October is coming and we’re already excited about the costumes, creepy desserts, and of course the spooky Halloween drinks that come with it.
One of my favorite Halloween cocktails to make is something I call “Witches Blood”.
It’s a tasty mix of red wine, citrus soda, and fruit to add some fresh flavor. It’s quite similar to Sangria.
Whether you want to serve these up at your Halloween party or just drink them at home with your friends while watching scary movies, this is the perfect Halloween drink.
I’ll also share some tips on what foods go well with this drink so you can have an easy time planning your menu.
Don’t forget that it’s all about getting into character too so be sure to think of an awesome Halloween costume too!
What should I make this Halloween Cocktail in?
You can easily prepare this in a pitcher, bowl or bottle.
Depending on the size of the opening of your pitcher or carafe, just make sure to cut the fruit into bit sized pieces.
Party Serving Suggestions
Serve this drink at a Halloween party in a punch bowl with plastic spiders floating around the base to create a creepy scene.
I recommend keeping the punch bowl in an ice bath and leaving an ice bucket on the side so guests can add their own.
Or use martini glasses with rimmed sugar to make a dramatic spooky sip. The possibilities are endlessly scary!
Halloween Food Ideas
Now that you have the drink, let’s gather up some Halloween food ideas to serve with it.
What is the best type of alcohol to use for this cocktail?
This recipe is best with red wine for a Halloween drink and white wine for a refreshing summer spritzer.
If you want to make it a stronger drink, add 1/2 cup of brandy.
Non-Alcholic Halloween Drink for Kids
Include the kids and you and your non-drinking guests by removing the wine.
This recipe can easily be made into a kid friendly Halloween drink by substituting the wine for grape juice.
This will actually give it an even bloodier effect and the kids will love it!
Can I modify the ingredients?
Yes, you could make the following substitutions and variations:
- Use a flavored sparkling water instead of citrus soda water
- Add simple syrup or honey for a sweeter Halloween drink
- Use a blender to make this into a frozen cocktail
What other fruits can I use?
This is basically a simplified red Sangria recipe so almost any fruit will work nicely.
I used one peach and one apple, because it’s what I had on hand, but you can adapt the fruit to fit your likes.
I’ve also used pears, citrus (lemon, orange, lime), pineapple, strawberry, and even grapes!
The Best Halloween Drink Cocktail
When it comes to Halloween, one of the most important things you need is a drink!
Whether you’re hosting or attending your friend’s party, or just enjoying the evening with your family, it’s always nice to have something special.
Here is my favorite Halloween drink for this spooky holiday.
- 2 cups red wine (500 ml)
- ½ cup orange soda (125ml)
- ½ cup lemon or lime soda (125ml)
- mint leaves, fresh
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 peach, chopped
- 1 lemon, sliced
Choose a big pitcher or carafe to prepare the Bloody Halloween cocktail.
Make sure you cut the fruit into small enough pieces to fit into the opening. Place the fruit into your pitcher.
Pour in the wine and the soda and mix. You can adapt the flavor and color to your liking by substituting more or less of each soda flavor.
Let it refrigerate for at least two hours.
*You can skip the 2 hours in the fridge if you are in a hurry, but I highly recommend letting it sit so the flavors have a chance to mix.
Serve the Bloody Halloween cocktail over ice making sure each glass gets its own serving of fruits too.
Garnish with some fresh mint leaves.
Witches Blood – A Halloween Cocktail
- 2 cups red wine 500 ml
- ½ cup orange soda 125ml
- ½ cup lemon or lime soda 125ml
- mint leaves fresh
- 1 apple chopped
- 1 peach chopped
- 1 lemon sliced
- Choose a big pitcher or carafe to prepare the Bloody Halloween cocktail.
- Make sure you cut the fruit into small enough pieces to fit into your bottle or carafe. You can leave the lemon in slices.
- Place all the fruit into your container.
- Mix in the wine and the soda and let it refrigerate for at least two hours. You can adapt the flavor and color to your liking by substituting more or less of each soda flavor.
- Serve the Bloody Halloween cocktail over ice making sure each glass has its own serving of fruits too.
- Top with some fresh mint leaves.