Halloween Sangria, a pitcher with the sangria in front of it 2 glasses with the sangria

Halloween Sangria

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.

Halloween Sangria, a pitcher with the sangria in front of it 2 glasses with the sangria
Halloween Sangria

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.

When looking for a colorful, but non-alcoholic drink, try the Blue Latte, Melon-Coconut Juice, Apple Spiced Tea or the Healthy Sinterklaas Smoothie.

Review

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.

Comment below if you’re going to try it out, if you have any questions and tag #cosetteiscookin when you post pictures on your socials.

Halloween Sangria

Halloween Sangria, a pitcher with the sangria in front of it 2 glasses with the sangria
Halloween Sangria

Allergies: grapes, citrus fruits, cinnamon, wine, sugar.

Ingredients

1 cup seedless whole black grapes

750 ml fruity red wine

1 cup seedless whole green grapes

2 oranges

1 lemon

¼ cup brandy

1 cinnamon stick

12 ounces ginger ale

Colored flakes or sugar

1 lime

Instructions

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!

Notes:

  • Recipe source is the website Well Plated.
  • Serves 4 to 6 glasses.
Ingredients, all standing on the kitchen counter
Ingredients
Grapes in the tray's, red ones in the upper tray, white ones in the lower
Grapes in the tray’s
Fruit, cinnamon stick and brandy in the pitcher
Fruit, cinnamon stick and brandy in the pitcher
Wine added
Wine added
Rims decorated
Rims decorated
Orange slice and grapes added to the glass
Orange slice and grapes added to the glass

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