Holiday Wine Cocktails

Give the Gift of Local Wine

Local wine is the perfect present, full of holiday cheer and the heritage of the holiday. The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is bustling during the holidays! Every stop is full of the flavor of the season as well as joyous celebration. Stop in, sip, and enjoy the festivities during the most wonderful time of the year. Try one of these fun wine cocktail recipes at your holiday dinner or party.

And check out our member wineries’ list of fun holiday events HERE.

Holiday Wine Cocktail Recipes


Pomegranate Orange White Wine Cocktail

Serves 1

4 oz. Amore Vidal wine
3 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz fresh range juice from a navel orange
1/2 oz. cognac
mint leaves
fresh pomegranate arils (seeds) or cranberries

Pour wine, juices and cognac over ice in a glass
Add slice of navel orange, pomegranate arils/cranberries and mint leaves to garnish


Red Moon over the Black River

2 oz. Black River Farms Saki wine
1/2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
3 maraschino cherries
1 strip of orange rind

Shake liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice until chilled.
Rub rim of glass with orange rind.
Strain cocktail over ice-filled rocks glass.
Drop one cherry in the glass and skewer 2 more on a pick to garnish and serve.


Peppermint Bark Sparkling Cayuga Cocktail

Rim flute with melted chocolate then dip in crushed candy canes.
Add 1 oz. of peppermint schnapps to the flute and top with Sparkling Cayuga White. Garnish with a candy cane.

Clover Hill Caramel Apple Sangria

1 bottle Clover Hill Cayuga White
1 Cup Caramel Flavored Vodka
6 Cups Apple Cider
2 Apples, diced.
Mix all ingredients and blend in refrigerator for 2 hours. Rim you wine glass with cinnamon.

Clover Hill’s Winter Citrus Sangria
1 Bottle of Clover Hill Vidal Verde
8 oz. Lemonade
8 oz. Sprite
1 Lemon – Diced
1 Lime – Diced
1 Orange – Diced
5 Sprigs of Sage

Put the diced fruit and Sage Sprigs in a pitcher and muddle.
Add the Vidal Verde and Lemonade and let blend for 2-4 hours.
Add Sprite and serve.


The Social Sour

This twist on a classic New York sour uses our newest Social Still collaboration, Deep Cut Rye. This unique, spicy rye
was finished in Chambourcin barrels from Franklin Hill, giving it a lovely red hue.

1½ oz. Social Still Deep Cut Rye
¾ oz. simple syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
2 oz. Franklin Hill Vineyards Chambourcin

Add the Rye, lemon juice & simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a rocks glass and pour Chambourcin over the back of a spoon to create a float.

The Social Circus

3 oz. Franklin Hill Carnival cotton candy wine
1 oz. Social Still Smooch vodka
½ oz. lemon juice
Top with club soda

Jingle Juice

5 oz. Cherry 7-UP
1½ oz. Social Still Vodka
5 oz. Franklin Hill Salute Blackberry Bubbly wine

Serve over crushed Ice in a pint glass. Garnish with rosemary and cranberries.

Cranberry Thyme Spritzers
1 bottle Vidal Blanc infused with fresh Thyme overnight.
Add one cup of White Cranberry juice and 1/2 cup Seltzer.
Serve with fresh cranberries and thyme sprig as garnish.

Harvest Cider
1 bottle of Potion X wine
3 oz Harvest (Social Still’s Apple Whiskey)
1/2 gallon local apple cider
Add it all in a sauce pan and let mull with cinnamon sticks for 1 hour.
Serve warm with cinnamon stick and apple slice as garnish

Fireside Martini
3 oz Trio wine
1 oz Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka
Rimmed with caramel and crushed graham cracker
Serve with brownie brittle and s’mores snack mix.

Holiday Martini
3 parts FHV Passion wine
1 part vanilla vodka
Rim the glass with green colored sugar and garnish with a strawberry.


Created by nationally awarded Master of Mixology Conrad Flynn

Two 750mL bottles Galen Glen Grüner Veltliner Vinology
Two 750mL bottles Eight Oaks American Gin
400mL Crème de Violette
250mL Lemon juice
100mL Triple sec
75mL Rose’s lime juice
30mL Angostura orange bitters

Mix. Place in glass and top with club soda or mineral water. Garnish with lime peel.