Cocktails/ Drink/ Wine

Green Halloween Sangria

October 24, 2020

Last Updated on October 24, 2020 by Slow The Cook Down

Get your spooky on with this easy and fun Green Halloween Sangria! This fun colored punch is perfect for a crowd and is flavored with limoncello and apple, then topped off with some lychee eyeballs! Make it ahead of time for a Halloween cocktail that everyone will love!

Halloween sangria in a large jusg decorated with cobwebs and plastic spiders.

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It’s that time of year again! If you are looking for a show stopping drink this Halloween, you have to give this green sangria a go! Super easy to make, it’s a fun drink that’s sure to get the party started!

Made with white wine, apple juice and limencello, it takes minutes to make, and as with all sangrias, it’s best made ahead of time so it’s a great option if you are hosting.

If you are looking for more festive drinks recipes, check out these other Halloween cocktails and if you love sangria, you have to try my Christmas Red Wine Sangria and White Wine Sangria Recipe with Rum

Ingredients

  • Lychees and blueberries: To make the eyeballs to float in the sangria.
  • Lemon and apple: Sliced into the pitcher for a nice fresh and zingy flavor.
  • Apple juice: For flavor and sweetness.
  • Sugar: To balance out the acidity in the wine and lemon.
  • Wine: Use your favorite white wine in this sangria. I like to use a savignon blanc, a dry white and one with notes of lemon or apple.
  • Limoncello: For a bright lemon flavor. You can make your own limoncello or use store bought.
  • Vodka: Your favorite brand.
  • Green food coloring: For that spooky green color.
  • Colored sugar: To rim the glasses. I used red, but black or green would work well!
Showing how to prep the fruit for the sangria.

How to make halloween sangria

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  • Chop and slice the fruit and make the lychee eyeballs.
  • Place the lemon and apple slices in a jug.
  • Add the apple juice, wine, vodka, limoncello and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the green food coloring to get the desired color.
  • Place 6 of the lychee eyeballs in the drink.
  • Place in the fridge.

To serve

  • Rim the glasses with the sugar.
  • Place some ice cubes in the glasses and some eyeballs.
  • Pour in the sangria and enjoy!
Close up of a glass of sangria with a red sugar rim.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far ahead of time can you make sangria?

Sangria is the perfect make ahead pitcher. You’ll want to let it sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 24 to let the flavors really develop.

How many does it serve?

This recipe uses two bottles of wine and will easily make 10 to 12 drinks, perfect if you have wine fiends for friends! You’ll need a large 64 ounce / 2 liter jug to make this cocktail, or split it into two smaller jugs. The recipe is easily halved and doubled.

What’s the best white wine to use?

I prefer to use a dry and crisp white wine for sangria, but you can use a sweet one if you prefer. My choice would be a sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio. Pick a wine that has hints of lemon or apple so that it blends well with the limoncello and fruits.

Overhead shot looking into the jug of sangria.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Don’t add ice to the jug before you put it in the fridge. The ice will melt and dilute the drink. I like to pour the sangria over ice, or you can add ice to the jug just before serving.
  • Use fresh and ripe fruit. Use firm apples like Granny Smith or Crispin.
  • Leftover sangria will keep covered in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Two glasses of sangria with red sugar rims.

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A jug of green sangria with cobwebs around it.

Green Halloween Sangria

Get your spooky on with this easy and fun Green Halloween Sangria! This fun colored punch is perfect for a crowd and is flavored with limoncello and apple, then topped off with some lychee eyeballs! Make it ahead of time for a Halloween cocktail that everyone will love!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12 drinks
Calories: 153kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can lychees (19oz / 560ml)
  • 18 blueberries
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 large green apple
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 bottles white wine (50 ounces / 1.5 litres)
  • 6 ounces limoncello (180ml)
  • 4 ounces vodka (120ml)
  • green food coloring
  • colored sugar for the rim

Instructions

  • Drain the lychees and place a blueberry in each one to make the eyeballs.
  • Chop the apple into chunks and slice the lemon.
  • Add the lemon and apple to the jug and add in the apple juice, sugar, wine, limoncello and vodka. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the food coloring, add a few drops at a time until you get the right color.
  • Stir in half of the lychees and place the jug in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.
  • Cover the unused lychees and keep refrigerated.
  • To serve, rim the glasses with the colored sugar and add in ice cubes and a couple of the left over lychee eyeballs. Pour over the sangria and serve.

Notes

  • Don’t add ice to the jug before you put it in the fridge. The ice will melt and dilute the drink. I like to pour the sangria over ice, or you can add ice to the jug just before serving.
  • Use fresh and ripe fruit. Use firm apples like Granny Smith or Crispin.
  • Leftover sangria will keep covered in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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