Not too sweet or overpowering this witch’s brew Halloween Sangria is sure to please the adults on Halloween Night! This Black Sangria is full of notes of blackberry and full of delicious black fruits to keep to theme. So have a Happy Halloween with this spooky Halloween Sangria!
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This recipe is for all those adults just trying to make it through the sugar high called Halloween!
I wanted to make a light refreshing Halloween themed sangria that could live up to the name ‘Witches Brew’. My goal was to make it Halloween-y (so black) and not sweet to offset all of that candy you will be sneaking out of your kids trick-or-treat bags!
So to make it black I figured better start at the blackest of all fruits, blackberries. From there I also picked up black plums and black grapes to keep with the theme.
Once I went with blackberry I looked for mixers that would go well with a red wine blend. I found that Ocean Spray had a 100% Cranberry-Blackberry Juice which was perfect. And Bubbly seltzer water has a Blackberry flavor, again perfect!
So from there I tested out two types of wines and each were equally as good. I did just a red blend, Apothic Red Blend to be exact and the Apothic Dark Red blend.
For the wines the little bit sweeter option was the regular Apothic Red blend, although I still wouldn’t consider this sangria ‘sweet’. And the Apothic Dark blend was delicious because it definitely already had notes of blackberry in it which pairs perfectly with the rest of the ingredients. This is not a sponsored post that is just what I used because I knew it is an easy to find brand, really you could go with any red blend and it should be delicious!
Halloween Blackberry Sangria Recipe
This, like most sangria recipes is easy to make. It is best made ahead of time a couple hours to give the fruit a chance to soak in the liquids and flavor the drink but I can also definitely be made in a pinch and poured over ice.
To start your will prepare the fruits. Half cut the grapes and slice the plums.
Then for the blackberries, take half of them in a small bowl and squish them with the back of a fork/muddle them. This will help bring up the blackberry flavor even more.
Now add all of the fruit to a large pitcher.
Next add wine, juice, and seltzer over top the fruits. And stir to combine!
Best served chilled.
And for the littles…
Chances are you will have quite a bit of juice and seltzer leftover. So make an alcohol-free punch to match for the kids. Just sub 3 extra cups of juice for the bottle of wine, and buy a couple pieces of extra fruit and voila now you have a halloween punch! Just promise me you will label them well so you don’t get them confused!
Other Halloween Food Ideas:
- My bacon wrapped Mummy Meatloaf is sure to be a big hit
- Can’t go wrong with a big batch of Crockpot Creamy Pumpkin Chili
- 750 mL dark red wine blend or red wine blend*
- 2 cups cranberry-blackberry juice
- 1 blackberry seltzer
- 6oz blackberries (one container)
- 2 black plums
- 1 cup black grapes
- Prepare fruits, half grapes, slice plums. For the blackberries, take half of them in a small bowl and squish them with the back of a fork/muddle them. Add all of the fruit to a large pitcher.
- Add wine, juice, and seltzer over top the fruits. Stir to combine.
- Best refrigerated for a few hours to serve cold, or to serve immediately pour over ice.
*I used both Apothic Red Blend & Apothic Dark when testing this recipe, both delicious.
Ocean Spray brand has Cran-Blackberry Juice.
Bubbly brand has blackberry seltzer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
Peace & Love
Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
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