Four Sweet Wine Cocktails You Can Make In A Pitcher

30 October 2017
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Sweet wine cocktails are the perfect choice for parties. Most people like sweet wine, even if they do not like dryer wines. And mixing the wine up into a cocktail makes it feel more special and party-worthy. The problem is, shaking drink after drink can take up your entire evening. Thankfully, you can make these three sweet wine cocktails in a pitcher, which keeps the mixing to a minimum.

Sweet Wine Sangria

Sangria is typically made with fruit and a dry, red wine, but this recipe makes a twist on the classic by using sweet Sauterne wine and tart lemons. 


  • 1 bottle sweet Sauterne wine
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda

Stir together the wine, oranges, lemon, and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for 2 hours, which will allow the flavors to develop. Add the lemon-lime soda, and serve over ice in lowball glasses or wine glasses.

Peach Wine Slushie

Technically you don't make a pitcher full of this drink, but you do make a blender fill of it—which is basically the same thing! This drink is lovely to serve during a summer party as it is very light and refreshing.


  • 3 cups sweet Sauterne wine
  • 1 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 peach, peeled and pitted
  • 3 cups small ice cubes
  • 1 cup orange juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into margarita glasses or large wine glasses, and garnish with peach slices before serving.

Raspberry Wine-Tini

This drink is a strong one, so you'll want to serve it in small glasses like martini glasses or champagne flutes. The raspberry flavor, however, is impeccable.


  • 1 bottle sweet Sauterne wine
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 cup vodka

Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher, give the mixture a stir, and add some ice. For a special touch, you can toss a few more whole, fresh raspberries in each glass.

Mint Medallion

With the refreshing flavor of mint leaves, this cocktail goes down easy. The apple juice adds a unique dimension.


  • 1 bottle sweet Sauternes wine
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 15 - 20 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a pitcher. Pour in the remaining ingredients, and stir well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving in order to allow the flavors to develop.