Holiday Cocktails And Punches That Begin With Wine

When the holidays come around, you never know when guests will stop by or friends will show up. It is nice to have something festive and refreshing on-hand to greet them during this cordial time of year. Wine is a simple solution to events and get-togethers, as it is versatile, popular, and widely available.  

Try these holiday-inspired cocktails and punches that start with your favorite wine: 

Cranberry Christmas Punch

This punch is easy and inexpensive to throw together, using many things that you may have in your fridge and pantry. Combine the following ingredients: 

  • 4 cups Cranberry Juice 

  • 1 cup Red Grapefruit Juice 

  • 2 cups of your favorite dry Red Wine 

  • 2 or 3 cans Grapefruit or Orange Spiked Seltzer, to taste 

  • ½ cup Fresh Cranberries 

  • 4 sprigs Rosemary 

Stir well and fill your punch bowl to serve. Consider freezing whole cranberries and rosemary sprigs in a Bundt pan with water to float in the punch bowl at parties. 

Wintry White Wine Punch

This wine cocktail is as easy to make for one as it is to make for a crowd. Combine for a punchbowl or, if preparing one serving, combine ingredients to taste: 

  • 1 bottle White Wine 

  • 3 cups Cranberry Juice Cocktail 

  • 2 cups Apple Juice 

  • 1 cup Cranberries 

Add ice to the glasses and pour the punch over to serve. Garnish with additional cranberries and apple slices, if desired. This is a crisp and refreshing twist on the usual red wine holiday concoctions.  

Hot Spiced Holiday Wine

This recipe is easy to prepare and then leave in the crockpot or slow-cooker until you are ready to serve. It is so easy! Plus, everyone loves it- combine the following in your crockpot: 

  • 2 Oranges, sliced in rounds 

  • 2 bottles Red Wine 

  • 1 bottle White Wine 

  • A healthy pinch of dried ginger 

  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks  

  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cloves 

  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar  

  • ¼ cup Brandy liqueur 

Heat on low for a couple of hours, and then set it to 'warm' during your gathering or party. This warm wine punch is what every guest wants when they come through the door! It is comforting, soothing, and nostalgic, tasting and smelling like the holidays.  

A wine punch is an easy approach to entertaining- and there is nothing like a hot spiced wine to warm you from the inside out. Incorporate your favorite red and white wines in these recipes this holiday season — or anytime! For more information, contact a company like Daveco Beer, Wine & Spirits.