Line up a killer wine cocktail selection that is all treat and no tricks this Halloween & focus on the one element that truly matters: customer experience.
This magnificently spooktacular holiday is the perfect time to let your genius creativity, inspiration, and inventiveness flow! A spin on your traditional wine by the glass offering, it will give you plenty to talk about and promote both in-house and across your social platforms.
In this article, we hope to inspire and innovate your October specials board by highlighting three cool & funky Halloween-themed wine-based cocktails you can easily add to your drinks roster. Think beyond just wine this Halloween. Promote hauntingly delicious creations that not only taste incredible but look insanely wicked, too.
Spooky Special Number 1: Pumpkin Spice Wine Spritzer
You’ve heard of the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte that rears its head when the leaves start to change but have you ever considered serving this cult classic in cocktail form?
Incorporating spiced rum and cinnamon sticks, the Pumpkin Spice Wine Spritzer makes for the perfect seasonal twist that will undoubtedly warm your guests from the inside out!
Indulge your guests in the perfect ‘pumpkin’ themed cocktail using the following:
3 oz Sweet White Wine (consider Riesling) | 1 oz Pumpkin Spice Liqueur |
2 oz Spiced Rum | Soda Water | Cinnamon Stick
Optional Extras or Substitutes: Ginger Beer | Apple Cider or Sparkling Apple Cider | Pumpkin Syrup
Learn how to make this killer Halloween cocktail here.
Spooky Special Number 2: Black Magic Halloween Sangria
The captain of never-ending versatility and variety, it should come as no shock that Sangria has landed a spot on our Halloween-themed cocktail recommendations.
This ruby-red potion is a mixture of spooky and fun magic. Easy to tailor and customize, it’s a Sangria-lovers Halloween dream!
The ingredients in this Halloween Sangria include (recipe produces an entire pitcher):
Red Wine (consider Grenache or Pinot Noir) | Vodka | Raspberry Liqueur | Apple Cider | Fresh Fruit | Soda (Sprite or Coke)
Find the method and measurements for this delectable cocktail here.
Spooky Special Number 3: Hocus Pocus Fizz
Double, double toil and trouble, we couldn’t forgo a wine cocktail with bubble(s)!
A spine-chilling sparkler, this Halloween-themed citrus elixir is designed to put a spell on your guests…and their taste buds. It gets a warm kick from its use of Rum, which is only further enhanced by zesty orange flavors.
Make this whimsically wicked and witchy wine cocktail by combining:
1 1/2 oz Rum | 1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice | 1/2 oz Simple Syrup | 1/2 oz Orange Juice
Orange Zest | Prosecco or Champagne
Read the entire recipe here and consider sugar-rimming your glasses to top off this fizzy, fruity Halloween cocktail.
Getting into the Halloween spirit…
Don’t let your wines & Champagnes lurk in the shadows this Halloween! We know the usual fear associated with opening a bottle to serve by the glass, let alone adding wine or Champagne to a cocktail, only to pour it down the drain on account of it going off! You’re thinking, yeah, wine cocktails are great, but they only require small quantities of wine, so why bother? What if we told you there was an easy, reliable, and profitable solution to ease and eliminate those worries?
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Image Sources: Pumpkin Spice Wine Spritzer | Black Magic Halloween Sangria