Spookify Your Wine This Halloween With These 5 Wine Cocktails

Spookify Your Wine This Halloween With These 5 Wine Cocktails

Are you a spooky sophisticate? We have the tricks to make yourself some tasty Halloween treats! There’s nothing like spicing up some wine to celebrate autumnal flavors. These drinks are hauntingly delicious, so grab your cauldron and get brewing! We won’t judge you if you keep drinking these long after Halloween.

The Perfect Serving Temperature

When it comes to wine cocktails, serving temperatures vary but what is essential is ensuring your wine’s flavor is preserved optimally until you’re ready to serve. For us, this means storing your wine in optimal conditions prior to opening the bottle. We highly recommend storing your wines in a wine refrigerator to ensure the flavors of your wine will not be stunted or affected by temperature fluctuations. 

Allavino Dual Zone and Multi-Zone Refrigerators allow you to store wine for serving and wines for preserving in two independently controlled temperature zones. They can also be used to store white and red wines at their own serving temperatures, preserving the rich flavors of your wine for your cocktails. 

Additionally, Allavino FelxCount Refrigerators are perfect for storing a variety of bottle styles, including champagne bottles! They have a flexible molded rack that allows for a variety of bottle shapes to comfortably sit and stack in each rack. 

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Spooky Sangria 

What’s spooky about this sangria? It’s spooky how delicious it is! It’s also extremely easy to make so, grab your favorite wine. We recommend a red wine with bold and rich fruit-forward flavors with a little spice to complement the ingredients we’ll be using in this recipe. 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whole black grapes
  • 1 cup whole green grapes
  • 2 oranges - sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon - sliced into rounds
  • 1 lime - sliced into rounds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle fruity red wine - (750 ml bottle) such as Pinot Noir or Beaujolais
  • 1 can ginger ale - (12 ounces)
  • Colored sugar - for rimming glasses

 

Instructions:

  1. Freeze the grapes on a sheet tray 2 hours before serving 
  2. In a large glass pitcher, combine 1/2 of the orange slices (reserve the second half for garnishing), lime, and lemon slices. Add the brandy and cinnamon stick and stir gently to combine. Slowly pour in the wine. Refrigerate sangria for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight (a longer chill time will amplify the flavor).
  3. When ready to serve, add the ginger ale to the pitcher and stir gently with spoon. 
  4. To garnish the glass rims, place the colored sugar on a plate, then rub an orange slice around the glass rim. Dip the rim of each glass into the sugar, coating well. 
  5. Fill glasses with frozen grapes and reserved orange slices, then slowly pour in the sangria.
  6. Sip and enjoy! 

 

Witching Hour Black Sangria 

Feeling kind of witchy? This deep dark black sangria will brighten your Halloween mood! Keeping with the festive theme, you’ll want to find the deepest and darkest red wine you can get a hold of. We recommend anything that contains rich and acidic berry flavors to complement the seasonal fruits in this recipe. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 bottle a dark red wine (750ml)
  • 2 cups organic blackberries, washed
  • 4 black plums, washed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 cups black grapes, washed
  • Optional - 1 cup of sparkling water (you don’t have to if you want a strong wine taste) 

Instructions: 

  1. Add everything into a pitcher and stir thoroughly with a large spoon.
  2. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. The longer it sits the darker the plums become, intensifying the festive look of your cocktail.
  3. Sip and enjoy! 

 

Pumpkin Spice Spritzer 

Pumpkin Spice Latte during the day..Pumpkin Spice Spritzer at night! You won’t find this drink at your local coffee shop but don’t worry, it’s easy to whip up at home. This refreshing autumnal spritzer is so addicting and festive! We recommend selecting a white wine that has a crisp and clean flavor without a dry finish. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 4 oz. white wine
  • 1 oz. pumpkin spice liquor
  • Seltzer for topping
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add ice to a low ball or stemless wine glass.
  2. Pour in the pumpkin spice liquor and the wine. Stir.  
  3. Top off the glass with seltzer.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick

 

Bloody Bellini 

There’s no better way to celebrate any holiday than with a good glass of champagne! This cocktail adds the perfect spooky touch with a bloody look. We recommend choosing champagne that isn’t too sweet because there will be some sweet additions. You can amp up the flavor with flavored champagne. An almond flavored champagne will complement the cherries in this drink. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 ounce Amarena cherry syrup (from the jar)
  • 1 Amarena cherry
  • 4 ounces champagne or sparkling wine chilled

Instructions: 

  1. Pour the Amarena cherry syrup into the center of a champagne flute (be careful not to drip it on the sides of the glass because the syrup is thick and will cling to the side).
  2. Drop the Amareno cherry into the syrup.  
  3. Add the champagne to the glass. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

Ghoulishly Green Wine Goblet 

The green glow of this wine cocktail will lift your Halloween spirits! Also, if you love your appletinis, you’re going to love this! We recommend picking a white wine with a crisp and fresh taste and no dry finish. Also, anything with apple notes already included will really amplify the apple notes in this drink. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 5 ounces white wine
  • 2 ounces apple liqueur 
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced

Instructions: 

  1. Pour white wine into a chilled wine glass.
  2. Add apple liqueur and stir.
  3. Garnish with an apple slice.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

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