5 Wine Cocktails to Make for Your Next Party

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Prepare your cocktail shakers! We’re firm believers that wine is perfect in its simplicity, but we also understand that sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit. If you’re looking for a way to impress your guests or celebrate a special evening at home – look no further than this list of fun wine cocktails.

Late Harvest Wine & Campari Cocktail

This refreshing cocktail balances the sweetness of our Late Harvest Riesling with the bitterness of Campari (a bitter-sweet liqueur made with herbs and fruit). Top it off with some fresh orange juice, and this wine mixed drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Get the recipe here. Make it with CGT’s Late Harvest Riesling.

Rosé, Bourbon & Blues

A fresh take on sangria, this cocktail is perfect for mixing up a pitcher and sharing with a big group of people. Bourbon, blueberries, black tea and rosé are mixed with a hefty dose of lemon juice for a sweet and tart balance.

Get the recipe here. Make it with CGT’s Etcetera Rosé.

Wine Spritzer

Wine spritzers are the original wine cocktail, even if they don’t add liquor to the mix. Try this take on the classic which adds orange or lemon bitters and a twist, or stick with the original – three parts wine and one part club soda served over ice.

Get the recipe here. Make it with CGT’s Grüner Veltliner.

The Paysan

Pair your red wine with a bounty of fruity flavors in this colorful cocktail. With cranberry juice, orange juice, Chambord and a splash of Sprite, this fun cocktail brings out the flavors of a dry red wine in a whole new way.

Get the recipe here. Make it with CGT’s Gamay Noir Reserve.

Sonoma Cocktail

This cocktail combines a crisp white wine with honey syrup and calvados, a traditional apple brandy from France. Bring the spirit of northern Michigan fall to life, and make this cocktail with a locally distilled apple brandy.

Get the recipe here. Make it with CGT’s Pinot Grigio.