October 5, 2022

Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice

Fall is here – Cue the pumpkin spice! Nothing says Halloween like a spooky movie marathon with friends, and this year, sheets aren’t just for your ghost costume. Pin one to the wall and grab a projector to make an at-home theatre.

Have each friend create a Halloween-themed cocktail to go along with their favorite flick for a fun twist on a typical movie night. Pumpkin Spice Champagne Punch is a classic autumn flavor, so it deserves to be paired with any iconic Halloween movie. When things get a little gory during the horror movie of the night, hit pause and make a Bloody Champagne Bellini to sweeten the mood. For the classic monster flick, the Poison Green Apple Cocktail will have you feeling like you could be part of the movie yourself, and finally, finish out the night with your favorite witches and a Champagne Coven cocktail that’s sure to outdo the classic brew.

Make sure you set the spooky mood with ghost shadow lamps, cobwebs on the walls and maybe even a few spiders here and there. Don’t forget to make fresh popcorn to get the complete theatre experience.


Pumpkin Spice KORBEL Punch

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup pumpkin purée
    • 4 cups apple cider
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • 1 cup spiced rum
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 bottles KORBEL Brut, chilled
    • Sliced oranges, apples, cranberries and cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • Directions
    • Mix pumpkin purée, apple cider, orange juice, rum and cinnamon until pumpkin is dissolved
    • Pour KORBEL over top and stir
    • Garnish with oranges, apples, cranberries and cinnamon sticks
    • Pour and serve 


Bloody Champagne Bellini

  • Ingredients
    • 1 ounce Amarena cherry syrup
    • 1 Amarena cherry
    • 4 ounces KORBEL Prosecco
  • Directions
    • Pour cherry syrup into the flute
    • Place Amarena cherry into the syrup
    • Pour KORBEL over top
    • Serve and enjoy


Poison Green Apple

  • Ingredients
    • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
    • ½ ounce orange liqueur
    • 1 ounce sour apple liqueur
    • ½ fresh lemon juice
    • 2 ounces KORBEL Brut
    • Ice
    • Green sugar for the rim
  • Directions
    • Dampen the rim of the glass and dip it into the green sugar
    • Put vanilla vodka, orange liqueur, sour apple liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ⅔ ice
    • Shake about 20 seconds
    • Strain into cocktail glass and serve


Champagne Coven

  • Ingredients
    • 1 lemon
    • ¾ cup blueberries
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon ginger
    • KORBEL Prosecco
  • Directions
    • Add blueberries, sugar and fresh-squeezed lemon into a bowl
    • Mince the peeled ginger and add to the bowl
    • Muddle all ingredients together
    • Strain mixture into a cocktail glass
    • Top with KORBEL Prosecco