Summer's Best Drinks

Skip the hard stuff and entertain all summer with light, refreshing drinks made with wine.

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Grilled Peaches in Wine

Drinks and dessert in one, Giada’s light after-dinner dish can be made with red or white wine.

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Red Wine Punch

Made with your favorite Italian red wine, Food Network Magazine’s rosy red punch is lightened with the juice of several lemons.

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White Sangria

Food Network Magazine’s White Sangria features dry white wine and sliced stone fruit.

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Wine Spritzer

The flavors of dry and crisp Pinot Grigio are opened up with bright lemon and orange zests.

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Champagne Lemonade

Tyler’s light and citrusy cocktail simply combines two classic summer drinks: crisp champagne and refreshing lemonade.

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Red Wine Spritzers

Rachael adds bubbly seltzer water to dry Italian red wine and flavors her spritzers with fresh berries.

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Rose Sangria

Made with dry rose wine and a touch of brandy, this cool summer sangria boasts bright strawberries, raspberries and lemon.

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Champagne Punch

Emeril’s kicked-up cocktail boasts bottles of champagne, Triple Sec, Grand Marnier and cognac.

Raspberry Iced Tea Punch

Cool enough to quench your thirst and elegant enough to serve to guests, this white wine-based punch highlights the fresh flavors of ripe nectarines and sweet raspberries.

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Rose 75

Made with bubbly rose champagne and a splash of gin, this unique cocktail is slightly sweetened with simple syrup.

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Amaretto Sour With Prosecco

Amaretto liqueur is added to Italian Prosecco and mixed with fresh lemon juice to create a refreshing summertime sipper.

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Cava Sangria

Bobby’s simple sangria is made with Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine less acidic than many traditional French Champagnes.

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Bubbly on the Rocks

Food Network Magazine freezes fresh berries in ice cubes and adds them to crisp Prosecco. As the cubes melt, berries add subtle sweetness to the bubbly.

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Tiziano

Named after Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecelli, commonly known as Titian, this bright and sunny cocktail is made with Prosecco and grape juice and is studded with fresh mint.

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Citrus White Wine Spritzer

Rachael’s citrus cocktail features crisp Pinot Grigio and slices of zesty fresh lemon and lime.

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