Sweet and spicy notes: This Halloween Cocktail is the perfect blend for Autumn and winter festivities.
Indulge in typical autumn flavours with this Halloween cocktail, a unique Sangria recipe. Originally crafted by Half Baked Harvest for Thanksgiving, it's also a top pick for Halloween festivities. Boasting sweet and spicy notes characteristic of the fall and winter seasons, this versatile drink is a top pick not only for Halloween but also for other festivities like Christmas, Thanksgiving.
To whip up this enticing Halloween cocktail, begin by preparing a batch of pumpkin butter. For a more sustainable Halloween, we suggest using the pumpkin pulp left over from carving your Halloween lanterns instead of opting for canned pumpkin puree. This homemade pumpkin butter not only complements the cocktail but also makes a delightful spread for toast, an upgrade for your latte, or a sweetener for your coffee. In just 30 minutes, you can have the 6-Ingredient Spiced Pumpkin Butter ready, also courtesy of Half Baked Harvest, and it's good in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Now, let's delve into the Halloween cocktail recipe that's impressively easy to prepare.
1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup pumpkin butter (or apple butter)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup, using more or less to your taste
2 honey crisp apples, sliced
2 blood oranges, sliced
1 cup pomegranate arils
1-2 (12 ounce) ginger beers
star anise, for garnish (optional)
1. In a large pitcher, combine all the ingredients except the ginger beer. Stir and then place in the fridge until chilled.
2. Before serving, add the ginger beer. Fill each glass with ice and pour the sangria over the ice. If desired top with more ginger beer. Drink up!
Source: Half Baked Harvest