Create a Fall Pennsylvania Wine Cocktail

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The iconic flavors of fall — apples, citrus, savory herbs — don’t need to stay confined to your plate.

This Apple Butter + Wine cocktail, elevated by a sugar and ground thyme rim, is a perfect partner with a roaring fire or an evening spent outside under a wool blanket. Serve it alongside a spread of local cheeses, salty spiced nuts, and seasonal fruits.

Apple Butter + Wine Cocktail


  • Pennsylvania Apple Cider
  • Sugar
  • Ground Thyme
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Apple Brandy
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz PA Apple Wine
  • 1 tsp PA Apple Butter


  1. Combine sugar and ground thyme on a small dish.
  2. Dip the rim of your glass into a small bowl of Pennsylvania apple cider, then dip into the sugar and ground thyme mixure. Set the glass aside.
  3. Drop one ice cube into your shaker and add 1 1/2 oz. of apple brandy, 3/4 oz. of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 oz. of PA Apple Wine, 1 tsp of PA apple butter, and 1 oz of PA apple cider.
  4. Shake vigorously.
  5. Pour drink into glass and enjoy!

Below are some PA Apple Wine recommendations for you to try from all across PA Wine Land:

North East:
Antler Ridge Winery: Apple Infusion Wine
Cherry Valley Vineyards: Apple Wine
Blue Mountain Vineyards: Mountain Spice Wine
North West:
Deer Creek Winery: Autumn Breeze Apple Wine
Volant Winery: Apple Wine
Arrowhead Wine Cellars: Apple Spice or Apple Wine
Heritage Wine Cellars: Dutch Apple or Dutch Apple Spiced Wine
North Central:
Shade Mountain Winery: Country Spiced Apple
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars: Spiced Apple
The Winery at Wilcox: Spiced Apple
South East:
Chaddsford Winery: Spiced Apple Wine
Rose Bank Winery: Spiced Apple Wine
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery: Spiced Apple Wine
South West:
Christian W. Klay Winery: Spiced Apple Wine
Glades Pike Winery: Spiced Apple Wine
B & L Wine Cellars: Maple Apple Wine
South Central:
Maple Lawn Winery: Apple Blossom Wine
Nissley Vineyards: Apple Wine
Armstrong Valley Winery: Spiced Apple Wine

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