Top 3 Favorite Fall Mixers

    Happy 1st Day of Autumn!

    As we say goodbye to a summer filled with piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris, say hello to these cocktails inspired by our Fall favorites. This roundup of recipes are our top picks to sip through the season. Using VOGA Italia Wine, our Autumn twist on the classics will leave basic white girls dancing around in their Uggs and yoga pants!

    Time to get your drink on!

     

    #3 Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini

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    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. VOGA Prosecco
    • 2 oz. pumpkin flavored vodka
    • ½ oz. triple sec
    • 1 dash orange zest
    • 1 dash of cinnamon
    • 1 orange twist

    Directions

    1. Pour VOGA Prosecco, vodka, triple sec and orange zest into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice
    2. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
    3. Garnish with an orange twist, a dash of cinnamon and serve

    #2 AUTUMN KISS

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    Ingredients

    • 1 bottle VOGA Dolce Rosso
    • 1 cup brandy
    • 1 medium orange, sliced
    • 1 medium lemon, sliced
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon aniseed
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
    • 3 whole cloves
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 star anise

    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan, combine VOGA Dolce Rosso, brandy, orange, lemon, sugar and nutmeg
    2. Place remaining spices on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag
    3. Add spice bag to wine mixture
    4. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
    5. Reduce heat; cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes
    6. Cool; cover and refrigerate overnight
    7. Strain; discard fruit and spice bag
    8. Reheat wine; serve warm in mugs
    9. Garnish as desired with cinnamon stick and star anise

    #1 SEASONAL SPICED SANGRIA

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    Ingredients

    • 2 bottles VOGA Red Fusion
    • 3 cups sparkling apple cider
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • ½ cup brandy
    • ½ cup dark spiced rum
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 5 whole cloves
    • 3-4 fresh figs, sliced (or 1 cup dried figs)
    • 1-2 fresh gala apples, sliced
    • 2-3 clementines, sliced (not peeled)
    • 1 lemon, sliced

    Directions

    1. Slice apples and insert whole cloves directly into the fruit
    2. Combine all fruit slices in a glass pitcher and slowly pour in brandy and VOGA Red Fusion
    3. Cover and chill for 2-24 hours (the longer, the better!)
    4. Before serving, add sparkling cider and orange juice
    5. Stir gently and serve over ice

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