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The Best Wine Cocktails for Spring

Spring is the season of renewal, where nature awakens in vibrant colors and fragrances, inspiring us to refresh our palates with something light, bright, and delightful. Wine cocktails are the perfect celebratory drink to welcome this season of bloom. They blend the complexity of wine with fresh spring flavors, creating effervescent concoctions that are sure to uplift your spirits. Here are twelve refreshing wine cocktails perfect for spring, complete with links to the recipes so you can mix them at home.

1. Sangria Blanco

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A lighter, zestier twist on the classic Sangria, Sangria Blanco uses white wine as its base and mingles it with a variety of spring fruits like peaches, nectarines, and berries. It’s a refreshing drink that encapsulates the essence of spring in every sip. 

Recipe: Sangria Blanco 

2. Rosé Spritzer

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A rosé spritzer is simple at its finest, combining rosé wine with sparkling water for a touch of effervescence. Add in a few slices of strawberry or lemon for an extra spring vibe. This cocktail is perfect for lazy afternoons in the sunshine.

Recipe: Rosé Spritzer 

3. Lavender Lemonade Prosecco

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This cocktail combines the floral notes of lavender, the tangy zest of lemon, and the bubbly charm of Prosecco to create a drink that’s almost too pretty to sip. It’s an embodiment of spring in a glass.

Recipe: Lavender Lemon Prosecco 

4. Sauvignon Blanc Mojito

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Take the classic Mojito and give it a wine twist by substituting rum with a zesty Sauvignon Blanc. The herbal freshness of mint and the tanginess of lime juice complement the crispness of the wine, making it a refreshing choice for warm days.

Recipe: Sauvignon Blanc Mojito 

5. Strawberry Peach Frosé

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Frozen rosé, or Frosé, has become a summer staple, but its lighter, peach-infused version is perfect for spring. Blending rosé wine with frozen peaches gives this drink a slushy texture and a sweet, fruity flavor that’s hard to resist.

Recipe: Strawberry Peach Froze 

6. Mimosa Margaritas

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Why choose between a Mimosa and a Margarita when you can have both? This hybrid combines the best of both worlds, blending the crispness of white wine, the smoothness of tequila, and the citrus burst of fresh orange juice.

Recipe: Mimosa Margaritas 

7. Skinny Matcha Green Tea/White Wine Spritzer

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For something utterly unique, this spritzer marries the healthful properties of green tea with the crispness of a good white wine, creating a sophisticated, refreshing beverage that’s perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Recipe: Skinny Matcha Green Tea Sangria 

8. Elderflower Wine Spritz

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This Elderflower Wine Spritz is as enchanting as a gentle spring breeze. With a base of crisp white wine and a hint of elderflower liqueur, it’s floral yet not overwhelmingly so — a perfect companion for a leisurely afternoon in the sun.

Recipe: Elderflower Wine Spritz 

9. Dandelion Wine Cocktail

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Discover the lesser-known charm of dandelion wine in this unique cocktail. Blending homemade dandelion wine with a splash of sparkling water and lemon for zest, it’s a celebration of spring’s wild beauty.

Recipe: Dandelion Wine Cocktail 

10. Honey Peach White Sangria

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This Honey Peach White Sangria from a smaller site is a celebration of spring’s sweet bounty. Juicy peaches and floral honey mingle with white wine to create a lusciously sweet yet refreshing drink that’s perfect for sipping outdoors.

Recipe: Honey Peach White Sangria 

11. Sake & Cherry Blossom Sangria

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Unique in its incorporation of spring’s blossom, the Sake & Cherry Blossom Sangria marries the delicate flavors of sake and the floral undertones of cherry blossoms with the crispness of white wine, creating a poetic tribute to the season. It’s also the perfect way to celebrate watching the cherry blossoms on the East Coast! 

Recipe: Cherry Blossoms & Sake Recipe 

12. Sparkling Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

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For those looking for a non-alcoholic option that still indulges in spring’s bounty, the Sparkling Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail offers a refreshing and sophisticated alternative. With sparkling grape juice as its base, it’s a bubbly treat that everyone can enjoy.

Recipe: Sparkling Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail 

Serving Up Spring

Spring cocktails are all about incorporating fresh, vibrant flavors with the complexity and nuance of wine. Whether you prefer your drinks fruity, floral, or with a hint of herbaceous zest, there’s a wine cocktail out there to suit your spring mood. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and proportions—after all, the joy of mixology lies in the creative process. Happy mixing, and cheers to a refreshing spring!

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