No matter what time of year it is this tropical pineapple sangria will bring a little Caribbean sunshine to your table. It’s super easy to make, looks pretty in the pitcher, and is a delicious alternative to plain wine or a cocktail. With flavors of pineapple, coconut, and juicy orange it brings a splash of sparkly sunshine to your party! For a similar fall-themed drink try this apple cider sangria.

For this recipe you’ll need: Pinot Grigio, coconut rum, pineapple juice, sliced fresh pineapple or 1 can pineapple tidbits, ginger ale or club soda, slices of lemon, slices of orange, slices of lime

I love a good party! And to me, if it’s going to be a party there’s going to be cocktails of some kind. The easiest cocktails in the world to make are big pitchers of sangria so most often that’s what I do – especially if we’re serving a crowd. This tropical pineapple sangria is a gorgeous summer beverage but it’s just as good in the fall and winter!

In fact, I might just like it better in the chilly months because it does remind me of those warm summer days or afternoons on deck of a cruise ship. In the middle of winter I will happily take either one.

This recipe calls for Pinot Grigio but you can certainly use a Reisling or sweeter white wine if you like. I prefer to keep the wine a little on the dry side because the other flavors are so sweet. You can also cut the sweetness down by using club soda for the sparkle instead of ginger ale. When I use ginger ale I use a very spicy Jamaican ginger ale – it’s worth looking for.

The same thing with fruit. If you have kiwi or mango then by all means use that! Pineapple rum is delicious in this, too, if you prefer not to use coconut.

Tips for Perfect Pineapple Sangria

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What IS sangria, anyway?

Sangria is the Spanish name for a cocktail made with sweetened wine, fruit, and usually a little alcohol like rum. It was first introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City – at least that’s the word on the streets. 😉 Even though sangria is probably one of the easiest adult beverages to make well there are always tons of questions about it. Honestly, you can’t do it wrong but here are some tips for making yourself a sangria ninja.

  • Use a glass pitcher. Sangria is pretty and the glass lets the different fruits show plus glass won’t ever give your drinks a funny taste – plastic sometimes will.
  • If you have time let the fruit soak in the rum or vodka (or whatever alcohol you’re adding) for a couple of hours before making your sangria. The alcohol will absorb more flavor from the fruit than the wine will.
  • Muddle (or mash) a little of the fruit in the bottom of the pitcher before you add the wine.
  • Don’t be afraid to stir in a little sugar if it’s not sweet enough.
  • Let the sangria sit well covered in the refrigerator overnight for all the flavors to blend but DON’T add the club soda or soda until just before serving.
  • Strain out the soaked fruit before pouring into a glass and add freshly sliced fruit for the prettiest presentation.

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Add to Collection Go to Collections Tropical pineapple sangria is a fruity, sparkly sangria made with pineapple and white wine. It’s got a touch of coconut and ginger to really give it a taste of the tropics! Be sure to let the fruit and wine mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator before serving. Course Beverage/Cocktail Cuisine Caribbean,Spanish Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Servings 8 Calories 279 Author Marye Audet-White As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

  • 750 ml white wine, , pinot grigio unless you want a very sweet sangria
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup coconut rum, , you may use white rum if you don’t like coconut
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple, , sliced or tidbits
  • 1 orange, , sliced
  • 1 lemon, , sliced
  • 1 lime, , sliced
  • 2 cups Jamaican ginger ale, , or club soda
  • Mash 1/2 cup of the pineapple in the bottom of the pitcher with the coconut rum. Add the remaining pineapple and the rest of the fruit but don’t mash.
  • Let stand for 1 hour.
  • Add the wine and stir well – cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Just before serving add the ginger ale.
  • Strain out the fruit when serving and add fresh fruit for the garnish.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 55.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

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The days of summer have quickly faded, but the weather here doesn’t seem to have changed a bit! We’re still having amazingly beautiful and warm temperatures for fall, so hot and steamy some days that I decided to make a summer-inspired Pinot Grigio and Peach Frozen Cocktail to celebrate.

I think I may have mentioned a time or two that Mirassou is always my wine of choice for entertaining and creating delicious cocktails. It’s no secret that Mirassou is the go-to wine for easy entertaining! Their family of premium wines displays bright, fruit-forward flavors and pair well with a variety of dishes.

