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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sangria Saturday: Halloween Sangria (#Wine #Recipe #Sangria #Halloween)


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With "blood" red wine and frozen grape "eye balls," this Sangria makes the perfect Halloween beverage! 


Halloween Sangria

Halloween Sangria. Blood red sangria with frozen grape eyeballs. Perfect Halloween drink for a party!
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole black grapes
  • 1 cup whole green grapes
  • 2 oranges, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle fruity red wine
  • 1 (12 ounce) can ginger ale
  • Colored sugar, for rimming glasses


Directions:
  1. Rinse and de-stem grapes, pat dry. Spread in a single layer a baking sheet, then place in the freezer at least 2 hours before serving.
  2. In a large glass pitcher, combine 1/2 of the orange slices (reserve the second half for serving), lime, and lemon slices. Add the brandy and cinnamon stick and stir gently to combine. Slowly pour in the wine. Refrigerate sangria for at least 2 hours or overnight .
  3. When ready to serve, add the ginger ale to the pitcher and stir gently with spoon. 
  4. To sugar the glass rims, place the colored sugar on a plate, then rub an orange slice around the glass rim. Dip the rim of each glass into the sugar, coating well. 
  5. Fill glasses with frozen grapes and reserved orange slices, then slowly pour in the sangria. Cheers and Happy Halloween!

YIELD: 1 pitcher (serves 4-6) 
PREP TIME: 10 minutes 
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours

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