Summer is here and it's time to celebrate! As a bartender, I know that nothing screams summer quite like a refreshing, bubbly cocktail.
Sparkling wine cocktails are the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to any summer gathering, whether it's a backyard barbecue, a pool party, or a romantic picnic.
But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which sparkling wine cocktail to serve.
That's why I've compiled a list of the best recipes that are sure to impress your guests and keep them coming back for more.
From sweet and fruity to crisp and refreshing, these cocktails are perfect for any occasion.
Whether you're a fan of classic cocktails or you're looking to try something new, there's a recipe for everyone on this list.
So, whether you're hosting a summer soirée or simply want to enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot day, grab a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine and get ready to mix up some of the best cocktails of the season.
1. Indian Summer Sparkling Wine Cocktail
The Indian Summer Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a perfect way to bid adieu to the warmest season of the year. This cocktail recipe combines tropical mango, date caramel sweetness, and a healthy dash of Aperol to give it a beautiful orangeish-red color.
The bubbles from the sparkling wine make it a perfect drink to savor on the last few beach weekends before we start cozying up indoors. The recipe is adjustable, allowing you to customize the sweetness, bitterness, and acidity of the drink to your liking. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a balance of bittersweet flavors in their drinks.
2. Grapefruit Spritzer
Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail that's perfect for day-drinking or summer parties? Look no further than the Grapefruit Spritzer. This white wine cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, club soda, and a bottled cocktail with bitter orange flavors.
The result is a light and refreshing drink that's perfect for sipping on hot summer days. The Grapefruit Spritzer is easy to make and can be customized to your taste. Whether you're hosting a summer brunch or lounging by the pool, this cocktail is sure to be a hit. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
3. Watermelon Sparkling Wine Cocktail
The Watermelon Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a refreshing and fruity summer drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh homemade watermelon juice, vodka, and a rosemary honey syrup, this cocktail is finished off with Chandelier Sparkling Wine, giving it a light and crisp finish. The watermelon juice adds a sweet and juicy flavor to the cocktail, while the honey syrup and rosemary add a touch of herbaceousness.
The Chandelier Sparkling Wine adds a bubbly and celebratory feel to the drink, making it perfect for any summer gathering. This cocktail is easy to make and can be multiplied to serve a large group. If you're looking for a fun and festive summer cocktail, the Watermelon Sparkling Wine Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
4. Champagne Mojitos
If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to enjoy this summer, look no further than the Champagne Mojito. This cocktail combines the classic flavors of a traditional mojito, including fresh mint and lime juice, with the effervescence of champagne. The result is a crisp and slightly sweet drink that is perfect for hot days.
While the recipe does call for rum, the champagne adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the cocktail. Just be careful, as these drinks are strong and pack a punch without the usual club soda to dilute the alcohol. Overall, the Champagne Mojito is a must-try for anyone looking to mix up their summer cocktail game.
5. California Margarita Sparkling Wine Cocktail
The California Margarita Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a delightful summer drink that combines the classic margarita flavors with the effervescence of sparkling wine. The cocktail is made with fresh lime juice, tequila, and simple syrup, and is topped off with a generous pour of California sparkling wine.
The drink is served in a salt-rimmed glass with mint leaves and ice, making it a refreshing and visually appealing cocktail. The addition of the sparkling wine gives the drink a light and bubbly texture, making it perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. If you're looking for a new summer cocktail to try, the California Margarita Sparkling Wine Cocktail is definitely worth a taste!
6. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail that's easy to make and perfect for entertaining? Look no further than the Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco! Made with fresh muddled raspberries, lemon, and your favorite sparkling wine, this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Whether you're sipping it on a hot summer day or serving it up at a party, the Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why it's one of the best summer sparkling wine cocktails around?
7. Gin Prosecco Cocktail With Chamomile & Tangerine
One of the best Summer Sparkling Wine Cocktail recipes is the Gin Prosecco Cocktail with Chamomile & Tangerine. This cocktail is a perfect balance of gin, chamomile, tangerine, and sparkling wine.
The addition of white balsamic vinegar may seem odd, but it adds a nice tartness that balances the sweetness of the tangerine and floral chamomile. The cocktail is easy to make and can be pre-made for guests. It is a unique and refreshing cocktail that will surprise and delight your taste buds.
8. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer
The Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer is a refreshing and bubbly cocktail perfect for a summer day or night. Made with Riondo Prosecco, lemonade, and a homemade strawberry simple syrup, this cocktail is a winning combination of sweetness and citrus.
The addition of chopped strawberries and lemons adds extra flavor and a pop of color to the drink. Whether you're hosting a party or just enjoying a relaxing day in the sun, this spritzer is a must-try for any sparkling wine lover.