Check out this simple and delicious three ingredient Frozen Cocktail that’s perfect to toast those last beautiful days, reminiscent of summer or any other event for that matter!

How to Make Pinot Grigio and Peach Frozen Cocktails

Ingredients You Need

  • 1/2 Bottle Mirassou Pinot Grigio
  • 2 Cups Frozen Peaches
  • 2 Cups Ice
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)


Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until it’s well combined and a slush like consistency. Pour into two wine glasses and garnish with fresh peach and mint. If you like a little sweeter cocktail, add the powdered sugar into the wine and peach mix before blending. Enjoy!

Mirassou Pinot Grigio has intense aromas and flavors of ripe apple, peach, pear and citrus with crisp acidity, that creates an exceptionally refreshing wine. It was the perfect wine to use with this recipe!

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  • 2 Cups Ice
  • 1/2 Bottle Mirassou Pinot Grigio
  • Powdered Sugar (optional if you like sweeter drinks)
  1. Instructions
  2. Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until it’s well combined and an slush like consistency. Pour into two wine glasses and garnish with fresh peach and mint. Enjoy!

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For a refreshing beverage to cool off this summer, try mixing together your favorite wine with a splash of orange juice and Grand Marnier! While Grand Marnier has never been my favorite liqueur, I have awesome memories of beachside cocktails and shots with it! It was a favorite among old friends, and it paired well with mixed drinks.

I haven’t indulged in any shots in quite some time (yet alone have Grand Marnier!), so this was a fun twist on an old favorite. Wine can be enjoyed on its own or in a fruity sangria, but sometimes I find that they are perfect in a quick cocktail. You can add flavor to your favorite white wine with mint and this orange liqueur.

Use your favorite pinot grigio (or try chardonnay or sauvignon blanc!) to mix it up.

You could serve this in a champagne flute or fill a wine tumbler to take with you to the beach! Crushed ice makes every drink better (true story, it’s a fact!), and you can double or triple this recipe to fill a pitcher for a fun seaside getaway.


  • 1 part Pinot Grigio
  • 1 part Grand Marnier Liqueur
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp mint syrup
  • 2 ice cubes
  • crushed ice


  1. Add Pinot Grigio, orange juice, Grand Marnier , mint syrup and 2 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled champagne flute filled with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
  5. Serve.

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3 Herbal Wine Cocktails for Summer

Lifestyle July 27, 2012 – Updated on August 13th, 2019

Take wine cocktails to a new level with 3 tested and loved herbal wine cocktails. There are also tips on how to develop your own cocktails.

Oh my! Strawberry Basil Moscato Lemonade (see recipe below)

We’ve all asked for a mojito at some point in our life. It’s the moment when you need something refreshing and wet. A mojito says “It’s time to loosen up”. Wine says “I’m a snob,” but it doesn’t have to. A great way to loosen up with some wine is by making your own wine cocktails. Wine cocktails are inherently more relaxed because you can drink them from a straw. Even a bendy straw.

Herbal Wine Cocktails

  • Gewürztraminer Agave Ginger Ale
  • Cucumber Mint Fume Blanc Fizz
  • Strawberry Basil Moscato Lemonade
  • How to Develop Your Own Wine Cocktails

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Gewürztraminer Agave Ginger Ale

Your mouth will explode with flavor when you use fresh ginger. Perfect wine cocktails balance sweet, spice, sour and savory. Ginger is spice, so we balance ginger with sweet (agave) and sour (wine). Cava adds spritz without reducing alcohol content. We added tabasco (savory) and thought we may have ruined our drink but it was better. This drink got 3 outta 3 (ie. three people drank it and loved it)

  • 3 oz Gewürztraminer (we spent $7 on Chateau St. Michelle)
  • 3 oz Cava (we spent $7 on Cristalino Brut)
  • teaspoon of muddled ginger
  • 3/4 oz agave syrup
  • Optional: 1-2 dashes of tabasco
Wine Cocktails: How To

Put sliced ginger and agave in a cocktail glass and muddle with a wooden spoon until ginger pieces are fragrant. Add Gewürztraminer. Stir. Strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass with ice. Top with sparkling wine.
slice about this much ginger per drink3/4 ounce blue agave syrupmuddle ginger and agave syrup in a glass cocktail shakeradd 3 oz of gewurztraminer to cocktail glassstrain ginger wine cocktail mixture into serving glasstop ginger wine cocktail with sparkling wineOptional: add 1-2 dashes of tabasco

Cucumber Mint Fume Blanc Fizz

Not into super-sweet? Neither are we. Cucumber wine cocktails are refreshing and savory. Mint and lime add sour to balance the drink. This drink is not for everyone because it’s not sweet. However, if you’re reading this and your mouth is already watering because you’re sick and tired of overly sweet summer drinks, then read on!

