IS THERE A GOOD NONALCOHOLIC HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL?
October is here and it’s time for some spooky Halloween fun, y’all. Whether you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather or just in the Halloween spirit, one thing is for sure, you need fun seasonal flavors to spice things up. The sights, smells, and taste of autumn are like no other. They have the perfect amount of sweetness and spice that create a calming and fun atmosphere all around.
Fall ingredients are some of our favorites to use in the kitchen while we get in the Halloween mood! A common dilemma for many of us is that Halloween recipes can be hard to navigate around if you are trying to keep a healthier diet and cutback on alcohol intake. If you have long-term health goals and are struggling with finding a Halloween treat to indulge in that fits your lifestyle choices, you may feel overwhelmed finding a recipe.
Well, Sweeties, we’ve got just the perfect trick for your Halloween treat to brew up this Halloween season: a nonalcoholic Halloween spiced cocktail. Our fall sangria is perfect for a crowd and has all the flavors you know and love.
What to add to a nonalcoholic fall cocktail
In A Comforting Hot Cinnamon Tea Fall Drink Recipe to Cozy Up With, we raged all about our favorite fall spice addition to sweet tea: cinnamon! It’s oh so delicious and gives us all the autumn feels. It’s no secret that we recommend adding some cinnamon to this Halloween mocktail to spice things up.
Autumn also marks the time to add some citrusy flavors into your recipes. Our favorite fall citrus fruit is none other than blood orange, and the end of October is the perfect time of year to start finding them in the supermarket. Blood oranges taste different than naval oranges and have a bit more tartness and slight hints of raspberry flavor to them. They are also a fun red color inside. Blood orange drinks have become a must-have for an artisanal cocktails recently and for good reason.
Our Halloween recipe is a crowd-pleaser throughout fall too. Our Southern Breeze Sweeties are all about our fall season blood orange iced tea cold brew, one of our most popular limited-edition flavors to date, and we couldn’t brew up this fun mocktail without it. It brings the citrusy notes needed for the perfect blend of fall spice we need.
In addition to our sweet tea, this recipe calls for some ginger ale or ginger beer, depending on the amount of intensity you want the zesty ginger flavor to bring out. Both are nonalcoholic and add a balanced warmth to your mixed drink.
And you simply can’t make a fall sangria mocktail without fresh fruit. We recommend adding slices of blood orange, apple slices, and plenty of cranberries in your sangria.
How to make this mocktail for a Halloween themed party
Halloween themed parties with family friends are filled with laughter, decorations, silliness, and some craftiness. When planned well in advance and with a budget in mind, you can throw a Southern sweet, themed gathering packed with tricks among the treats.
Our nonalcoholic fall sangria is best when served in a punch bowl for Halloween but could be served in a pitcher or spooky dispenser as well.
Adding some flare to your Halloween serving table décor makes a big difference in the atmosphere. To make this family friendly, we recommend spreading some small fake spiders around the table, adding some pumpkins on the side, incorporating Halloween themed cups and/or straws, and playing some fun Halloween songs in the back. Y’all, there’s no such thing as going to big on Halloween!
Are ya lookin’ for anymore ideas for what to cook up on Halloween? Make sure to read How to Plan a Southern Halloween Tea Party with themed food ideas.
Ingredients for southern sweet fall mocktails
- 12 ounce can frozen fruit punch concentrate, thawed
- 2.5 cups of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Blood Orange with 3 tea bags
- 2/3 cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Blush
- 2 cups Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 blood orange, sliced
- 1 red apple, sliced
- 1-2 cups cranberries
*Garnish with cinnamon sticks
fall sangria recipe
- Once the fruit punch is thawed, add it to a pitcher or serving bowl.
- Brew Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Blood Orange and pour into serving bowl. Add the Sparkling Blush, Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale, and fruit to the mix.
- Stir well.
- Serve each glass with iced and top individual servings with cinnamon and some fruit.
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