9. Lemon Lime Wine Spritzer
The Lemon Lime Wine Spritzer is a perfect summer cocktail that combines white wine with a hint of citrus. It's light, refreshing, and easy to make for a group. This cocktail is perfect for a party or gathering because it takes no time at all to pull together. The citrus slices add a nice touch of flavor and color to the drink.
The wine you use is entirely up to you, but a fruity and aromatic wine is recommended. The addition of club soda lightens the flavor and adds a little extra to the cocktail without all the extra calories. If you're looking for a fun and refreshing summer cocktail, the Lemon Lime Wine Spritzer is definitely worth a try.
10. Rhubarb Sparkling Wine Cocktail
The Rhubarb Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a refreshing and unique drink that is perfect for summer celebrations. The cocktail gets its distinct flavor from a shrub made with fruit, sugar, and vinegar. This shrub can be made with any fruit, making it a versatile ingredient to have on hand during the warmer months.
The cocktail is made by combining the rhubarb shrub with sparkling wine and a spirit of your choice, such as Hendrick's gin or ginger beer. The result is a sweet and tangy drink that is sure to impress your guests. With its easy DIY bar setup and pretty garnishes, the Rhubarb Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and delicious summer cocktail.
11. Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to enjoy this summer? Look no further than the Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail. This easy-to-make cocktail features fresh blackberries and muddled mint, which give it a sweet and refreshing flavor.
The addition of vodka and champagne adds a delightful fizz and sweetness, making it perfect for sipping on a warm summer day. Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a delicious drink to enjoy on your own, this cocktail is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
12. Champagne Punch
Champagne Punch is a refreshing summer cocktail that combines pineapple, strawberry, and orange flavors with fresh mint. It's perfect for entertaining guests and can be made in large batches.
Serve it in stemless champagne flutes or wine glasses for an elegant touch. The best part is that it can be made ahead of time and chilled until your guests arrive. Choose your favorite sparkling wine or champagne to make this delicious and refreshing drink.
13. Raspberry Sparkling Wine Cocktail
The Raspberry Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a perfect drink for those who love fruity and refreshing cocktails. This cocktail combines the dry and sweet flavors of raspberry wine and off-dry white sparkling wine, creating a delightful and beautiful treat.
The addition of fresh raspberries as a garnish adds a pop of color and an extra burst of flavor. This cocktail is perfect for any summer occasion, whether it's a party or a cozy evening at home. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to impress your guests, the Raspberry Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a must-try.
14. Prosecco and Gin Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail to serve at your next summer gathering, the Prosecco and Gin Cocktail is a must-try. This sparkling drink features premium gin, Italian prosecco sparkling wine, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a stylish lemon twist.
The combination of gin and prosecco creates a light and bubbly base, while the lemon juice adds a refreshing tartness that balances out the sweetness of the simple syrup. The lemon twist garnish adds a touch of elegance to this already chic cocktail. Whether you're sipping it on a hot summer day or serving it at a special celebration, the Prosecco and Gin Cocktail is sure to impress.
15. Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail
The Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail is a perfect summer drink that is light, refreshing, and has a fruity taste. The cocktail is made with Rose Prosecco, Chambord, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup.
The rim of the glass is coated with sugar which adds a touch of sweetness to every sip. The cocktail is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a girls' weekend, baby shower, or a summer barbecue. The Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail is a must-try for all the berry lovers out there.
16. French 75
French 75 is a classic summer cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and dry sparkling wine. The bubbles of the sparkling wine blend perfectly with the tartness of the lemon juice and the botanical flavor of gin. It's a light, refreshing, and easy-to-make drink that's perfect for warm summer nights.
The lemon twist garnish adds a decorative touch to the drink, making it look as good as it tastes. If you're looking for a cocktail that's not too sweet and goes well with lighter hors d’oeuvres or entrées, French 75 is the perfect choice.
17. Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail
The Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail is a refreshing and juicy drink that's perfect for the warm summer days. Made with only three simple ingredients – Limoncello, lemon soda, and Prosecco – this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a good sparkling wine cocktail. The tart and sweet lemon soda adds a zesty kick to the drink, while the Prosecco adds a bubbly and light touch.
The cocktail is garnished with mint leaves and freshly cut lemon slices, making it a visually appealing drink that's sure to impress your guests. Whether you're sipping it by the pool or enjoying it with some delicious appetizers, the Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail is a great way to cool down and relax during the summer months.
