Due to its several holidays focused on indulgent treats, cozy sweater weather, and beautiful foliage, people across the United States relish the fall season. With plenty of occasions to celebrate with delicious meals and good company, it is the perfect time to stock up on seasonal wine favorites. If you’re looking for fall wine cocktail recipes to serve at your Halloween costume party or alongside your Thanksgiving dinner, you’re in the right place. Uncover these seasonal wine cocktail recipes that you need to try ASAP:
Apple Cider Cocktail
- 1 Bottle of ZombieVino Night Walker Pinot Noir
- 1 Bottle of Apple Cider (Sparkling or Traditional)
- A dash of Amaro alle Erbe Italian Liqueur
- Cinnamon Sticks (Optional)
Apple cider is a fall staple and comes second only to the beloved pumpkin. An apple cider cocktail is an easy treat to serve during Halloween parties, autumn bonfires, or after Thanksgiving dinner. To make this seasonal wine cocktail, mix a light red wine such as ZombieVino Night Walker Pinot Noir with a dash of a bitter Italian Liqueur. Mix in apple cider, and then stir the cocktail using a cinnamon stick. You can leave the cinnamon stick in place to act as a garnish for gatherings or forgo the cinnamon stick altogether. This wine cocktail is highly customizable, and you can experiment with portions. Add more apple cider, or use a sparkling variety to change up the flavors to suit your preference.
- Fresh Cranberries
- 1 Bottle of Sparkling Water
- 1 Bottle of Cranberry Juice
- 1 Bottle of Redneck Vineyards Trumped Merlot
If you’re a fan of the cranberry sauce served at Thanksgiving dinner, this is one of the best fall wine cocktail recipes. This cocktail focuses on this fall food staple and turns it into a decadent sangria. To make this sangria wine cocktail a hit, it’s essential to use the right wine. We recommend Redneck Vineyard’s Trumped Merlot. This wine is bold and fruity enough to stand its ground without meshing once merging with the notoriously acidic and sour cranberries. Start with a pitcher and mix in fresh cranberries and cranberry juice. Throw in a handful of fresh cranberries and add in the Merlot. You likely won’t need a whole bottle of each ingredient. However, full bottles allow you to experiment with the taste before making an entire batch of one of the most popular wine cocktails for autumn. Once the drink is to your liking, serve it alongside Thanksgiving dinner for an extra festive celebration.
Pumpkin Spice Wine Spritzer
- 4 Ounces of Sweet Oaks Pinot Grigio
- 1 Ounce of Pumpkin Spice Flavored Liqueur
- Cinnamon Sticks (Optional)
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin spice. This warm combination of spices and earthy pumpkin has made its way to everything from pies and coffee to loaves of bread and pastas. Incorporating it into a wine spritzer is sure to impress guests at any fall gathering. As an added bonus, it only takes a few minutes and minimal ingredients to pull it off. Begin with a white wine, such as Sweet Oaks Pinot Grigio. This wine works well because it is lightly acidic and acts as a palate cleanser. Mix around 4 ounces of the Pinot Grigio wine with an ounce of bold pumpkin spice-flavored liqueur. Add a cinnamon stick for a more festive garnish, or serve the spritzer in fall-themed wine glasses.
Roasted Pear and Honey Sparkling Cocktail
- Roasted Pear Puree (6 Pureed Pears)
- ¼ Cup of Honey
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg (To Taste)
- 1 Tsp of Vanilla
- 1 Bottle of Sparkling Cider or Apple Juice
- 1 Bottle of Sweet Oaks Viognier
Pumpkin and apple flavors often steal the show during the fall season. This sparkling cocktail aims to showcase other often overlooked flavors that perfectly align with the season. The star of this show is the roasted pear, which is achieved by pureeing six roasted pears. From there, mix your favorite white wine (we recommend Sweet Oaks Viognier) with the puree. The Viognier blends well with the freshness of the pear, as it also displays fruity notes like apricots and peaches. Add in the recommended amounts of honey along with cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Finish the sparkling cocktail by mixing in a small amount of sparkling cider or sparkling apple juice. You can also opt for sparkling white wine and forgo the sparkling cider or juice altogether.
Discover More Redneck Vineyard’s Wines
Do your favorite fall wine cocktail recipes use a bold Merlot or a delicate Charddonay instead? No problem! Redneck Vineyards is proud to offer a wide selection of both red and white wines. Explore our wine categories and purchase your favorites today to keep on hand for all of those fall celebrations.