Halloween is one of the most fun celebrations of the year. You’ve got to love a holiday that says; be what you want to be, go wild with your imagination, eat lots of treats, and have fun! One of the best parts of planning a Halloween event for me is topping last year’s Halloween cocktail. This spooky looking Witch’s Brew Halloween Sangria is a show stopper. It’s also super yummy – like a caramel apple for grown ups.
Halloween Sangria Spooky Effects
The apple cider gives this Witch’s Brew Halloween Sangria just the right amount of sweetness. Fresh pressed apple cider ought to be available year round. Alas, it isn’t. Make the most of the season by adding apple cider to as many tasty drinks as possible. To give it the witch’s brew effect I added a couple of chips of dry ice to each cup. Be sure to add the dry ice a minute or two before guests will be saying cheers. It needs to evaporate before you drink up. You don’t want to cut the party short with a trip to the hospital for a burned throat.
Another fun way to serve witch’s brew sangria (and maybe the more safe way) is straight out of a witch’s cauldron by the ladle full. Place all ingredients in a witch cauldron. If it’s not water tight you may want to place a large bowl inside the cauldron. Instead of small dry ice chips, use a large piece of dry ice added just before guests arrive. The slow gurgle of the bubbles and the smoky appearance are amazing!
This spooky cocktail is the perfect show stopper for a Halloween party. It is full of delicious fall flavors without being too sweet. It's like a caramel apple for grown ups.
- 1 cup caramel flavored vodka Smirnoff Kissed Caramel works well.
- 6 cups fresh pressed apple cider
- 1 720 ml bottle ponit grigio any mild white wine will do
- 2 3 inch cinnamon sticks
- dry ice
Add all ingredients except dry ice to a pitcher and stir.
You can serve this right away, but it's better to let it sit in the fridge overnight to steep the cinnamon.
Serve in festive Halloween cups with 2 or 3 tiny chips of dry ice added to each cup. Don't drink until the dry ice has evaporated (about 2 or 3 minutes).
Alternatively, you can serve from a large witches cauldron with a large piece of dry ice added prior to serving.
And For The Kids…
If you need a kid friendly version of this Halloween Sangria or something to offer the designated drivers, simply serve apple cider straight from the cauldron and leave the alcohol out. I have done the kid friendly version for elementary school class parties. I usually serve it with doughnuts or cake balls. The kids LOVE it!
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