If you’ve ever been tempted by the low prices of boxed wine but ultimately decided against it, have we got great news for you! Boxed wine has gotten a bad name for many reasons, but if you’re looking to make wine-based cocktails, it’s a great option. Elizabeth Stark at Cosmopolitan has compiled a list of 10 Hacks to Make a Box of Wine Taste Amazing. Check out a few of the recipes below, then head over to Cosmo’s website to see the full list!

  • Wine slushies. Yeah, you read that right. Slushies…with wine! First, fill up an ice tray with your boxed wine and pop them in the freezer. Once the cubes are frozen, put them in the blender and select the pulse option. This is great on its own, but add some sparkling water for an extra special touch!
  • Alcoholic lemonade. This cocktail is super refreshing and great for a picnic or barbecue. Mix equal parts white wine and lemonade over ice with a bit of sparkling water to make this tasty summer treat. Add some fresh lemon slices to make this drink as beautiful as it is delicious.
  • Classic spritzer. There’s a reason it’s a classic! Take your pick of a boxed wine and combine with sparkling water — 2 parts wine to 1 part sparkling water. To make this drink as good as possible, make sure your wine is very cold. Spritzers like this are great with brunch or for lounging by the pool!

What’s your favorite way to drink boxed wine? Share below!

Featured photo credit: Tim Ellis via flickr.com

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