Sangria is a traditional beverage originated in Spain and Portugal. Sangrias consist of a mixture of wine, chopped fruit, some kind of sweetener and brandy, which can be replaced for by a seltzer. Sangre is the Spanish word for “blood” and Sangria translates to “Bloodletting” named for the dark color from the red wine in the drink.
We thought we’d have some fun by mixing up our own spooky Sangria. With a nod to seasonal fruits and the infamous blood thirsty halloween staple, the vampire, this drink is perfect to make in large batches and share at holiday parties. Instead of adding high-sugar juices or sweeteners we subbed in Ipanema Pomegranate which packs a sweet-tart punch. Don’t worry about splurging on the wine, as the subtle flavor notes are often masked by the delicious fruity mixture. This drink is the ideal crowd pleaser for ballers on a budget.
We encourage you to have some fun with your Sangria, adding your favorite seasonal fruits. We also recommend letting your mixture sit for at least several hours so it can absorb the fruits’ flavors. Don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to decorating your wine glasses. A little gel cake frosting goes a long way to give this Sangria the full vampire effect. If you really want to win over your party guests try serving this spooky drink with a side of plastic vampire fangs. (Photo ops will ensue, you’re welcome.)
Must be 21+. Please drink responsibly
Vampire’s Blood Pomegranate Sangria
- 3 bottles of Bai Ipanema Pomegranate
- 1 Cup Lime Seltzer
- 1 Bottle Red Wine
- 2 Limes Sliced
- 2 Lemons Sliced
- 2 Oranges Sliced
- 1 Cup Lychees
- Slice citrus fruits and place in large pitcher, add cup of lychees.
- Combine Ipanema Pomegranate Bai, Wine and Lime Seltzer in pitcher and stir.
- Place in the fridge and let it sit for at least 3 hours to allow flavors to mix.
- Optional: Garnish glasses with red cake icing for the full vampire effect
- Pour Sangria into wine glasses and cheers!