A Bloody Good Sangria for your Halloween Festivities! {Blackberry Lychee Sangria with Eyeballs!}

Blackberry Lychee Sangria with Eyeballs


I adore Halloween and this is one of my favorite Halloween Cocktails…. that said, remove the eyeballs and it’s a great Sangria for any time of year :)

What You Need
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine {I prefer a Shiraz-Cabernet Blend for a dark spiciness}
1/4 cup Blackberry
Not So Simple Syrup
1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 can Lychees* reserve syrup
1 dozen or so maraschino cherries
1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling water, chilled
optional:  dry ice

What You Do

Combine everything but the sparkling water and Lychees in a large glass pitcher. Cover and chill completely, 1 to 2 hours.

Open the Lychee can and stuff each Lychee with a maraschino cherry where the pit once was, if the cherries are too large tear in half so as to not tear the lychee. Store in their juice in a covered container until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, add the sparkling water, lychee eyeballs and syrup.

If you are extra spookilicious…. add a small piece of dry ice to the pitcher [make sure it’s not too full or it’ll bubble over] to make it a smokey, bubbly brew!


*Lychees are found in the canned fruit section of most Asian Markets, they are peeled, pitted and in a light syrup.

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