Haunting Ideas for Halloween Spirits

Haunting Ideas for Halloween Spirits

Get in the Halloween spirit with these fun and spooky drinks! Wine punch, sangria and bottles of ale can all be dressed up with fun names, icy hands or macabre displays.

A Punch in the Gut

This murky, bubbly wine punch starts with a perfect-for-Halloween zinfandel blend from Michael David Winery. Serve in a large punch bowl, with floating black cherries or red grapes that add an air of dark mystery.

  • 1 bottle 7 Deadly Zins Wine
  • 1 quart black cherry/grape juice
  • 1 quart seltzer
  • ½ cup sweetened lime juice
  • 1 cup vodka, optional
  • 2 cups frozen black cherries or red grapes

Tip: Make a scary frozen hand to float in the punch bowl. Just fill a clear, powder-free disposable glove with water, tie off the opening and freeze. Cut and peel off glove when ready to place in the punch bowl. Chilling!

An Apothic Gothic Sangria

A bottle of Apothic Wine’s Red is the perfect starter for a ghoulish and gothic sangria.

  • 1 bottle Apothic Red Wine
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 seedless orange, sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 2 Tbsp. brandy, optional

Mix together and serve in a large clear pitcher, with the fun medieval goblets found at party stores. Or use a collection of dark-colored wine glasses or black tumblers.

Beer in a Frozen Graveyard

Rogue Ale & Spirits’ Dead Guy Ale features a black label with an ale-drinking skeleton. Perfect. The bottles and cans are Halloween party-ready, but you can amp up the fun with this unique presentation: a graveyard that keeps your beer cool.

Place dirt or potting soil in a deep-dish rectangular baking pan. Tip: Disposable foil pans work just fine. Take one of the beer bottles or cans and use it to hollow out holes in the dirt where you can place a bottle or can later, either standing up or partly lying down. Add some plastic insects and worms poking out of the dirt. Freeze the pan. Make several pans if you have room.

Take out of the freezer just before serving and place cold beer bottles or cans in the holes. Extra chilling!

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