Halloween “Blood Red” Sangria

Updated: Jan 14


Classic Spanish Sangria for Halloween, Oh Yeah, I call it my “Blood Red” Sangria and it’s the perfect adult party cocktial.  From this week until Halloween I change it’s name into my “Spooky Blood Red” Sangria to fit the occasion. This cocktail is always the hit of every party!  It’s light and fresh but has a little punch to it.  I love this recipe because there are so many versions of Sangrias that you just have to get creative!  I originally got this recipe out of one of my favorite Sangria book Sangria Fun and Festive Recipes by Mittie Hellmich.

Have a fun weekend!

Ali in the Valley



Halloween "Blood Red" Sangria

Author: Alison Ball

Ingredients

  1. 1 bottle of red wine Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz

  2. 1 lemon cut into wedges

  3. 1 orange cut into wedges

  4. 1 lime cut into wedges

  5. 2 Tbsp sugar

  6. 1 1/2 ounces brandy

  7. 12 ounces club soda chilled

  8. About 3 cups of ice cubes

Instructions

In a large glass pitcher, combine the orange, lime, and lemon slices. Add the brandy and sugar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Slowly pour in the wine, stirring gently. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir gently with spoon. Fill wine glasses with ice cubes and slowly pour the sangria over the ice, allowing fruit slices to fall into the glasses. Note: For a party just double everything!

Background on Sangria:

(Spanish: Sangría) is a wine punch typical of Argentina, Uruguay, Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of a wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy. To be specific, a wine is a light, dry, young, high acid, unoaked, inexpensive wine, usually red wine due to Sangria’s connotation with the word blood. Other reds that work well include French styles such as Gamay or Beaujolais, and Italian styles such as Grignolino, Bardolino, Dolcetto, Freisa or Lambrusco. In the case of fruits, they are chopped or sliced such as orange, lemon, lime, apple, peach, melon, berries, pineapple, grape and mango. A sweetener such as honey, sugar, simple syrup or orange juice is added. Instead of brandy, other liquids such as Seltzer, Sprite or 7 Up may be added.

Photo by: Michael Brian Photography

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