Witches Brew from Leelanau Cellars (Omena, MI)
Red Wine of the Month
Winery Description: “It is our secret wine blend enhanced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and other natural spices that make this a crowd pleaser and favorite of Leelanau Cellars’ fans. Perfect for entertaining, this wine will explode with intense flavor when served warm but can also be served chilled as an ingredient in sangria. Witches Brew is perfect for campfires, tailgating, or any gathering (large or small) on a chilly evening.”
We think this will pair perfectly with a month of bewitching, especially when served warm. A bottle can be purchased for around $6.We hope this spice-infused red enhances your haunted season. Enjoy!
Blindfold California White 2015
White Wine of the Month
This little number comes from The Prisoner Wine Co., in Napa Valley. If its name wasn't enough to get you in the spooky mood, the flavors will. Blindfold is a full-bodied, richly textured wine. Each glass has inviting aromas of honeysuckle, grilled white peach, and apricot. A luscious entry of toasted hazelnut and mandarin are balanced by bright acidity and minerality. The finish is rich and creamy with flavors of lemon zest and caramelized sugar.
Fun fact: The label artwork is based on one of the prints from the "Disasters of War" series by Spanish artist, Francisco de Goya. Similar to the artwork on The Prisoner label, The Blindfold label depicts atrocities of war between France and Spain during the artist’s time.
Basically. this is the perfect white wine for Halloween!
A Spooky Cocktail
Vampires Kiss - Vodka, Raspberry Liquor, Champagne
Let's spook things up with a cocktail containing a haunting combination of vodka, liquor, and champagne. This little ghoul is perfect for your over 21 guests. Not only does it taste spooktacular, but it also looks fancy!
1 1/2 ounces vodka (Finlandia)
3/4 ounce raspberry liqueur (Chambord; divided)
1 1/2 ounces sparkling wine (Korbel California Champagne)
Garnish: red sugar (for rim)
Gather the ingredients. Rim a cocktail glass with red sugar. Pour the vodka and half of the raspberry liquor into the glass. Top with Champagne. Pour the remaining raspberry liquor over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the drink. Serve and enjoy!
Creepy Shirley Temple
Non-Alcoholic for Designated Drivers & Under 21
Who doesn't know this classic mocktail? Shirley Temples are a staple of pre-drinking age gatherings. But what about these creepy Shirley Temples? Give them a try at your next Halloween gathering!
Ginger Ale OR Sprite (all about the look you're going for)
In a glass (or beaker) poor ginger ale/sprite. Fill syringes with Grenadine Syrup and place in glass. To add a bit of fun, allow your guests to push the syringes when they are ready. If desired, add maraschino cherries to the drink; it's a perfect appearance for blobs of blood!