12 Easy Wine Cocktails for a Swanky Party

updated May 1, 2019
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Wine cocktails are a perfect way to add a sophisticated note to your holiday party while also making it easy to create a special themed cocktail for the evening. Many can be made in pitchers, such as our sparkling apple cider sangria, or served up with pretty seasonal garnishes, like our clementine and vanilla cocktail made with a box of white wine.

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12 Easy Wine Cocktails for a Swanky Party (Image credit: Jayme Henderson)

Sangrias for a Crowd

Sangria is always a crowd-pleaser, and making up a jug of this easy wine cocktail is as simple as 1-2-3.

Boxed Wine

The easiest (and often most economical) way to make a wine cocktail for a crowd is to start with a box of wine. These easy-to-find wines are increasing in quality and make a great base for a crowd-pleasing cocktail. Here are five cocktails designed for a box of wine.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Nothing is more festive than sparkling wine, and each of these easy cocktails dresses up an inexpensive bottle of bubbly with a little extra swank (we recommend Spanish cava for sparkling wine cocktails; here’s why).