18. Cointreau Rose Cocktail
The Cointreau Rose Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make summer sparkling wine cocktail that is perfect for a weekend brunch or a lazy afternoon by the pool. Made with only a few ingredients, this cocktail is bursting with spring and summer flavors, including mint, orange slices, and chopped strawberries.
The addition of Cointreau liqueur gives it a delicious orange flavor, while the sparkling rose wine adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. Whether you're looking for a simple and delicious cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer day or a fun and festive drink to serve at your next party, the Cointreau Rose Cocktail is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see for yourself? Cheers to summer!
19. Sparkling Strawberry Sangria
The Sparkling Strawberry Sangria is a delightful summer cocktail that is perfect for entertaining guests. This refreshing drink is packed with flavor and is sure to be a hit at any gathering. The combination of rum, white wine, and fresh strawberries creates a deliciously fruity base, while the addition of sparkling wine adds a touch of effervescence that makes it perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening.
The recipe is easy to follow and can be easily scaled up to serve a crowd. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both light and refreshing, the Sparkling Strawberry Sangria is definitely worth trying.
20. Sparkling Strawberry Rosé Wine Sangria
The Sparkling Strawberry Rosé Wine Sangria is a light and refreshing cocktail perfect for warm summer nights. It's made with fresh strawberries, lemon, and Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé wine, which is delicate and easy-drinking with pleasing floral aromas and hints of red berry.
The cocktail is lower in carbs and calories, making it a healthier way to indulge in a cocktail during bikini season. The garnishes add an extra touch of elegance to the cocktail. Overall, it's a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves light and refreshing drinks during the summer.
21. Classic Mimosa
The Classic Mimosa is a refreshing and elegant cocktail that is perfect for any summer occasion. Made with fresh-squeezed orange juice and dry sparkling wine, this cocktail is a simple yet sophisticated way to add some sparkle to your day.
The perfect ratio of 50/50 ensures that the flavors of the orange juice and sparkling wine are perfectly balanced, and the addition of a small orange wedge garnish adds a pop of color and flavor. Whether you're serving it at a brunch or sipping it poolside, the Classic Mimosa is a timeless cocktail that is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why this cocktail has been a favorite for generations?
22. Italian Spritz
The Italian Spritz is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that will transport you to an Italian vacation with just one sip. Made with just three simple ingredients – Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water – this cocktail is perfect for warm weather and day-drinking. The bright orange color and invigorating scent of orange garnish make it a showstopper at any gathering.
The unique, bitter orange flavor of Aperol adds a delicious twist to the classic Prosecco cocktail. This cocktail is perfect for those who want a lighter, less alcoholic drink without compromising on taste. Overall, the Italian Spritz is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make summer drink.
23. Raspberry French 75
The Raspberry French 75 is a delightful twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. Made with gin, lemon juice, and a homemade raspberry simple syrup, this cocktail packs a punch and is perfect for summer celebrations. Topped off with champagne or prosecco, it's a bubbly and festive drink that will impress your guests.
The raspberry simple syrup adds a lovely pink hue and a fruity sweetness that balances out the tartness of the lemon juice. If you're looking for a fun and easy cocktail to add to your repertoire, the Raspberry French 75 is definitely worth a try.
24. White Wine Sangria
Looking for a refreshing and light cocktail to sip on this summer? Look no further than the White Wine Sangria! This classic drink is a perfect blend of white wine, brandy, and fresh fruit, with a twist of sparkling water to keep it light and bubbly. What sets this recipe apart is the lack of added sugar, making it a healthier option without sacrificing any of the flavor.
Plus, it's highly customizable, so you can use any white wine you have on hand and add your favorite fruits to the mix. Whether you're hosting a summer party or just want to relax with a drink on a warm evening, the White Wine Sangria is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
25. Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail
One of the most visually stunning cocktails you'll find this summer is the Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail. This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, from a bridal shower to a bachelorette party. The pink hue and sparkling wine make it a refreshing and delightful drink for brunch.
The use of whole hibiscus flowers adds a unique texture to the cocktail, and they are also edible. The Da Luca prosecco used in this recipe is sweet and fresh, with a light color that allows for the layered ombre effect. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a beautiful and delicious summer drink.
Mimosa is a classic and refreshing sparkling wine cocktail that is perfect for summer. Made with just two ingredients, sparkling wine and orange juice, it is a simple yet delicious drink that can be easily customized with different juice variations and liqueur toppers.
Mimosa is a crowd-pleaser and a great option for brunch, bridal showers, or any summer gathering. Its bright yellow color and fruity flavor make it a perfect fit for the season. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for your summer parties, Mimosa is definitely worth trying.
