A bottle of Tanglewood's Blue Silk Wine is wrapped and ready for Christmas along with other presents.

Looking for the perfect Christmas cocktail to wow your friends, family, and coworkers this holiday season? Look no further! We've got three delicious recipes guaranteed to make your celebrations even more special. From cozy Apple Pie Martinis to a fun Santa's Vacation Margarita and a refreshing Traminette White Christmas Sangria, these drinks will make your gatherings both merry and bright!


A decadent and sweet Apple Pie Martini made with Tanglewood's Apple Pie wine

Apple Pie Martini

This apple pie martini recipe is a delicious blend of our sweet Apple Pie Wine and Vodka, creating a warm and cozy treat perfect for sipping by the fire. It’s a must-make cocktail for the holiday season!

Total Time: 10 minutes // Servings: 2 drinks


For the Rim:

  • 1 tablespoon fine graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

For the Martini:

  • Ice
  • ½ cup Apple Pie Wine
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • Apple slices for garnish (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Wet the rim of your martini glass with water or an apple slice, then dip it into the sugar mixture.
  2. Place the ice, Apple Pie Wine, and vodka in a cocktail shaker, shake well, then pour into the prepared glass. 
  3. Enjoy!


Santa's Vacation Margarita, a tangy, sweet cocktail made from Tanglewood's Blue Silk wine

Santa’s Vacation Margarita 

This tropical Blueberry Coconut Margarita recipe combines fresh blueberries, Blue Silk Wine, tequila, and creamy coconut milk to craft a sweet escape. Transport yourself to paradise with every sip of this vibrant, fruity drink reminiscent of Santa's secret getaway.

Total Time: 10 minutes // Servings: 1 drink


For the Rim:

  • Sea salt or coarse sugar
  • Simple syrup 

For the Margarita: 

  • Ice
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz coconut milk, shaken well
  • 2 oz Blue Silk wine
  • Fresh blueberries (optional)


  1. If you wish to rim your glasses, spread sea salt or coarse sugar on a small plate. Then, gently apply simple syrup around the rims and dip them into the salt/sugar for coating.
  2. Fill a shaker with ice and combine tequila, coconut milk, and Blue Silk. Shake well.
  3. Pour the drink over ice and garnish with fresh blueberries, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!



White Christmas Sangria, made with Tanglewood Winery's Traminette wine

Traminette White Christmas Sangria

This easy Christmas Sangria recipe is made with limes, cranberries, Traminette White Wine, and ginger beer. Sure to become a crowd-pleaser, this white sangria packs a punch without being too sweet. Enjoy the perfect holiday cocktail this Christmas season! 

Prep time: 10 minutes // Rest time: 4 hours // Servings: 5 drinks


  • Ice
  • 750 mL Traminette White Wine
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 ½ Cups Cranberries
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) Ginger Beer, chilled
  • Fresh Rosemary for garnish (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)


  1. Begin by slicing the limes and placing them into a pitcher. Add 1 cup of fresh cranberries as well, carefully halving the remaining ½ cup of cranberries to add to the pitcher.
  2. Pour the Traminette White Wine over the fruit in the pitcher. Tightly seal the pitcher and place it in the fridge to chill for 4 hours.
  3. Just before serving, add the ginger beer to the pitcher. 
  4. Fill your glasses with ice and sangria, adding fresh rosemary and a cinnamon stick for garnish, if desired.
  5. Enjoy! 


Tanglewood Winery | Farm to Table Michigan Fruit Wine

Since our start, we’ve devoted ourselves to developing the richest Holland, Michigan-made handcrafted fruit, dessert, and port wines that can be offered. All Tanglewood wines are full of fruit and free of artificial flavors or fillers. 

Find Apple Pie, Blue Silk, Traminette, and more on our website, in stores near you, or stop by Tanglewood Winery!

Written by Tanglewood Winery
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