This drink got 2 outta 3 (ie. three people drank it two loved it.)

  • 3 oz Fume Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc (we noticed that ‘fume’ blanc is way cheaper than sauvignon blanc. lol. $6 on Barnard Griffin Fume Blanc)
  • 3 oz Cava (we spent $7 on Cristalino Brut)
  • 1 oz cucumber water
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • pinch coarsely chopped mint

Make cucumber water by grating, blending and straining a cucumber. Add cucumber water, fume blanc, lime juice, sugar and mint to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice. Strain into a serving glass and top with 3 ounces sparkling wine.
how to make cucumber water: grate cucumberhow to make cucumber water: blendinghow to make cucumber water: straining

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Strawberry Basil Moscato Lemonade

Strawberry lemonade lover? We saved the best wine cocktail for last. Basil adds more savory.

This drink got 3 outta 3 (ie. three people drank it and loved it.)

  • 6 oz Moscato (we used Wine Cube moscato from Target. Don’t laugh, it totally worked.)
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 sprig basil
  • 1 ounce lemon juice

Blend all ingredients, except wine, together. Strain into tall glass with ice. Pour over moscato. Add bendy straw.
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How to Develop Your Own Wine Cocktails

To develop the best wine cocktails, you need to think about fundamental flavor profiles. For wine cocktails, the basic flavor profiles are categories. Let me introduce the 4 S-words:

  • Sweet
  • Sour
  • Spice
  • Savory

Sweet is simple. It’s what sweetens the drink such as sugar, agave, maple syrup, molasses, honey or juice. You can develop your own simple syrup with wine by taking one part wine with one part sugar, pulverize a herb into it with a blender, then strain it.
Sour is what adds acidity to a drink. Lemon, lime and citrus are the most obvious, but wine and vinegar also add tart (vinegar is known as shrub in the cocktail world). Pay special attention to sweet and sour. An unbalanced drink will be too tart or too sweet. You can fix an overly sweet drink by adding more sour.
Spice is misleading because it is both a literal spice such as cayenne pepper or a fizz which feels spicy. Tabasco added both spice and savory to the Gewürztraminer Agave Ginger Ale above. Wine cocktails need added spice because they do not contain as much alcohol as regular liquor based cocktails. Since our tongues are not highly developed, higher alcohol content feels like spice.
Savory makes wine cocktails interesting. Savory also can help mask bitter and sour flavors associated with fermented beverages such as beer or wine. Savory is found in herbs, spices and vegetables. When creating your own wine cocktails, keep the 4 S-words at hand.

By characterizing your ingredients into categories, it’s easier to figure out what your wine cocktail is missing.

Sources of Inspiration
Jerry Traunfeld’s Basil Lime Fizz at Poppy Restaurant
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A good summery spritz or ice-cold glass of frosé will never go out of style, but this summer we’re letting wine do even more of the talking via these delicious wine cocktails. Want to take your mixing to the next level and invent a cooler of your own? Here’s some advice.

Amaro Kalimocho
The Spanish favorite (typically made with red wine and cola) gets a bitter boost.

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
This variation on the Tinto de Verano (red wine and lemon-lime soda) adds cold-brew, lemon and tonic.

The Ballerina
A low-proof wine cocktail that highlights rosé and a grapefruit-rosemary syrup.

Barrio Sour
This agave sour gets an added flavor boost from the addition of a spiced red wine float.

Life on Freezy Street
A breezy blend of Sav Blanc, passion fruit, apricot, citrus and honey.

L’Auberge Español
A fruity rosé takes the lead in this easy-drinking Paloma riff.

New York Sour
This classic cocktail featuring a float of red wine has sparked dozens of riffs.

Peacock Buck
An easygoing mix of rosé, dry vermouth, lime and ginger.

This Isn’t Goodbye
Green tea gets a fizzy boost from sparkling wine in this simple summer punch.

Up Town
A Lambrusco syrup brings color and flavor to this frothy sour.

