The Best Holiday Wine Cocktails for the Winter

Spiced Red Wine Cocktail Recipe

Most people don’t realize that Christmas actually has a smell to it and if our smell memory serves us correctly it is vanilla and cinnamon. Fill your house with the smell of Christmas with this red wine cocktail from She Knows.

The Best wine to use for Spiced Red Wine Cocktails: Malbec

Holiday-spiced red wine cocktail recipe
Image by: She Knows


Sparkling Moscato Holiday Cocktail Recipe

This delicious sparkler from Martha Stewart is made with Moscato d’Asti and can be made in just 15 minutes. It’s a great treat and classic twist on standard sparkling for parties.

The Best Wine to Use for this Sparkling Holiday Cocktail: Moscato d’Asti

Sparkling Pear and Cranberry cocktail
Image by: Kirsten Strecher


White Wine Christmas Sangria Recipe

Jerry James Stone got this seasonal sangria just right for a holiday night. It is packed full of holiday spirit, so pop open that Pinot Grigio you have laying around and get stirring.

The best wine to use for this Holiday Sangria recipe: Pinot Grigio


Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Red wine makes everything better including the classic Manhattan cocktail. Sugar and Charm has added red wine to this timeless drink to make it perfect for the holiday season.

The best wine to use for this seasonal cocktail: Cabernet Sauvignon

Image by: Sugar and Charm


Gluehwein / Mulled Wine Recipe

Of course, we couldn’t leave you without a delicious mulled wine recipe, but instead of the standard, we are making the German/Austrian version from Else on All Recipes. This way even if you aren’t travelling this holiday season you can still feel like you are.

The best red wine for making mulled wine:

To choose a great red wine for this recipe check out our 15 Under $15 (for Making Mulled Wine).


Mulled Wine Photo by: Hannah Pemberton, Unsplash


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