Are you hosting or attending a book club meeting in October? Perhaps you are hosting a fall or Halloween themed party. Here’s a Spooky Sangria recipe that will accommodate a crowd and can be made in advance. Maybe you are reading a spooky book solo and just want to make one cocktail–we’ve got that covered too.
If you’ve landed on this recipe, but you need a book to pair with it, we suggest “Home Before Dark” by Riley Sager. It’s a scary book that includes a crumbling Victorian estate located in the Vermont woods that might be haunted. Eek!
Spooky Sangria Recipe
For a crowd. Serves 6-8
750 ml Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir
1 cup (8 ounces) Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
1/4 Cup Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup (or use simple syrup)
1 Granny Smith Apple, cut in thin slices or cubes
1 Fuji (or other red) Apple, cut in thin slices or cubes
1 Pear, cut in thin slices or cubes
1 Orange, cut in thin slices
Cinnamon Sticks (one to garnish each glass)
Add all fruits to a large pitcher. Pour the wine, whisky, and syrup over the fruits. Stir to combine. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. (Tip: Allow the sangria to chill for at least two hours if you want the flavor of the wine mixture to combine with the fruit. Sangria can be kept in the fridge for up to two days.)
When serving, pour sangria into the wine glasses until half full. Add fruit from the pitcher if needed. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Just for you. Serves 1.
4 ounces Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir
2 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
1 ounce Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup (or use simple syrup)
1 Granny Smith Apple, cubed or sliced
1 Orange, thin slices
1 Cinnamon Stick
In a large wine glass fill the bottom with fruits. Pour wine, whisky and syrup over top. Stir gently to combine. Top with club soda. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
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