It's October!!! Happy Halloween month 🎃! Starting off strong with Halloween witches brew black sangria.
No Halloween is complete without a themed beverage, and this year it was time for a black one. Sangria is so easy and simple to make, this black sangria even easier. To give it that deep color, smash up blackberries to release their juices and use a dark wine as the base (I used Apothic Dark). Then just mix it with black grapes, more blackberries, and some black sliced plums. Oh and of course a little cranberry juice, sprite for the bubbles, and a touch of brandy. Witches brew is in business!
So remember when I made that greek autumn cheese board? Well, I made this the same day at my parents house and trying to get a photo of it was ridiculous. A house I wasn't used to shooting in, light I couldn't figure out, and literally a BLACK drink. No matter what I did, the pictures came out blurry. As a type A perfectionist this was my nightmare. Thank the lord of my parents and their friends! I kept refusing all of their offers to help until I was about to LOSE it. All over a simple (albeit delicious) black beverage photo shoot. They all came to my rescue holding pitchers and glasses for me to get some different photos, and even busted out a tripod!
After we finally got the photos, we had sangria all afternoon (multiple pitchers were made) and there is honestly no better way to spend a lazy Friday afternoon.
SO! The moral of the story is make Halloween witches brew black sangria because you need it in your life, parents and friends are amazing, autumn is the best, and don't be afraid to ask for help. It might just save your Friday afternoon, at the very least 😉.Print
Deep, dark witches brew sangria perfect for any Halloween get together!
- 1 bottle Apothic Dark wine
- ½ cup brandy
- 1 ½ cups cranberry juice, unsweetened
- 1 ½ cups Sprite
- 4 dark plums, sliced
- 1 cup black grapes, halved
- 8 ounces blackberries
- In a small bowl, smash half of the blackberries to release juices.
- Combine all ingredients, including smashed blackberries, in a large pitcher.
- Gently stir together and chill as desired.