Bring something new to your harvest dinners or Halloween parties this autumn. Pumpkin wine bottle chillers are easy to make, take advantage of the abundant supply of pumpkins, and are great party conversation starters. Oh, and they’re the perfect holders for Prairie Berry Winery wines! Follow the directions below to create a pumpkin wine bottle chiller for your upcoming party.
Step 1: Gather your materials.
For this project, you’ll need a large pumpkin that can hold 2 or 3 bottles of wine and ice. You will also need a knife and a spoon. And, of course, you’ll need the wine – Pumpkin Bog is the natural fit for this project.
Step 2: Cut the pumpkin.
Rather than cutting a small circle around the stem as you would when carving a pumpkin, cut a larger circle lower on the pumpkin. This provides a larger opening to accommodate the wine bottles.
Step 3: Remove the innards.
Using a large spoon, scoop out the pumpkin’s innards, including the seeds. If needed, widen the opening by cutting away some of the pumpkin’s flesh with a knife. Discard the seeds or wash and save them for roasting.
Step 4: Add the ice.
Dump a large scoop of ice into the bottom of the pumpkin. Arrange the wine bottles in the ice as desired and add a little more ice around the bottles. Let the wine chill as your guests admire the creative party decoration. Cheers!