The perfect Halloween drink! Spooky sangria made with "blood" red wine and frozen grape "eye balls," citrus slices, cinnamon, and brandy.
Prep Time: 10mins
Total Time: 2hrs
Servings: 1pitcher (serves 4-6)
1cupwhole black grapes
1cupwhole green grapes
2oranges - sliced into rounds
1lemon - sliced into rounds
1lime - sliced into rounds
1bottlefruity red wine - (750 ml bottle) such as Pinot Noir or Beaujolais
1canginger ale - (12 ounces)
Colored sugar - for rimming glasses
Rinse and de-stem grapes, then pat dry. Spread in a single layer a baking sheet, then place in the freezer at least 2 hours before you plan to serve.
In a large glass pitcher, combine 1/2 of the orange slices (reserve the second half for serving), lime, and lemon slices. Add the brandy and cinnamon stick and stir gently to combine. Slowly pour in the wine. Refrigerate sangria for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight (a longer chill time will increase the flavor).
When ready to serve, add the ginger ale to the pitcher and stir gently with spoon. To sugar the glass rims, place the colored sugar on a plate, then rub an orange slice around the glass rim. Dip the rim of each glass into the sugar, coating well. Fill glasses with frozen grapes and reserved orange slices, then slowly pour in the sangria. Sip immediately and enjoy.