A Spooky Beverage!

Happy Hallow e’en!

Hallow e’en is a contraction of All hallows day which is a tradition of remembering the dead.  Different countries hold different traditions, such as Mexico, which celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  In the U.S. of course, Hallow e’en is celebrated with spooky costumes, candy, jack o’lanterns, and scary haunted houses.  How will you be celebrating Hallow e’en?  (This is the traditional spelling)  OH!

We are going to celebrate by giving out candy AND enjoying a traditional, spooky beverage.  Along with a spooky, haunted table we drink blood-red Sangria.  Mmmmm!  Sangria is a traditional drink for the holidays and here is my simple recipe for a Hallow e’en table:

In a large pitcher, mix:

1 bottle of your favorite red wine (sweet red wine is better to omit adding sugar)

1 1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup (or more if you like) of Curacao liqueur (you can use any sweet liqueur you like but the idea is to make it look red like blood)

1/2 cup of tequila

1/4 cup of sugar (add slowly after you mix the above to taste)

Lemon (cut into slices)

Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries (wash and add fruit at the end and mix entire concoction)

Make sure you mix everything well and chill overnight or all day.  If this spooky drink is for the kids, omit the alcohol.

Ta da!  Are we ready for a spooky night?  We are!

The pumpkin patch!

The pumpkin patch!

This is what my table currently looks like.  I didn’t have the heart to change it to a Hallowe’en theme because my children said they were too scared.  The pitcher will be the darkest on the table.  Boo hoo!  🙁



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