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Shake up your Routine with these 5 Wine Cocktail Recipes

Hattiesburg, MS

Is wine one of your favorite drinks, but you’re looking for a way to spice it up a little? While most mixed drinks are made with spirits and liqueurs, there are a host of cocktails you can make with wine as an ingredient. Here are 5 delicious wine cocktail recipes you should try/


One of the classic wine cocktails, sangria is great for those summer evening get-togethers.

For a pitcher with four servings, you will need:

  • 1/2 medium apple (cored, with the skin on, chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 medium orange (rind on, sliced into small pieces, with large seeds removed, plus more for garnish)
  • 3-4 Tbsp organic brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup brandy (plus more to taste)
  • 750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine
  • Approximately 1 cup of ice to chill

Combine the apples, oranges and sugar into your pitcher and middle for about forty-five seconds. Add orange juice and brandy; muddle for another thirty seconds. Pour in your choice red wine and stir to combine. Add ice and serve.

Kalimotxo (aka Calimocho)

Kalimotxo was said to have been created in Spain in the 1970s due to servers trying to cover up the taste of bad red wine. It’s meant to be made with a low-brow wine, so just about any kind will do.

To make your own version of Kalimotxo, all you will need is:

  • Red wine of your choosing
  • Coke
  • Lemon wedges for garnish)

Combine equal parts of red wine and Coke over ice. Stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.

Aperol Spritz

A refreshing, crisp Prosecco drink, this not-too-sweet concoction is a favorite of many.

To make your own version of what’s known as “Italian sunset in a glass,” you will need:

  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces dry Prosecco
  • 1 ounce, or a splash, of club soda or sparkling water
  • Orange slice (optional, for garnish)

Fill a large wine glass generously with ice. First, pour your Aperol over ice. Next, add your Prosecco. Lastly, add a splash of club soda, garnish with an orange slice and serve.

Front Porch Swing

This has similar features to your traditional sangria, but is made with alternate ingredients. Like the sangria, you can play with the ingredients to your own personal taste.

To make a front porch swing, you will need:

  • 3 ounces white wine
  • 5 ounces cucumber vodka
  • 1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 5 white or green grapes, halved
  • 5 red grapes, halved
  • 2 sprigs of mint or tarragon (one for the drink, one for garnish)
  • 1 orange wheel
  • 1 strawberry, halved

Combine your white wine, vodka, St. Germain, grapes, herb, orange wheel and strawberry into a shaker. Do not muddle. Top with ice and shake until chilled. Pour unstrained into a large wine glass. Replace your herb sprig with your fresh one and serve.


In the heat of the summer, everyone loves a good boozy slush and this cocktail, whose name is short for “Frozen rosé”, is a great choice that is sure to hit that icy, sweet spot when the craving comes.

To make frozen rosé, you will need:

  • 1 bottle of dry rosé
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1-2 cups strawberries (hulled and halved)
  • 5 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Ice

Pour your rosé into a baking pan and put it in the freezer for 6-8 hours. It will not freeze completely due to the alcohol, but it will get slushy. When the rosé reaches this slushy state, combine the sugar and strawberries to help the flavors come out. Combine and blend all other ingredients, then garnish with an unsliced strawberry and serve.

If you’d like to try any of these recipes, or have your own concoction you want to prepare, Lincoln Road Package Store is your source for everything you will need. Visit our location at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS. Got a question? Contact our courteous and experienced staff by calling us at (601) 268-3677 or send an e-mail to

Lincoln Road Package Store proudly serves the adult beverage needs of Hattiesburg, MS.


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