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5 Wine Cocktail Recipes For This Summer

There is nothing better than wine cocktails in the summer sun! They’re cold, refreshing, and a fun way to drink wine. To help you get inspired for your next pool party or BBQ, we share some delicious mixed drinks recipes in this blog post. Keep reading to find the perfect, refreshing cocktail recipe for your next get-together!

Grapefruit Lime Rosé Spritzers

Are you looking for a fun drink to pair with hamburgers on the BBQ? Try our Grapefruit Lime Rosé Spritzers! They’re the perfect combination of sweet and sour. If you like your drink more on the bitter side, swap the rosé for red wine. Read the recipe below to discover how easy it is to make this delicious cocktail!

What You’ll Need:

  • 120 ml Fresh lime juice
  • 120 ml Grapefruit juice or grapefruit soda
  • 120 ml 2020 Hare Sparkling Rosé wine, or swap it for a red wine like our 2019 Jack Rabbit Red
  • Sugar cube (optional)
  • Lime wedge, for garnish
  • 30 ml lime simple syrup
    • 1/4 cup of sugar
    • 1/4 cup of water
    • Lime zest


  1. Combine sugar, water, and lime zest in a small pot. Heat until just boiling, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove the mixture from the stove, then place it in a sterilized glass jar. Please place it in the fridge to let it cool.
  3. Once the syrup is thoroughly cooled, combine sparkling rosé, grapefruit soda or juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  4. Shake the cocktail shaker thoroughly, then pour the drink into a glass rimmed with sugar. Add crushed ice and a lime wedge to garnish and for additional citrus flavours.

Fruity White Sangria

You can’t go wrong with sangria—It’s refreshing, fruity, and a fun way to drink some wine! Our white sangria recipe will be perfect for your next backyard party. You and your friends can enjoy summer sipping with this classic sparkling wine cocktail.

What You’ll Need:

  • 750 ml or one bottle of 2020 Hare Dry Riesling white wine
  • 4 355 ml cans of Sprite
  • 50ml fresh lemon juice to top up
  • 250 ml peach schnapps
  • 250 l white rum
  • 2 fresh peaches, peeled and cut
  • 1 container of fresh raspberries
  • 2 mangos, peeled and cut


  1. Add dry white wine, Sprite, rum, schnapps, mangoes, raspberries, lemon juice and peaches to a large container and stir.
  2. Chill for 8 hours overnight.
  3. Serve in a glass and add ice.
  4. Enjoy!

Classic White Wine Spritzer

Who said that cocktails need to be fancy? Our classic wine spritzer is a simple but delicious cocktail that will leave you wanting more. It perfectly balances the sweet flavours of the wine with the smooth carbonation of the sparkling water. Keep reading to learn how you can make this recipe.

What You’ll Need:


  1. Fill the cup halfway with chilled white wine.
  2. Add soda until the glass is three-quarters full.
  3. Stir with a bar spoon and garnish with a citrus slice for extra flavour.

Red Wine Sangria

Sangria is a classic red wine cocktail and the perfect way to consume a dry red wine when it’s hot. Its combination of red wine, fresh fruit, ice, and brandy makes it a refreshing drink with depths of flavour. This cocktail pairs perfectly with a warm evening on the patio!

What You’ll Need:

  • 500 mg fresh berries
  • 100 ml Spanish brandy (or dark rum)
  • 750 ml 2017 Hare Carbernet Merlot, made from a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes
  • Ice
  • 500 ml lemonade
  • 2 oranges, roughly chopped


  1. Muddle the oranges in a large jug
  2. Add the bottle of wine and the brandy to the jug, then let it sit in the fridge for an hour to let the fruit flavours mix with the wine and brandy.
  3. Add berries and lemonade to the mixture. Stir well.
  4. Serve your cocktails in glasses over ice.

Aperol Mimosa

When thinking of wine cocktails, an Aperol spritz is typically what comes to mind. We have put a fun twist on this classic cocktail and made it into a mimosa! You can enjoy the best of both worlds, enjoying the light, sweet taste of sparkling white wine, the bitter take of Aperol, and the refreshing flavours of orange in this one drink.

What You’ll Need:


  1. Add the Aperol and juice into a glass.
  2. Top with the sparkling rosé wine.
  3. Enjoy!

Make Delicious Wine Cocktails With The Hare Wine Co.

The Hare Wine Co. proudly produces 100% Ontario-grown VQA wines. We have premium-crafted wines, including sweet whites and bold red wines. Shop online or visit our winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake today to pick up a bottle of wine for your cocktail recipe!




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