White Port and Tonic
A simple low-proof aperitif that lets the fortified wine shine.

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This Strawberry Wine Punch is the perfect party cocktail. Easy to make ahead in a large batch, it is a real crowd favorite.

When it comes to cocktails, I want them to be easy and delicious. You won’t find me burning orange peels or making fancy garnishes for my cocktails. That’s what I love about this strawberry wine punch, it really couldn’t be any easier!


Strawberry Wine Punch

If you love a Strawberry Daiquiri, you will definitely want to give this easy strawberry wine cocktail a try. It is sure to be the hit of any party or get together.


I am pretty laid back when it comes to entertaining and love when I can have food and drinks that can be made ahead of time. That way I can enjoy the party and I’m not stuck in the kitchen or mixing drinks the entire time.

Ingredients for Strawberry Wine Punch:

  • Moscato Wine
  • Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
  • Sprite
  • Fresh Strawberries for Garnish

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I first made this tasty drink back in 2012, it has since been very popular and I have made it again and again. I wanted to update it with a few new photos and the bonus was a tasty weekend cocktail!

It has been featured on Country Living and Cosmo, which totally makes my day!

It really is one of my favorites and you can easily double the batch if are hosting a big crowd. It is also perfectly fine to make up a batch and freeze it. Enjoy a wine slushie or have it ready to go for those spontaneous get togethers.

I am not much of a planner so basically all of my get togethers are spontaneous. I think it is a combination of my being perpetually too busy (crazy) and life on the ranch.

It never fails that when I make a plan, something happens and the plans ultimately change. I have learned to go with the flow.

That doesn’t keep us from having a ball when it things all work out. We always have delicious food and plenty of refreshing drinks.

We put in an above ground pool last summer and it is the favorite gathering place for the whole clan. Best idea ever. It’s so much fun and the perfect way to relax when the temperatures are blazing hot.

Make sure to make a batch or two of this easy strawberry cocktail for your next get together with family and friends.

Really this Strawberry Wine Punch is idea for every occasion from Valentine’s Day, to Mother’s Day, to July 4th celebrations. It definitely deserves a spot in your recipe box.

Looking for more large batch cocktails? Try these!

  • Strawberry Lemonade Moscato Slushie
  • Pineapple Margaritas
  • Piña Colada Wine Punch
  • Sarasota Lemonade
  • Sparkling Strawberry Pomegranate Cocktails
  • Cosmopolitan Party Punch
  • Blackberry Lemonade Moscato Punch

Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes

  • 1 bottle chilled Moscato
  • 1 10 oz can frozen Bacardi Strawberry daiquiri mix, thawed
  • 1/2 liter lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • fresh strawberries for garnish

Mix wine and daiquiri mix together in a pitcher, fill with soda and mix well. Serve with ice if you wish and garnish with fresh strawberries

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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5 Favourite Summer Wine Cocktails

We love this time of year. The mercury in our thermometers is skyrocketing, the sun is blazing in the sky, and everybody’s spending as much time as they can outdoors. And the best part about the Aussie summer? We get the perfect excuse to spend those balmy afternoons and evenings sipping chilled glasses of top-notch wine, catching up with our mates, and generally living the good life.

Over the past year or so, there has been a massive spike in interest in wine cocktails. Sure, the classics – like a traditional Spanish Sangria – have been around for ages, but it’s been really exciting to see mixologists and amateur cocktail shakers pick up bottles of wine rather than spirits for their concoctions.

After all, it makes perfect sense: wine cocktails are lighter, more refreshing and heaps more thirst-quenching than your average gin, vodka, rum or whisky-based cocktail… and anyway, who wants to neck such strong drinks when the temperature outside is sweltering? When it’s this hot outside, classic spirits-based cocktails are a one-way ticket to falling asleep in your chair, missing out on all the banter and fun the night-time has to offer, and waking up with a banging headache. And there’s no fun in that.

It seems we’re far from alone in thinking this. Right now, loads of great bars and events across Australia are using some fantastic local wines to mix up some seriously delicious summer cocktails. We’ve trawled through as many as we possibly could, and have picked out our absolute favourites to share with you.

Before we begin…

A couple of words of warning, first. Unless you’re a Spanish teenager who has just finished their exams, there’s no excuse whatsoever for drinking Kalimotxo – that nasty combination of cheap red wine and cola. I don’t care how often I see some trendy bar or other trying to claim it’s the next big thing… it really isn’t, and it doesn’t hold a candle next to the wine cocktails we’re going to recommend below!

