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Interestingly, a large number of summer cocktails we enjoy involve red wine. Which red wine cocktails are best to deal with the heat of summer? Here are 3 amazing summer red wine cocktails that will quench your thirst and lift your spirits under the summer sun.
Red Wine Cocktails for Summer
The Red Wine Cocktails:
Tinto de Verano:
If you are dreaming about enjoying a perfect summer evening while the clear summer sky stares down at you; don’t forget to have a glass of Tinto de Verano on the table in front of you. This is a very special recipe among red wine cocktails is believed to be originated in Spain and it is fair to consider this cocktail as a less complex version of the famous Spanish sangria. You don’t need to worry about finding a specific bottle; any dry red wine will match it perfectly.
Ingredients For Tinto de Verano
– 4 ounces of any preferred dry red wine
– 4 ounces of a lemon lime soda
– A slice of lemon (to be applied as a garnish)
Mix the wine in a pitcher with the lemon lime soda, add your desired amount of ice inside your glass, not the pitcher. Adding ice to the pitcher will dilute the taste of the drink over time. Garnish with lemon slices. If desired, you can add the lemon or lime slices to the drink itself.
There is no shortage of options to consider when it comes to red wine cocktails.
Mulled Tea Punch:
In fact, this is an enhanced version of old-style, southern sweet tea. To improve on the classic recipe, add Red Burgundy Wine to the mix! This cocktail will match outdoor gatherings and cookouts perfectly. An amazing accompaniment with your classic cookout foods! Hamburgers, grilled hot-dogs and southern barbecue are great food pairings with this Cocktail with wine.
Ingredients For Mulled Tea Punch
– A bottle of red (burgundy) wine
– 5 iced tea bags
– 12-15 Whole cloves
– 3 Cinnamon sticks
– 3 cups of sugar (light brown sugar)
– Water (2 ½ quarts)
– Cranberry juice cocktail (one bottle)
Make a bouquet garni combining the cloves and cinnamon in a piece of cheesecloth. Prepare the tea by placing the tea bags in boiling water. Let the prepared tea rest for about 5 minutes. You should heat the tea while mixing wine slowly. Simultaneously, add the sugar and cranberry juice. Dip the bundle of spices into the mixture and allow it to steam. Finally, refrigerate overnight; allowing the flavors to absorb and chilling the drink. Serve with ice or on its own as preferred. The Mulled Tea Punch is a special treat among red wine cocktails, a must try for summer.
Not interested in red wine? Try a white wine cocktail!
The Wine Slushie:
The Wine Slushie is the perfect summer drinking experience. For this summer red wine cocktail, you can select your favorite red wine as the base. Need to cool down quick? Or kick that sugary convenience store slushie addiction? This is a cocktail you will be making over and over again this summer.
Ingredients for Wine Slushie
– A 12 oz. bottle of your favorite red wine
– Add your favorite frozen berries of choice for a fruity hint, or even mint! (optional)
Pour most of the wine into ice cube trays and let them freeze overnight. Once the wine is frozen into cubes, put the wine cubes into your blender. Mix chilled wine with blended wine ice cubes until you find a desired thickness. Add berries or even mint leaves for an added burst of flavor (optional)!