This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Casillero del Diablo Wines. All opinions are 100% mine.
Halloween parties aren’t just for kids! Celebrate the season with your friends by serving a festive Halloween cocktail. This delicious and easy “Hallowine” Sangria is the perfect addition to any grown-up gathering this season!
Halloween is definitely Keith’s favorite holiday! This year we decided to host an adult Halloween party, complete with festive food and drinks, to help our friends get in the spirit too!
I will be sharing the full details of our fun evening in a separate post next week, but I wanted to take a moment today to focus on the special drinks that we served. After all, nothing gets us in the mood to party quite like a alcoholic beverage! Better yet if the drink is full of blood-red wine and orange-and-black fruit to really set the stage!
Casillero del Diablo is the perfect beverage choice for an adult Halloween party because it is “the wine protected by the Devil!” After all, The Legend of Don Melchor de Concha y Toro tells us that Don Melchor (the founder of the Concha y Toro winery in Chile) prevented the theft of his wines from his “casillero” by spreading a rumor that his cellar was haunted by the devil! As a result, his cellar became known as the “casillero del diablo”…the Devil’s Cellar.
But this wine doesn’t just have a cool story that makes it perfect for Halloween! It also happens to be the single most distributed wine brand in the world, sold in over 146 countries. In the United States, it is the #1 premium Chilean wine brand and the #1 imported Cabernet Sauvignon in its price category. Casillero del Diablo has a product range to satisfy everyone’s taste, and it’s readily available at most grocery stores and wine shops. The wines are of exceptional quality, they are consistently awarded “Best Buy” recognitions from both domestic and international wine critics, and the Cabernet Sauvignon tastes amazing in this sangria!
It’s high time that parents get to enjoy the fun of Halloween as well! Treat yourself and your friends to a glass of “Diablo” wine after an evening of trick-or-treating with the kids. This is one holiday activity that is sure to get you in the spirit!
Yield 12 cups
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 (750-milliliter) bottles Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 24 ounces club soda, chilled
- 2 oranges, thinly sliced (plus additional for garnish)
- 1 cup fresh blackberries (plus additional for garnish)
- Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes.
- Combine sugar mixture, red wine, orange juice, and liqueur in a large container; cover and chill 4 hours. Stir in club soda, oranges, and blackberries just before serving. Serve over ice.
This year Casillero del Diablo Wines is partnering with costume retailer Spirit Halloween to offer shoppers a discount on Halloween costumes and decorations, plus a chance to win a DSLR camera by entering their Legendary Costume Contest on Facebook. Act soon, though…the contest ends October 31st!