This Summer we went to Portugal and Spain and Paul and I sampled a lot of sangria there. So since then I’ve been making sangria at home for us on Friday. To kickstart our weekend. I’ve been making a different recipe each week and I of course had to prepare a special one for Halloween. In comes Halloween Sangria from Well Plated. Online are a lot of different Halloween sangria recipes to be found, but this one I got the most enthusiastic about.
The red wine serves as the “blood” and the grapes as the “eye balls”. To this are added orange, lemon and lime slices, a cinnamon stick, brandy and ginger ale. All adding lots of flavor to the fruity red wine. For decoration some orange colored flakes. But this could be any colored sugar.
The recipe was easy to follow along. Didn’t really make any adjustment to it. I just used a regular red wine, a merlot not a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. Paul loved it, me not so much, but I don’t like ginger ale. So have to try out this Halloween sangria recipe without it next time, or try out any of the other Halloween sangria ideas.
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Allergies: grapes, citrus fruits, cinnamon, wine, sugar.
1 cup seedless whole black grapes
750 ml fruity red wine
1 cup seedless whole green grapes
¼ cup brandy
1 cinnamon stick
12 ounces ginger ale
Colored flakes or sugar
Rinse the grapes and pat dry. Place in a tray, separate from each other, then place in the freezer. They have to be in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Slice the oranges, lime and lemon in a large pitcher, combine half of the orange slice with the lime and lemon slices. Add the cinnamon stick, brandy and wine. Pour the wine in slowly. Then stir gently to combine. Place the pitcher in the fridge for at least 2 hours. The longer you chill the sangria, the more the flavor will increase.
Just before serving pour in the ginger ale and stir gently. To decorate the glass rims, place the colored flakes or sugar on a plate. With a finger wet the rims of the glasses with water and dip them in the sugar. Add frozen grapes and orange slices to the glasses, pour in the sangria. Enjoy!
- Recipe source is the website Well Plated.
- Serves 4 to 6 glasses.