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Halloween Sangria

Since I haven’t overdosed you on Halloween recipes this season, I have to at least tickle your toes with a recipe or two, right? We are huge sangria lovers in our house. Huge!  Huge, like I order it in every restaurant when I see it on the menu. Sometimes I’m disappointed though since I think I can usually make it better at home. You can make today’s recipe any ‘ol time, but I added a few fun touches to make it a HALLOWEEN SANGRIA.

Halloween Sangria

You might be able to spy the fun touches in the photo.  Blood?  Do you see the blood?  It’s fake.  I’ll teach you how to do that later…

Halloween Sangria 1

Here’s what you need for your Halloween Sangria recipe.  Your red wine can be a Sryah or a Rioja.  Kinda cheaper wine is just fine for this recipe.  I went medium cheap.  Here’s how you make it >>

Halloween Sangria 2

Pour your wine into a cool sangria container (I got this cylindrical glass container at my local HomeGoods store).

Halloween Sangria 3

Add fruit- red apple, green apple, orange and cherries (frozen totally fine).  Let this mixture chill-out in the fridge for several hours- or overnight if you’d like.

Halloween Sangria 4

When you’re ready to serve to guests, add 2 cups of club soda…

Halloween Sangria 5

…then add three bottles of Mike’s Hard® Black Cherry Lemonade.

Halloween Sangria - RecipeGirl.com

If you want to add some blood to the sides of the serving container, just mix some corn syrup with a few drops of red food coloring.  Spoon it along the edges of the container and let it drip down the sides.   >>SPOOKY!<<

Halloween Sangria from RecipeGirl.com

Ready to serve!  I don’t like to serve my sangria over ice since it has so much of that fabulous fruit in there, but you can certainly offer ice to your guests in case they want it.  This sangria tastes just like a Black Cherry- Red Wine Sangria.  It’s perfectly RED for Halloween.  Be sure to offer spoons to your guests because they’ll want to munch on that soaked fruit!  Stay tuned for an Adult-Themed Halloween Party Menu… coming up on Friday!

Yield: About 10 cups

Prep Time: 20 min + chill time

Halloween Sangria

Ingredients:

One 750 ml. bottle Rioja or Syrah (semi-cheap is just fine)
1 orange, sliced
1 red apple, cored and sliced
1 green apple, cored and sliced
1 1/2 cups frozen sweet cherries
2 cups chilled club soda
Three 11.2-ounce bottles Mike's Hard® Black Cherry Lemonade (chilled)
ice, as needed
fake blood drips, optional (see *Tips)

Directions:

1. In a pitcher or bowl, mix wine with fruit. Refrigerate until well-chilled, at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

2. When ready to serve, add the club soda and Mike's Hard Lemonade. Serve immediately (in cups with ice cubes, if desired).

Tips:

*If you'd like to add "fake blood" to the sides of the pitcher or bowl, mix 2 tablespoons corn syrup with a few drops of red food coloring. Spoon it onto the edge of your serving container and let it drip down the sides.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

Disclosure: I was given samples of Mike’s Hard® Lemonade, but I was not compensated to create a recipe using their product. It’s a product that I know and love! All opinions shared are my own.

19 Responses to “Halloween Sangria”

  1. postedOct 23, 2013 3:13 AM

    I’ll take a pitcher, please! 🙂 It sounds wonderful! I agree – restaurant sangria is very hit and miss. Yours sounds perfect!

  2. postedOct 23, 2013 5:25 AM

    Lori, my inner goth is just loving this Halloween Sangria recipe! I adore Sangria as well…all different kinds. LOVE how the light in your photography caught all of those bloody drips! Killer food styling. Homemade Sangria is always the best. Thanks for sharing. Will be pinning!

  3. postedOct 23, 2013 5:48 AM

    I’ll take a glass, please! Black cherry-red wine sounds perfect and oh so bloody! Love homemade sangria. Thanks for sharing, Lori!

  4. postedOct 23, 2013 8:00 AM

    Oooh I love the blood effect!

  5. postedOct 23, 2013 8:04 AM

    I love the “blood” down the side, such a fun little trick! I also love that flavor of hard lemonade, sounds perfect for sangria!

  6. postedOct 23, 2013 8:49 AM

    Ooh spooky! Love it! Perfect for our Halloween girl’s night!

  7. postedOct 23, 2013 9:29 AM

    I am a huge fan of Sangria! Loving this Halloween version – dripping blood and all! Pinning!

  8. postedOct 23, 2013 11:07 AM

    So fun! And love the ‘blood’ dripping 😉

  9. postedOct 23, 2013 2:03 PM

    How fun is this! Love that deep, dark cherry color and all the colorful fall fruits you added. Cheers, Lori!

  10. postedOct 23, 2013 3:43 PM

    The “blood” is such an awesome touch. Sangria is my favorite alcoholic beverage and I love that there’s a version for all seasons and all holidays!

  11. postedOct 23, 2013 5:23 PM

    This looks like a perfect spooky twist to sangria for Halloween! Yum!

  12. postedOct 23, 2013 7:30 PM

    I adore sangria 🙂 this looks so perfect!

  13. postedOct 24, 2013 8:05 AM

    Love sangria! Your Halloween touches are absolutely perfect! 🙂

  14. postedOct 24, 2013 9:46 PM
    Maegan @ The BakerMama

    I’m a huge sangria fan too and this pitcher looks absolutely perfect, even when it’s not Halloween! Love all the soaked fruit that you can eat as you drink!

  15. postedOct 25, 2013 4:19 AM

    The blood effect is cool! This halloween sangria looks so tempting!

  16. postedOct 25, 2013 8:23 PM

    I love sangria too, and this looks so great! The apples, oranges, and cherries are the perfect addition this time of year.

  17. postedOct 28, 2013 10:00 AM

    There can never be too many Halloween recipes! What a great sangria for a Halloween Punch

  18. postedOct 29, 2013 3:48 AM

    Such a playful cocktail! Love the blood on the glass 😉

  19. postedOct 29, 2015 6:14 PM
    Januarygirl

    The witch in me must use this recipe for Halloween. Thanks for sharing. Love love love it!

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