Surprisingly, everything aforementioned sounds “average”.
All I can think about is the fun I had styling and shooting this recipe!
I had all the props from previous Halloween celebrations, except the spider rings which came home with me after a spot of shopping at Target. That place has a knack for tempting its customers.
There’s a lot of emphasis on foods and treats during Halloween. Drinks should take the center stage too. Nothing extravagant like dry ice that comes out from a science lab, just delightful and spooky sangria.
If layers of flavors, textures and ingredients doesn’t tempt you enough — you’ve got to love the color!
This definitely is not your typical cocktail. It’s pretty strong and you want to bulk it up with ice. Or else, you’d need a ride home after the party. Whatever may your choice be, just be forewarned — YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT AND FORGET ALL ABOUT THE CANDIES 😉
Makes 6 servings
- 2 small honeycrisp apples, thinly sliced
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tbsp pumpkin butter or puree
- 1 cup apple or pumpkin flavored bourbon
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 bottle of pink rosé wine
- ice cubes
- Add all ingredients (except ice cubes) into a tall large pitcher. Stir to combine and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
- To serve: Add ice cubes into glasses. Top it off with chilled sangria and fruits. Cheers!
NOTE: I made another version of this sangria with freshly roasted pumpkin instead of pumpkin butter. Allow the roasted pumpkin to cool at room temperature and you’d need 6 wedges (with skins on!). Add it into the sangria and allow all the flavors to steep for overnight. The sangria would look a little more hazier, but so delicious!
Hope you have a very spooky and fun Halloween celebrations. Just watch your back for any unwanted surprises. Boo!!
What would you serve for sips on Halloween? Are you trick-o-treating this year?