Halloween is a magical time of year where parents hang cobwebs from the rafters, adults dress up as vampires, witches and ghouls, and everybody embraces the supernatural, if only for a night. If you want to ring in this fabulous holiday with style, you might want to think about whipping up a few special drinks, like Pomegranate Champagne cocktails! The Ideal Wine Company explains how.
But what about if you’re throwing a Halloween party? If you buy a Krug 1988 from the Ideal Wine Company, you might not want to share it with everyone else! No, what you need is a Halloween-inspired tipple you can use to supply an entire soiree with spooky drinks all night long!
Red Wine Sangria
Instead, you might want to make Red Wine Sangria. One of Spain’s most celebrated beverages, Red Wine Sangria is a light, fruity holiday drink. It’s really easy to make, you can whip up enough of it for room full of people and best of all, it has that distinctive ruby-shade you need to add a touch of the supernatural to your bash!
You already know how to make Red Wine Sangria. You’ll need some fruit wedges, two tablespoons of sugar, a shot of brandy, two cups of lemonade, and a bottle of red wine. May we suggest you buy the Clos Saint Denis 1996 for the occasion? You should pour the wine into a pitcher, squeeze in the fruit juice then add the wedges, sugar, brandy, and lemonade to make the drink.
Blood Red Sangria
But why make a Red Wine Sangria when you can go the whole hog and whip up some Blood Red Sangria for your Halloween party this year? You’ll need a bottle of red wine (obviously), two cups of lemonade, a shot of cognac, three tablespoons of honey, four sliced figs, ice, half a cup of red grapes and half a cup of pitted cherries.
Once you’ve gathered together all the ingredients, start by putting the fruit in a large bowl, adding the honey and cognac, and then stirring until the honey is dissolved. After that you should pour in the red wine, gently stir and place the drink in the fridge overnight. The next day you should stir in the lemonade and pour the mixture into pitchers filled with ice, ready to serve on 31st October!