15 Refreshing Wine Cocktails for Summer Sipping

June 8, 2023
Enjoying a cold cocktail sure helps beat the summer heat! With these 15 totally refreshing Wine Cocktails for summer sipping, you're sure to keep cool. These wine-based beauties are just perfect for poolside, beachfront, or front porch sipping.

Wine Cocktails for Summer Collage

Sparkling Wine Cocktails
We all love bubbles! And there's certainly no shortage of fantastic ways to enjoy champagne and sparkling wine in summery wine cocktails. These tasty selections are sure to keep you sipping all summer long.

With a refreshing combination of fresh lime juice, Limoncello, and bubbly sparkling wine, how could a Sparkling Limoncello Cooler not be the perfect summer cocktail?

Sparkling Limoncello Cooler Image

2. Sparkling Raspberry-Limoncello Cocktail
Cool, crisp, and light, a Sparkling Raspberry-Limoncello Cocktail is perfectly refreshing for those hot summer days. Not to mention with its vibrant red raspberries and pretty pale yellow color, it's stunningly beautiful, too.

Sparkling Raspberry-Limoncello Cocktail Image

Champagne Margaritas combine the wonderful flavors of champagne and margaritas in one fun cocktail -- just perfect for adding a unique twist to your poolside sipping.

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Laced with muddled fresh raspberries and blackberries, this Champagne Cobbler Cocktail is crisp and refreshing. It's packed with the fabulous flavor of fresh berries in every sensational sip.

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail Image

Put a little sparkle in your julep with super fun, super delicious Sparkling Mint Juleps. Who knew a little bourbon, a little bubbly, and a little mint could be soooo good?

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6. Red, White, & Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats (+ a kid-friendly version, too)
Bring back a favorite childhood delight in a fun-&-festive grown-up treat with Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats! Super easy to make, they're just perfect for that 4th of July celebration, or any hot summer day.

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Still Wine Cocktails
It certainly doesn't take bubbles to make a fabulous wine cocktail! Here's a fun sampling of regular "still" wine cocktails perfect for keeping cool in the hot summer months.

With its refreshing combination of white wine, pineapple juice, and lemon-lime soda, a Pineapple Wine Cooler is one super-tasty cocktail perfect for spring and summer sipping. Whip them up individually, or in a larger batch for sharing.

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Think outside the six-pack this summer -- and enjoy honey-laced Moscato Bee's Knees cocktails instead. They're sweet-but-not-too-sweet, light-and-lemony, and just perfect for poolside sipping.

Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail Image

Grab a jar of honey and a few fresh raspberries to whip up this delicious pretty-in-pink Moscato Honey Bee Cocktail. Its gorgeous pink hue would go just beautifully with a summer bridal shower or sipping on the front porch swing.

Moscato Honey Bee Cocktail Image

Just grab a big juicy watermelon and some semi-sweet Moscato wine to whip up this refreshingly delicious summer cocktail fun! Cold, flavorful, and refreshing, it's always a huge hit.

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Though this cocktail's combination of chardonnay, cucumber, and lime may sound a tad bit strange, give this flavorful mix a try! You'll be in for a true wine cocktail treat. And hey, it may just become your new favorite summer sipper.

Chardonnay al Fresco Cocktail Image

A summer wine cocktail list isn't complete without sangria. These four versions are simply perfect for any summer occasion. The only decision? -- Which one to make first!

12. Red Sangria  
Classic red wine sangria with oranges, lemons, and apples is perfect for summer sipping. It's an all-time favorite, for sure!

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13. White Sangria with Nectarines, Plums, & Lemons
Whip up a batch of this tasty white wine sangria to beat that summer heat. It's a wonderful white wine-based alternative to classic red wine sangria.

Glass of White Sangria with Nectarines, Plums, & Lemons Image

14. Fresh Strawberry Sangria
Made with white or rose wine, Fresh Strawberry Sangria is total spring and summer refreshment. It's such a fabulous way to enjoy those beautiful fresh berries.

Glass of Fresh Strawberry Sangria Image

Red wine and brandy combine with fresh lemon, lime, and orange to deliver up this refreshing and delicious Triple Citrus Sangria.

Glass of Triple Citrus Sangria Image

Enjoy!  And stay cool while enjoying all your summer fun and summer wine cocktails!!


  1. So many ideas!!!
    I want to try every one! Best pace myself though. Think I could be a weekly visitor to this post!!!
    21 cocktail...that will get me through to December, then I can pick my favourite to drink over the holiday period :-)
    Perfect. Love it when a plan comes together! :-)
    Have a great weekend x
    p.s popping over from Weekend Potluck

  2. Yum! Very mouth watering drinks indeed! Love the colors of them as well! A really lovely post! Thank you for sharing.

    Greetings from Sweden!

  3. These all look great, I can't decide which one I want to try first!

    1. Well, that just means you have to pick at least a FEW to try first. :-)


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