNON BLANC
  • JUICE OF 1/2 GRAPEFRUIT
  • 1 TBSP SUGAR
  • 1/2 OUNCE LIME JUICE
  • SPARKLING WATER AND SALT FOR RIMMING (OPTIONAL)

PREPARATION

– 1 – RIM GLASS WITH SALT (OPTIONAL)

– 2 – MIX WINE, SUGAR, GRAPEFRUIT JUICE AND LIME JUICE IN A GLASS WITH ICE. STIR UNTIL SUGAR IS DISSOLVED

– 3 – POUR INTO GLASS AND TOP WITH SPARKLING WATER TO FINISH. SERVE WITH A STRAW

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29 thoughts on “Summer Drink Recipes with Wine”

  1. All of these drinks are perfect for summer! I think my favorite would definitely be the Carmenare Strawberry Swim!

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  2. That strawberry swim recipe looks so cool, is there a way for me to make it into a mocktail? I need all my wits about me with the two crazy little kids.

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  3. We just finished our deck, and I think these would be the perfect drink recipes to sit out on our deck with some friends having a good time! Yum!

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  4. Oh I am all over this one!! These look so good! My favorite is Moscato Oh Honey Bee. I am totally making this next girls weekend!

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  5. I love these Frontera cocktails and the great videos. Frontera makes such refreshing cocktails that make summer fun!

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  6. I love a good glass of wine in the evening. I am now going to have to try some new recipes using my favorites! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  7. I wish I drank wine because all of this looks and sounds so tasty! I need to try some new drinks so maybe this summer I’ll give some of these a try!

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  8. I LOVE the Sauvignon Blanc Paloma Blanca! I don’t know if it’s the drink itself…or the presentation (Because…mason jars on a silver platter?! How awesome is that?!) but YUM!

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  9. Oh these drinks look so refreshing. I wish I could make drinks look good like this. I’m with you though on beer, I tend to go for the hard liquor, or wine. I prefer white wines or zinfindales though, this though looks very refreshing. The Moscato Oh Honey Bee I’d love to give a try!

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  10. I’m personally not a big wine drinker but we love to offer refreshments when our friends come over and these are some great ideas! I’m sure I’ll be serving some of them this summer!

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  11. I really do not drink at all anymore but I can see myself enjoying any one of the above on a rare occasion. They do sound refreshing.

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