Are you throwing a holiday party this season and want festive drinks to offer your guests? A holiday wine punch cocktail or wine spritzer both have an appropriate seasonal touch. These delicious recipes can be served no matter the occasion, but bring the seasonal flavors of cranberry and cinnamon to life.
The holiday wine punch cocktail is simple and combines the great flavors or orange, cinnamon, and cranberry with a sweet red wine.
For this recipe, we recommend using Dutton Estate Winery’s 2016 Manzana Pinot Noir, which you can purchase here. This wine features unique flavors such as cranberry, orange, and candied red hots. However, any red wine will work in the recipe.
To make this cocktail, you will need the following ingredients:
- Red Wine
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Juice
- Ginger Ale
- Vanilla Extract
Pour all of the ingredients into a pitcher to taste and then top with fresh orange slices and cranberries.
The holiday wine spritzer will again combine the flavors of ginger ale and cranberries, but with white wine for a lighter touch. For this recipe, you can check out the white wines from Hanna Winery, Ektimo Vineyards, or Balletto Vineyards.
To make this spritzer, you will need the following ingredients:
- 750 ml of white wine
- 3 cups of cranberry juice
- 3 cups of ginger ale
- 1 cup of cranberries
Combine white wine and cranberry juice into a pitcher and then top with ginger ale and cranberries.
These simple holiday drinks can be created to your liking and will have the perfect seasonal touch for this holiday season. Enjoy!