Halloween Black Sangria

This Black Sangria recipe will be the talk of your Halloween party. Not only is delicious, but is also an easy peasy, no fuss, make ahead kind of drink, perfect for entertaining, you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.

“Sangria” is Spanish for “blood,” referring to the drink’s traditional base of red wine. But you can also make it with white wine, limes and cucumbers or even a rosé with peaches and melons.

With blackberries, blueberries and black grapes, this thematic Halloween Black Sangria is guarantee to spook up your party. And it’s so easy to make, simply add all ingredients to a large pitcher and swirl it with a spoon. Let it sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or until your guests arrive. The wine breaking down the fruits makes the flavour develop with time, so the longer it sits, the yummier it gets.

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halloween black sangria recipe

For the wine, Tempranillo, the main grape from the Rioja region in Spain is the traditional pick, but Pinot Noir is the popular choice to make sangria for its fruity notes and delicate taste. As a general rule, choose a not so expensive wine that you would enjoy on its own.

I went with tradition, my choice was S.C. Pannel Dead End Tempranillo from McLaren Vale in South Australia, a dry, highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with notes of sweet black cherries, sarsaparilla, sandalwood, pomegranate molasses and sumac.

Full disclosure, if you knew me, you would be laughing by now, I’m know nothing of wines and I lucked out on this one, I only bought for the label ’cause it look Halloween-y ;-P

To serve, I always prefer a pitcher. It’s small enough to keep in the fridge and it’s easy to serve around at a party. If you’re having a big shindig, you can opt for a drink dispenser or a big punch bowl in the middle of the table.

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Halloween Black Sangria

Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Grapes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups black grapes
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 bottle sparkling grape juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy

Instructions
 

  • Wash fruits well.
  • Add everything to a large pitcher and swirl it around a couple of times with a spoon.
  • Let it sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Keep it refrigerated until serving time.
Keyword cocktail, halloween, sangria