Next week we will return to our regularly scheduled Wine Wednesday program with Post Road Liquors. Today, we are taking a spooky break to enjoy a little Halloween Sangria!

Sangria is a wine-based punch that can be enjoyed any time of the year. For Halloween, we wanted a nice deep red sangria- like the color of blood (evil laugh follows)! So, we went with the red wine version, plus a homemade berry-infused brandy for a little extra oomph! Cloves add a nice fall flavor. Don’t forget to grab some dry ice and all of a sudden you’ll look like a Halloween pro!

Bloody Good Sangria Recipe


  • Two bottles of dry red wine
  • 1 Cup of berry-infused brandy
  • 1/2 Cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 Cup of orange juice
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 10 Whole cloves
  • curled orange peels and dry ice for garnish


  1. In a saucepan simmer orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, and cloves. It might get a little foamy, but that’s just part of the Halloween fun!
  2. Once you can taste the cloves, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Strain the cloves.
  4. Add wine, brandy, and citrus juice into a large punch bowl.
  5. I garnished with the berries from the brandy, plus curled orange peels. An adorable idea is dropping gummy worms over the sides. I was a little worried that might make it too sweet.
  6. Once your guest have arrived, add in the dry ice and let the spooky fun begin!

Happy Halloween! Enjoy this Halloween Sangria Recipe!