How to Make Blood Red Sangria

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.

Let’s party!

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!

How to Make Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails 

If you’re looking for a few new Halloween-inspired cocktail recipes, you might want to stick around. The Ideal Wine Company explains how to make Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails.

Ready for Halloween

You may grow up, but you never grow out of Halloween. This is the one day of the year where you can forget that you’re an adult, dive into the dressing up box and embrace everything spooky. If you want to celebrate the holiday in style, you need to find a way to turn the mundane into the mysterious.

Take the average Champagne cocktail for example. If you use the awesome power of the pomegranate, you can transform this heavenly tipple into a blood-red concoction that’ll help you get into the spirit of All Hallows Eve. So how do you make a Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail?

What you need

It’s actually pretty easy to make a Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail, and you won’t need much to do it either. If you want to make enough to serve one person, you’ll need an ounce (two tablespoons) of pomegranate juice, three ounces (six tablespoons) of chilled Champagne, and a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds for decoration.

You should also make sure you have a Champagne flute to hand. As the Ideal Wine Company has previously explained, the shape of a wine glass really does matter. If you serve Champagne in a flute the tipple will truly shine, but if you serve it in a glass with a wider brim it’ll fall flatter than a pancake.

How to make them

You should start by pouring the pomegranate juice (cranberry juice makes a good substitute if you don’t have any pomegranate to hand) into the flute. Then you need to slowly pour the Champagne into the glass and lightly stir. Finally you should drop the pomegranate seeds into the mixture, to add that scary touch you need to transform this drink into the perfect cocktail for Halloween.

It’s important to note that the better the Champagne, the better the end cocktail will taste. If you buy the Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 from the Ideal Wine Company, which you can secure today for only £180, you’ll have the luxury vintage you need to create a stunning blood-red cocktail for All Hallows Eve!