27. Gordon's Pink Gin Spritz
If you're looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to sip on during the hot summer months, then the Gordon's Pink Gin Spritz is a must-try. This cocktail is made with Gordon's Pink Gin, which gives it a beautiful pink hue and a lovely floral aroma. The addition of lemonade and Prosecco makes it a perfect sparkling wine cocktail that is light and refreshing.
The fresh strawberries add a touch of sweetness and make it a perfect drink for a summer evening. Whether you're hosting a party or just want to unwind after a long day, the Gordon's Pink Gin Spritz is a great choice. So, grab a wine glass, some ice, and get ready to enjoy this delicious cocktail!
28. French 77 Cocktail
The French 77 cocktail is a refreshing and elegant twist on the classic French 75. Made with elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and chilled Champagne, this cocktail is perfect for any occasion, from brunch to special holidays.
The floral notes from the elderflower liqueur and the citrusy kick from the lemon juice blend perfectly with the bubbly Champagne, creating a crisp and bright flavor that is sure to impress. This cocktail is easy to make and can be prepared in advance for easy entertaining. Whether you're a beginner bartender or an experienced mixologist, the French 77 is a must-try cocktail that will leave you wanting more.
29. Aperol Spritz Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail to enjoy during the summer? Look no further than the Aperol Spritz Cocktail! This Italian-inspired beverage is made with just three basic ingredients – Aperol, sparkling wine, and sparkling water or club soda – and can be garnished with a variety of options, including orange slices, strawberries, mint slices, or even green olives.
It's a perfect choice for a light summer meal or a relaxing afternoon on the patio. Whether you've tried it before or are new to the Aperol Spritz, this cocktail is sure to become a new favorite.
30. Cran Blueberry Basil Granita Sparkling Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and fancy drink to cool off on a hot summer day, the Cran Blueberry Basil Granita Sparkling Cocktail is a must-try. This cocktail combines the tartness of cranberries, sweetness of blueberries, and a hint of basil, which perfectly complements the bubbly prosecco. The granita takes a little extra time to make, but it's worth it.
The frozen fruit granita is scooped into champagne flutes and topped with sparkling wine, creating a beautiful and delicious drink. Plus, using Cape Cod Select frozen cranberries adds a sustainable and non-GMO touch to the cocktail. Don't miss out on trying this summer sparkling wine cocktail.
31. St Germain Champagne Cocktail
The St Germain Champagne Cocktail is a sophisticated and refreshing drink that is perfect for any celebration. Made with elderflower liqueur, champagne, and a touch of maple syrup, this cocktail is floral, botanical, tangy, and bubbly all at once. The use of pure maple syrup lends a gentle sweetness to the drink.
The garnish can be customized to your liking, but fresh rosemary or a lemon twist work well. This cocktail is perfect for holiday parties, New Year’s Eve, or any special occasion. If you're looking for a trendy and delicious cocktail to impress your guests this summer, the St Germain Champagne Cocktail is a must-try.
32. Champagne Mojito
The Champagne Mojito is a refreshing and bubbly twist on the classic mojito cocktail. This recipe uses sparkling wine instead of club soda, giving it an extra special sparkle and a fruity taste. The grapefruit, mint, and lime create a perfect citrusy mix that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.
While champagne can be expensive, this recipe uses budget-friendly sparkling wine to make it more accessible. The cocktail is easy to make and can be made in a single serving or as a pitcher for easy serving at parties or gatherings. If you're looking for a fun and refreshing cocktail to try this summer, the Champagne Mojito is definitely worth a try.
33. Sparkling Bees Knees Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to serve at your next summer gathering, the Sparkling Bees Knees Cocktail is a must-try. This twist on the classic bees knees cocktail features tequila, thyme-infused caramelized honey syrup, and lemon, topped off with a bottle of bubbly.
The combination of sweet, sour, and bubbly makes for a dangerously delicious drink that's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Plus, it's easy to make in a pitcher, making it a convenient option for serving a group of guests. Don't miss out on this twist on a classic cocktail – give the Sparkling Bees Knees a try and impress your guests with your mixology skills.
The Bellini cocktail is a refreshing and elegant drink made with peach nectar and spumante brut. Originating from Venice, Italy, it has a delicate and distinctive color that is perfect for sipping on a hot day. Its creation is attributed to Giuseppe Cipriani, owner of the famous Harry's Bar in Venice, and it quickly became a favorite among famous figures such as Hemingway and Maria Callas.
The key to a perfect Bellini lies in the quality of the ingredients, with the peach needing to be perfectly ripe and the Spumante of impeccable quality. If you're looking for a sophisticated summer cocktail, the Bellini is definitely worth trying.