Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas

| August 2, 2019 | 14 Comments

It’s patio time! These recipes are wonderful for the patio! I suggest using bottles of wine that are in the $10-$15 range. You don’t want to mess up really nice wine by adding fruits and sodas! Keep the budget intact and enjoy your summer!

Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas

Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas
Strawberry Chardonnay Wine Cooler

Strawberry Chardonnay Wine Cooler

Pull stems and leaves from 15 strawberries and cut into quarters. Throw them and two tbsp of brown sugar in the blender until pureed.

Mix in a gallon pitcher:

One bottle of a Chardonnay, 20oz Sprite or another lemon-lime flavoured soda pop, and the puree made above. You can add more or less of the puree, depending on how much strawberry-ness you’d like!

Serve in a tall wine glass over ice (don’t add the ice to the pitcher, it will water your drink down!) and garnish with a strawberry on the side!

Serve this strawberry cooler with a nice lemon chicken or a shrimp cocktail.

Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas
Peach Champagne Mimosa

Peach Champagne Mimosa

Buy a peach nectar from your grocer. I like to use a Prosecco with this recipe. Pour Prosecco over ice in a tall wine goblet, pour a little of the nectar in, and stir. Serve with a peach slice! This cocktail is great for parties with the ladies. I serve it at baby showers, bachelorette parties, and mother’s day brunches.

Grapefruit Sauvignon Blanc Cooler

Grapefruit Sauvignon Blanc Cooler

Use a knife to slice the skin off of a ruby grapefruit. Slice the fruit into sections. Make sure none of the white rind is left.

Mix in a pitcher 1 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, 20 oz of grapefruit soda, and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Pour into wine goblets, over ice, and garnish with the slices of grapefruit you made earlier.

Serve this one with seafood. Grilled halibut with roasted veggies would be a nice pair for this one.

Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas
Mimosa

My Famous Mimosa

First step is good oranges. I like to use Naval oranges. A juicer will help you as you will need fresh squeezed juice. Once you’ve squeezed enough to have half a gallon, keep squeezing. You’re gonna run out of these if you only have half a gallon (2 quarts). You are going to need lots of sparkling wine, too. I like a Spumante for this recipe. I suggest making this by the pitcher. You want two thirds wine to one third orange juice, and my secret ingredient: Grand Marnier, but it’s optional! You’re going to need a half oz per 8oz mimosa. Do not serve this drink iced. Keep the ingredients cold in the refrigerator or on ice (not in the pitcher!). Watery mimosas are no fun. This Mimosa is best served with breakfast or at a pool party.

Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas
Mango Grigio

Mango Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a nice dry Italian wine that goes very well with a mango puree. One bottle of Pinot Grigio, 20oz of Sprite or a lemon-lime soda, and two tbsp of mango puree, all mixed up and served over ice in a wine goblet. This is great with Indian food or spicy barbecue.

Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas
Amazing Summer Wine Coolers and Mimosas

Do you have a favourite summer drink? What is it?

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  1. The Strawberry Chardonnay Wine Cooler sounds delicious! I will have to try it! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I don’t drink alcohol but I do believe that a few of these might tempt me, especially the Peach Champagne Mimosa

  3. micheline says:

    I second it, the Strawberry Chardonnay Wine Cooler sounds so refreshing.

  4. Carole D says:

    These sounds all delicious! My favourite is the Strawberry Chardonnay Wine Cooler! Thank you for sharing the recipes!

  5. Calvin says:

    Big fan of the mango one, very refreshing and colourful.

  6. krisha4444 says:

    oh my gosh! those all look delicious and refreshing and i wanna try them all 🙂

  7. JoKing says:

    You had me at Mango! It sounds fabulous!

  8. Kristi says:

    I love fruit flavours so these sound amazing!

  9. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I want to try each and every drink and not just once but several and night lol

  10. Erin N says:

    Yum! These are prefect for the summer. Thank you!

  11. Leanne says:

    The peach champagne mimosa sounds so good . Makes me miss summer even more. I love making drinks in the summer but it’s usually pretty pricey so these recipes are great .

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