Halloween Recipe : Blood-Red Sangria Cocktail
Recipe type: Drinks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup red wine, such as Merlot or Zinfandel
  • 1 cup dark sweet cherries, stemmed, pitted and halved
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • Strips of orange peel from 1 medium orange (orange part only)
  • Sangria Martini Cocktail
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons (1½ oz) citron (citrus) vodka
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) clear orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) sangria simple syrup, chilled (above)
  • 1 dark sweet cherry on a cocktail pick
  1. To make simple syrup, in 1½-quart saucepan, mix sangria simple syrup ingredients. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let cool 30 minutes. Strain mixture through fine mesh strainer; discard solids. Cover and chill sangria syrup until ready to use. Makes about 1½ cups.
  2. To make cocktail, fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka and orange liqueur to cocktail shaker; cover and shake. Strain into martini glass. Drizzle sangria syrup into cocktail in glass. Garnish with cherry.
Recipe by Shibley Smiles at https://www.shibleysmiles.com/halloween-recipe-bloodred-sangria-cocktail/