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A Halloween party isn’t just for kids! Celebrate the season with your (adult) friends by serving a festive Halloween cocktail like this “Hallowine” Halloween Sangria Recipe! It makes a spooktacular addition to your next Halloween party. With fruity flavors of robust red wine, fresh fruit, and sweet citrus liqueur, it’s sure to be a hit!
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The Perfect Halloween Sangria Recipe
Halloween is definitely Keith’s favorite holiday! This year, we decided to host an adult Halloween party, complete with festive food and Halloween cocktails to help our friends get in the spirit too! One thing I love about a pitcher of Sangria is how simple it is to pull together. Everyone should have an easy, customizable Sangria recipe on hand for all of your party needs.
Why this spooky Halloween Sangria is perfect for your Halloween celebrations:
- The cocktail is full of blood-red wine and orange-and-black fruit to really set the stage!
- You can jazz up the glasses with orange and black straws to match your holiday decor.
- It’s an easy make-ahead option that you can stir together in advance — and have ready for your guests as soon as they arrive!
Ingredients for “Hallowine” Halloween Sangria
Below are the simple ingredients you need to make the perfect spooky Sangria cocktail for your next Halloween party! Sangria is a customizable recipe, so feel free to add or substitute fruits to your liking. As always, the ingredients and directions can be found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
- Red Wine: I use two 750-milliliter bottles of cabernet sauvignon, which is my preferred wine, but you can use your favorite bottle of red wine.
- Orange Liqueur: Grand Marnier or Triple Sec are ideal to add a touch of citrus flavor.
- Orange Juice: the perfect mixer for this spooky Sangria.
- Club Soda: adds carbonation to the cocktail. You can use regular club soda or a flavored alternative.
- Oranges and Blackberries: fresh fruit not only flavors the Sangria but adds spooky color as well.
- Sugar and Water: to make a simple syrup to sweeten the Sangria.
What’s the best type of wine for Sangria?
First and foremost – you don’t want to use an expensive bottle of wine in Sangria. It’s basically a wine punch with a mixture of sugars, fruit, wine, and liqueur, so a fancy, expensive aged wine is kind of a waste. For a delicious, fruity Sangria, you want to pick a wine with fruit-forward flavors that don’t have a super-high alcohol content. If you like sweet wine, a sweet red blend is perfect for Sangria. Cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, or even lambrusco are good red wines for Sangria as well.
Can I make Halloween Sangria with white wine?
I think the deep red color of red wine is perfect for spooky season, but if you aren’t a fan of red wines, you certainly can make this recipe with white wine! For a sweeter wine, choose Moscato or Riesling. Because we use a simple syrup in this recipe, you could use a drier white wine like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio.
How to Make Halloween Sangria with Red Wine
This delicious Halloween Sangria recipe would not be easier to make! Prep it hours ahead of time so it’s out of the way, let it chill, and serve for a spooky good time!
- Make the simple syrup in a small saucepan. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Combine the red wine, orange juice, and liqueur in a large punch bowl or container.
- Cover and chill.
- Stir in the club soda and fresh fruit just before serving.
- Serve a glass of Sangria over ice.
Host Tips for Serving Spooky Red Wine Halloween Sangria
Want to up the spooky factor for your Halloween party? Here are some fun ideas for the perfect party punch.
- Use fun ice molds to create spooky shaped ice! Use silicon molds to create jack-o-lanterns, bats, and ghosts, or this 3D skull ice mold for more bold shapes.
- If you don’t want to water down the Sangria with ice, you can freeze green, red, or black grapes and use those in the cocktails to keep them chilled.
- Edible eyeballs, plastic spiders, or gooey gummy worms are fun spooky additions. (Just make sure your guests are aware of any non-edible additions.)
- Instead of a regular punch bowl, serve your spooky Halloween Sangria in a witches’ cauldron or skull-shaped dispenser.
Halloween Sangria Recipe Variations
- Don’t forget to allow plenty of time for the beverage to chill before your party (it’s a great prep-ahead solution)!
- Wait to stir in the club soda, fruit, and ice just before serving. You don’t want the ice to water down the sangria in advance.
- Orange slices and blackberries are festive fruits that carry the theme. Other options you could include are blood oranges, cinnamon sticks (perfect for Fall Sangria), red grapes, or pomegranate seeds.
- You could also use different fruit juices as well – apple juice would pair well with a white wine Sangria. Pomegranate juice could be swapped for orange juice.
- While I love how “spooky” the red wine looks, you can also make this sangria with white wine. Just make sure that you use orange and black fruit for that fun Halloween theme!
- I showed Casillero del Diablo wine here because it has a “spooky” name; however, you can use any red wine that you prefer.
It’s high time that parents get to enjoy the fun of Halloween as well! Treat yourself and your friends to a glass of “Hallowine” Sangria after an evening of trick-or-treating with the kids. This is one holiday activity that is sure to get you in the spirit!
“Hallowine” Halloween Sangria
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 2 bottles cabernet sauvignon (750 milliliters each) (or other red wine of choice)
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
- 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.1/4 cup sugar, 1 1/4 cups water
- 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.2 bottles cabernet sauvignon (750 milliliters each), 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)