I'm about to tell you a story about something terrible that happened on Halloween. This story is true, so they say, and it made my hair stand on end just to hear it.
It happened many years ago in my hometown, which, at the time, was just a small town nestled between the beaches of the Jersey Shore. While the children frolicked and giggled and spooked their friends as they collected their abundance of goodies and treats, the parents had their own festivities in the town square, where, they too enjoyed treats and wines and reminisced about the good old days.
Then suddenly, out of nowhere, was a blood curdling scream. A scream so loud, so horribly painful, that it shook the ground. When all the towns folk gathered closer to see what was happening, more gasps and shrieks of horror echoed within the town square.
Beneath the table lied hundreds of empty wine bottles. No more Pino. No Merlot. No Chardonnay. NOTHING. It was all GONE. So don't let this happen to you this Halloween. To ensure the good times keep flowing, I've concocted a gruesome and spooky cocktail and is promised to delight all the ghosts and ghouls that show up for your Halloween festivities.
This is what you'll need for the Bloody Sangria:
- 1 bottle (750 ml) of red wine. I used Merlot.
- 2 cups of pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cups of any orange liqueur
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Optional: pomegranate arils and orange slices
Pour the Merlot, pomegranate juice and orange liqueur in a pitcher and stir well. Refrigerate for a few hours prior to party time to allow the wine to settle.
When it is time to serve your guests, remove the pitcher from the refrigerator and add the sparkling water and stir well. Add ice, pomegranate arils and orange slices if desired.
Serve all your guests with a devilish smile and don't let the Bloody Sangria run out, because the screams of horror are the sounds that the soul can never forget.