5 local wine cocktails for the perfect summer buzz

Paper Doll Bar, Aperol Spritz
Make it classy with a wine cocktail at Paper Doll Bar. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Do warm weather and patio lounging have you craving a fun drink that’s both tasty and refreshing? These five wine cocktails from local bars in Birmingham will have you sipping on cloud wine.

1. Freddy’s Wine Bar

Freddy's Wine Bar
Simply the best wine cocktails at Freddy’s Wine Bar in Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

For a mean wine cocktail, look no further than Freddy’s Wine Bar on Highland Ave in Birmingham. One of their ultimate wine cocktail concoctions features Axta Vermouth Rojo on the rocks with a splash of soda and an orange slice for garnish.

Where: 2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
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2. Galley and Garden

Galley and Garden
Galley and Garden. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Say hello to the Baptiste from Galley and Garden. Light and sweet, this wine cocktail includes Zaya 12-year rum, fresh lemon, pineapple & Sichuan peppercorn syrup, B&B and Rose wine.

Where: 2220 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
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3. Paper Doll Bar

Paper Doll Bar offers must-drink wine cocktails. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Orange is the name of the game for this wine cocktail from Paper Doll. The Aperal Spritz mixes prosecco, Aperol and soda water, which offers a sweet start and a pleasantly bitter finish.

Where: 2320 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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4. Queen’s Park

Queen's Park, Port Cobbler
Queen’s Park, Port Cobbler. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If summer were a drink, it would be the Port Cobbler from Queen’s Park. Made with ruby port, sherry passionfruit, orange and lemon, it’s juicy, tart and just a little nutty for those laid back summer days.

Where: 112 24th St N, #102, Birmingham, AL 35203
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5. The Louis

The Louis, Buena Vista Spritz
The Buena Vista Spritz at The Louis. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

For a picture perfect wine cocktail, sip on the Buena Vista Spritz from The Louis. Made with Spanish Rose, fresh juices and St. Germain, it offers just the right mix of fruity and floral.

Where: 1821 2nd Ave N, Ste 194, Birmingham, AL 35203
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