White Wine Cocktail Recipes

Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Anne-Marie

Serve up these skinny and frozen wine cocktails for Mother's Day brunch or on a warm evening after work!

A glass of white wine cocktail with grapefruit.

Why this recipe works

With summer nearly here, it’s time to start making white wine cocktail recipes!

These two wine cocktails are ideal for Mother’s Day brunch or enjoying the warmer weather on the back porch in the evenings with friends.

These summer wine cocktails are ideal for people who want to imbibe, but are looking for healthier alternatives when it comes to our cocktails.

A glass of white wine cocktail with straws, with grapefruit with a wine bottle, grapefruit, winecorks, and wine bottle opener.

The Frozen Wine Cocktails recipe is practically guilt free since it’s made with whole pieces of grapefruit and sweetened with natural, no calorie stevia.

My Skinny White Wine Cocktails recipe is made even lighter with grapefruit flavored, no calorie seltzer, grapefruit juice, and an ice ball of frozen wine.

White wine cocktail inspiration

What I love about traveling is that I’m inspired to recreate dishes and drinks I’ve sampled on the road. One such drink was a grapefruit cocktail I enjoyed during a trip through Kansas City, Missouri a few years ago.

It was sweet and refreshing though too boozy for an everyday drink.

I wanted to create a refreshing grapefruit flavored cocktail that I could sip in the evenings that wouldn’t knock me out before dinner was served. I thought a wine cocktail would do the trick.

This white wine cocktail with sprig of rosemary.

I love using Sauvignon blanc wine in my white wine cocktails recipes, especially when paired with grapefruit, because it’s a refreshing, crisp and dry wine. Perfect for the warmer weather!

I created two white wine cocktail recipe versions – a frozen grapefruit slushy and a skinny version with grapefruit flavored seltzer.

White wine cocktail with grapefruit.

Frozen wine cocktails with grapefruit

I adore frozen cocktails since they’re so much fun to sip through a straw out of stemless wine cocktail glasses.

They give me an excuse to use my high speed blender more often, too!

For the Frozen Wine Cocktails with Grapefruit, instead of freezing grapefruit juice in ice cube trays, I froze pieces of ruby red grapefruit overnight. That way you get a bit of fiber along with your cocktail. (We can all use more fiber in our diets, right?)

I cut back on some of the calories by using stevia instead of sugar, too. (You can also use powdered monk fruit sweetener.)

White wine cocktail with sprig of rosemary.

Skinny white wine cocktails with grapefruit

I enjoy freezing wine in an ice ball maker mold and then plunking it in a margarita glass of flavored seltzer water with a garnish of something from my herb garden.

This way my guests and I can have the delicious taste of the Sauvignon blanc in some Skinny White Wine Cocktails as the wine ball slowly melts into the seltzer and juice mixture.

It helps avoid the calories and boozy affects of a full glass of wine, too!

I like to freeze up a batch of wine balls to keep on hand for guests or a party. I keep the frozen wine balls in a Ziploc freezer bag until it’s time to make up a batch of Skinny White Wine Cocktails.

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Yield: 1 SERVING

White Wine Cocktail Recipes

White Wine Cocktail Recipes

Serve up these skinny and frozen wine cocktails for Mother's Day brunch or on a warm evening after work!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


For Frozen Wine Cocktails with Grapefruit

  • 3 ounces Sauvignon blanc wine
  • 1/2 ruby red grapefruit, peeled, divided into sections, and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon stevia or monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

For Skinny White Wine Cocktails with Grapefruit

  • Juice of 1/2 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon stevia or monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 ounces grapefruit-flavored, no-calorie seltzer
  • Sauvignon blanc wine, frozen into a large ice ball
  • Herb sprig garnish (optional)


For Frozen Wine Cocktails with Grapefruit

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until frothy.
  2. Serve immediately in a cocktail glass with a straw.

For Skinny White Wine Cocktails with Grapefruit

  1. Place grapefruit juice, stevia, lime juice, and seltzer in a large glass. Stir gently to combine ingredients.
  2. Place frozen wine ice ball in a wide mouth cocktail glass, such as a martini or margarita glass. Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour juice, and seltzer mixture over the wine ball.
  3. Serve with an herb sprig garnish. Refresh drink with extra juice and seltzer mixture.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 5gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on May 26, 2015. Updated with new pictures and information.

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