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Wine Cocktails You're Going to Want to Sip All Summer Long

Paloma Blanca Summer Wine Cocktail

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This margarita spinoff boasts a tangy grapefruit flavor for a special summertime kick. The Paloma Blanca uses Sauvignon Blanc rather than tequila to keep this drink a little sweeter and lighter than a typical margarita, so you can sit back and sip during those long afternoons spent on rooftops and back decks.

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Blood Orange White Wine Cocktail

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This souped-up Blood Orange White Wine Cocktail is the perfect way to try Campari if you haven't already. The slight bitterness of the liqueur balances the sweet blood orange and Pinot Grigio. Add a few sprigs of thyme for a freshness that makes this sip ideal for backyard parties.

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Wine Smoothie

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It's probably fair to say everyone loves smoothies, and wine is a no-brainer, so it's a good day when someone decides to put them together. This Wine Smoothie is an absolutely genius idea: Just throw whatever frozen berries you have on hand into the blender, add a little wine, and prepare to sip your way happy.

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When summer arrives, red wine tends to get the boot. But thanks to this recipe that blends two favorites—the margarita and sangria—to create a Sangrita, that's all about to change. The use of red wine, tequila, and fruit juice makes this cocktail a playful hybrid. Make a big batch in a pitcher for the ultimate party drink.

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Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch

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Since champagne is basically sparkling wine, this Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch deserves a spot on this list, as well as in your glass. Bonus: There's hangover prevention built right into this pretty flute thanks to the addition of hydrating coconut water.

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Bloody Gary

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This isn't your mother's Bloody Mary. Don't misunderstand, the good ol' classic is just fine, but every now and again you need to jazz things up a little, right? Enter the Bloody Gary. With homemade garlic vodka and red wine, this brunch-time beverage will quickly become your go-to day or night.

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Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

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This fizzy, refreshing Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco tastes like a fancy-schmancy bartender crafted concoction, but you can make this yourself in less than five minutes. Just mix prosecco with limoncello before stirring in fresh raspberries and mint. Voila! All of the finish with none of the fuss.

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Peach Pinot Grigio Sweet Tea

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Walk into just about any wine store and you'll likely find Woodbridge wines. The long-standing brand is upping their drink game this summer by creating festive wine cocktails that showcase their vino in a whole new light. This Peach Pinot Grigio Sweet Tea gives you a taste of the south, including real sweet tea and fresh peaches.

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Star Gazer Wine Cocktail

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No plans to make it to the beach this summer? Don't be too bummed. This tropical Star Gazer Wine Cocktail will make you feel like you're on vacation. Rum and vanilla syrup make this drink particularly reminiscent of your favorite island, while Chardonnay and fresh pineapple give it that undeniable hint of summer.

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Moscato Bee's Knees Cocktail

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Simplicity is the name of the game here. Every gulp of this Moscato Bee's Knees Cocktail delivers crisp white wine accented by tangy lemon juice and sweet honey. Sounds pretty good.

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