Fall Wine Cocktails

wine cocktails

Fall is the season of coziness, thanksgiving, togetherness, falling leaves, and for us, great fall wine cocktails. Use these recipes when entertaining your friends and family, for the adult table on Thanksgiving. You can even use them into the Holiday season!

Spiced Red Wine (courtesy of sheknows.com)

You’ll need:wine cocktails

1 bottle of red wine (such as a merlot or cabernet)

8 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 orange peel

1 grapefruit peel

10 cloves

6 cinnamon sticks

How to make:

  1. To begin, mix together the wine and the brown sugar on the stove, at a medium-to low temperature, and stir periodically until dissolved.
  2. Pour in the fruit peels, cloves, and two of the cinnamon sticks. Heat the wine for 20 minutes, but don’t bring it to a boil.
  3. After 20 minutes, filter the wine through a fine sieve and let it cool. Use the rest of the cinnamon sticks as a garnish.

Spiced Brandy Wine and Apricot-Cayenne Fizz (Courtesy of marthastewart.com)

You’ll Need:

1 bottle of a light-bodied red wine (think Beaujolais)

3 ounces of Brandy

1/2 cup of sugar

6 whole cloves

4 strips of lemon zest (approximately 3 inches each)

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

How to make:

  1. Combine the wine, brandy, cloves, sugar, cinnamon sticks, lemon zest, and star anise  in a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer on a high heat.
  2. Turn off the heat, and let it seep for approximately 10 minutes. After your 10 minutes is up, filter through a fine sieve. Serve in mugs with lemon zest as a garnish.

Autumn Side Car (Courtesy of liquor.com)

What you’ll need:

1.5 ounces of Chardonnay

.5 ounces of brandy

Agave Nectar

2 Orange Slices

2 Basil Leaves

Orange Liqueur

How to make:

Hash the orange slices, agave nectar, and basil leaves at the bottom of a shaker. Next, throw in some ice, then pour in the Chardonnay and the brandy. Shake it up well, then double strain into a cold Martini glass. Add a bit of orange liqueur and add an extra orange slice for some garnish.


Voila! Now you’re ready to brave the cold with a warm tummy.

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