On a similar note, it’s probably also best to steer clear those wine coolers that seem to be doing the rounds in some places. They tend to be packed full of sugar, preservatives and some slightly worrying chemicals, and what’s more, they aren’t half as nice as the real thing. Stick to freshly made wine cocktails, made from well-chosen bottles of wine, and experience for yourself how the flavours in the mix sing together in perfect harmony.



  • Crushed Ice
  • Rosé Wine
  • Vermouth
  • Strawberries

Let’s kick things off with the definitive wine cocktail trend of this summer: the frosé. This ‘grown up slushie’ was inspired by a pair of bars in New York and London, and with its characteristic blush colour, delicate set of flavours and sense of fun, there’s little wonder why it’s been such a massive hit across the world.

The frosé is a blend of crushed ice, rosé wine and a splash or two (or three, or four…) of Vermouth – the aromatic fortified wine which is featuring in the V&T, another big hit this summer.

Mixed together, and served with a straw and a strawberry stuck in the top, it’s a great way of making any bottle of rosé wine (even the less-than-inspiring ones) become the ultimate refreshing cocktail for when you’re in need of something to seriously cool you down.

White Melba Sangria

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Rum
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Lemon, Lime and Orange wedges

We all love a carafe of Sangria on a hot day – it’s one of Spain’s great gifts to the world. However, the classic combination of red wine, fruit juice, fizzy pop and sliced oranges isn’t the long and short of this drink. Using the old school recipe for inspiration, plenty of bars and restaurants have been making lighter, whiter, more summery versions of this cocktail, our favourite of which has to be the frankly gorgeous White Melba Sangria.

The tropical flavours of Italy’s favourite white wine (which many Aussie wineries are now producing with fantastic results) gets a boozy kick from the addition of rum and peach schnapps, before being cooled off with some soda and loads of citrus fruit. Delicious, and perfect for an afternoon on the beach!

Fino Collins

  • Fino Sherry
  • Elderflower cordial
  • Soda water
  • Lemon slices and cucumber spears

In the northern hemisphere, when this time of year is cold and snowy, Fino Sherry is seen as something of a winter warmer. Here down under, it’s the perfect ingredient for this cool, sophisticated and decidedly elegant summer cocktail, which is absolutely perfect for sipping among friends out on a terrace.

The floral hit of the elderflower cordial balances perfectly with the strong aromatics of the Fino Sherry. When combined with some fresh and fizzy soda water, a bit of lemon and a shard of cucumber, you’ve got yourself a summer cocktail that’s got all the character and charm of a summer garden. This one is sure to get you feeling relaxed and ready for a lazy day lying out in the sun!

Moscato Lemonade

  • Moscato
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar
  • Fresh Basil

Who doesn’t love a good Moscato? Here in Australia, we produce some of the best Moscato wines in the world (a big shout out to Yarra’s Innocent Bystander, which is one of our favourites of the whole bunch), and they’re pretty much perfect to sip on their own on a hot and sunny afternoon.

However, with a bit of mixing and cocktail-making know-how, you can transform any Moscato into a cooling long drink which is going to ensure you stay refreshed in even the most scorching conditions. Light, fun, fruity and frivolous, this summer cocktail’s got it all going on!

White Port and Tonic

  • White Port
  • Tonic Water
  • A Twist of Orange Peel

If there’s one country in the world which has been booming as far as its cool credentials go this year, then that country is surely Portugal. Foodies and wine lovers alike have been flocking to Portugal’s two major cities – Porto and Lisbon – and it’s led to a resurgence in popularity of the country’s flagship fortified wine.

White Port wasn’t often seen in global wine shops until quite recently, but it’s more accessible than ever before. With its strong flavours, gorgeous headiness and powerful aroma, it’s the perfect wine to mix with a good quality tonic water. Astonishingly refreshing, and perfect for those sweltering summer days, White Port and Tonic is proving to be a big hit in the hipper bars around the world. Try it for yourself, and see what all the fuss is about.

There you have it, a list of summer cocktails perfect for this time of year. But if you’re the “pour-straight-from-the-bottle” type, we’ve got you covered. and we’ll recommend three bottles that we think you’ll love according to your results!

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