Wine Cocktails - How to Make a Wine Cocktail with Pinot Grigio or Chianti

Summer is technically over, but there are still a few weekends left with beautiful weather to enjoy some wine outside on the patio, on the front porch, or at a barbecue with friends.  If you’d like to try something different, here are a few wine cocktails from Ecco Domani, and our friend Derrick with the Common Man Cocktails video podcast shows you how to make them.

Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail - The Ecco Freddo

Some muddled watermelon and a little Pineapple juice make you go for seconds for this tasty Pinot Grigio cocktail. View the Recipe

Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail - The Vita Domani

The exotic flavor of lychee juice (or pineapple juice) with muddled red grapes and a splash of lemon juice provide a ton of island flavor in this wine cocktail. View the Recipe

Chianti Wine Cocktail - The Ecco Cioccolato

And for dessert, a lovely mix of raspberries and chocolate will give you a new perspective on Chianti. View the Recipe

While you can certainly enjoy a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio on its own, or have a food-friendly Chianti with a pasta dinner, hopefully these wine cocktails make the weekend even more enjoyable for you.

Hello Vino


Which Wine Pairs with the First Day of Summer?

The easy answer: All of them!

But, you may find yourself reaching for a chilled white or rosé wine in this summer heat.  In that case, you may want to try this Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail by Ecco Domani.  Here’s a “How To” video from the Common Man Cocktails video podcast, with Rick from Hello Vino as a guest:

It was a ton of fun co-hosting this episode with Derrick.  If you aren’t already a subscriber, you should check out Common Man Cocktails on iTunes or watch the videos on EverydayDrinkers.tv.

Let us know if you try this wine cocktail this weekend - please leave a comment below.

Have a great weekend!

Rick from Hello Vino