Bloody Rum Punch

This is a take on a traditional Sangria but the darkness gives it the perfect blood color making it a Halloween party must. As with most Sangria’s, prepare this a couple of hours in advance to allow all of the ingredients and flavors to come together nicely. Feel free to decorate it to make it spooky!

Punch Ingredients:
1 750ml bottle of rum
1/2 bottle red wine
6 oz. fresh lime juice
6 oz. triple sec liqueur
6 oz. simple syrup
2 limes sliced in thin wheels
2 red oranges sliced in thin wheels

Instructions:
Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl & place in the refrigerator two hours before serving. Serve over ice in a punch glass.

Blood Red Sangria

Sangria Ingredients:
1 bottle red wine (Cheap)
12 oz. club soda
2 oz. cognac
3 tbs. warmed honey
4 sliced figs
1/2 cup red or black grapes, halved
1/2 cup pitted cherries

Instructions:
Combine the fruit in a large glass bowl, adding the cognac and honey until the honey is dissolved. Pour in the wine and stir gently. Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours and as long as over night. When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir gently.

Sangria

Sangria is a great summer drink that you can share on the deck, beach, patio, etc… With friends. While there are many variations that can be found elsewhere on this site, in this recipe we are going to concentrate on the traditional red sangria. While the recipe is below, the great thing about sangria is that you can easily customize it to your liking. Just because my recipe says to do it this way does not mean you have to. If you like more oranges, add them! I highly suggest making a pitcher of this to share… Or not.

Ingredients:
1 Bottle of a dry red wine. Don’t spend a lot of money on this as it will be mixes
1 liter of club soda or sparkling water
The juice of 2-4 limes
The juice of 2-4 lemons
The juice of 2 oranges
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

Directions:
Squeeze all juices out of all the fruits and pour into a pitcher. Add wine and soda then mix in sugar. Slice up extra lime, lemon and orange wedges to float in the pitcher giving an extra flavor punch. Refrigerate till code and serve in a regular glass or wine glass with ice. Garnish with a lime and cherry and enjoy.