Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria

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Make this festive Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria recipe with spirialized apples to really spook your guests! Or substitute juice to make it non-alcoholic for kids.

Make this festive Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria recipe with spirialized apples to really spook your guests! Use juice to make it non-alcoholic for kids.

My name is Katrina and I’m addicted to kitchen gadgets.

I have egg separators, ice cream sandwich makers, melon ballers, cherry pitters, pickle forks, and enough spatulas to last me several lifetimes of use. Most tools I keep around because they don’t take up a lot of space and what would I DO if I needed those bamboo wooden tongs and they weren’t faithfully waiting for me?

An awesome use for your spirializer! Make long strips of apples into this Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria Recipe

But I also have things like shaved-ice machines, donut makers, and spirializers that DO take up a lot of space. They are shoved into every inch of the spaces that I have carved out for myself in our home. I was looking for a new use for my spirializer because I just cannot bear to part with it even though I only use it about once every 2 years. We’ve been through 3 moves together and I have faithfully packed it up and found a new space for it every time.

Don’t those long spirialized apple slices just creep you out?! I LOVE them! What a killer way to up your sangria-making game this Halloween! I also made some spooky black ice to keep things cool.

Use juice and black food coloring to make simple spooky drinks for kids.

Just a few drops of McCormick black food coloring added to dark juice makes perfectly spooky black ice. For the kids I threw some black ice into plastic beakers along with some colorful sports drinks. I love the ombre effect! Of course you could substitute any dark grape or berry juice for the wine if you wanted to make the whole pitcher kid-friendly.

This Green Lagoon Punch recipe is another creepy alternative that my kids are requesting this month. LOVE it!

Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria Recipe

If you are serving this Blackberry Apply Spooky Sangria wine pitcher in mixed company with kiddos I would recommend you writing “Not Safe For Kids” on a piece of bright tape or paper and attaching to the pitcher (and of course keeping out of reach). Believe me- little ones will want to get their hands on this spooky drink.

Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria Recipe

Make this festive Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria recipe with spirialized apples to really spook your guests! Use juice to make it non-alcoholic for kids.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 pitcher


  • 2 Cups grape or cranberry apple juice separated McCormick black food coloring 1 bottle red wine 2 apples, spirialized into long, thin slices 1/2 Cup blackberries (plus more for garnish)


  • Add 2-3 drops of black food coloring to 1 Cup dark juice. Freeze overnight.
  • Empty wine, 1 Cup dark juice, apples, and blackberries into a pitcher and stir.
  • Add black ice before serving.

Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria recipe with spirialized apples- Use juice to make it non-alcoholic for kids.


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Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria Recipe

I am honored to be a part of the McCormick Everyday Bakers program. This recipe was sponsored by McCormick. I was compensated for my time; all opinions are my own.

- Katrina

44 Responses to “Blackberry Apple Spooky Sangria”

  1. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — October 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is just too cute! Love the beakers and I REALLY love the apple spirals. What a great idea!

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    [email protected]+Baked+by+Rachel — October 20, 2014 at 7:31 am

    This is so fun and creepy! Perfect for Halloween. Also…. pickle forks? lol

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      HA! Yes they are long skinny forks with 2 or 3 tines. LOL

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    Cookbook Queen — October 20, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Girl, you and be both! I am running out of drawers and cabinets to put them in!! This sangria is the creepiest!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Right?! I need like two extra rooms in my house.

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    Beth @ The First Year — October 20, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I love that you used apple for the worms!! So cute!

  5. #
    leslie — October 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    These are AWESOME! The apples totally look like worms!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      I know, right?! Thanks Leslie

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    Emily Bites — October 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I love this! Sangria is my all-time favorite drink and the presentation here is perfect. Can’t wait to try it!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you! I love that it’s spooky but still delicious.

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    Lauren+Kelly+Nutrition — October 20, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Pure genius! I want to bring this sangria to my friend’s Halloween party!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you Lauren! I hope you do!!

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    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet — October 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Such a clever way to use your spiralizer! And the black McCormick food coloring makes me giggle – smart!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks so much Ann-Marie! My kids loved the black ice too.

  9. #
    Cookin+Canuck — October 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I have way too many gadgets, too. But, darn it, they’re too much fun to give up! These spooky sangrias are such a fun idea for Halloween!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you Dara! Cheers 😉

  10. #
    naomi — October 20, 2014 at 11:23 am

    These are so fun! I love how creative this is.

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks Naomi! I like to think outside the box for sure!

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — October 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Ack! Those worms are way creepy! This is the perfect spooky drink – love the colors! Pinned!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      That was the goal! Thanks Stephanie

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    Kristina — October 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I love my kitchen gadgets too – they have spilled over into the dining room storage! I love creative ice cubes too (I have those contraptions that make large round ice…) and the black is so fun! Halloween is one of my favorite excuses to entertain – I have to make this!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Oh yes my gadgets are all over the house! And I’m totally trying to figure out a party I can bring this too next time.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — October 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    This is seriously so creepy and awesome!!! My boys would love it!!! And where did you buy the plastic beakers? My prop addiction is dying over those too!!!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks! I picked up the beakers at Michael’s- I’m obsessed with them too!

  14. #
    MK — October 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    That’s amazing!!! And looks so creepy… The thin apple slices looks like worms!! Great idea! Thank you for this post!!!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you! I love the creepy apple slices 🙂

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    Lindsey | Cafe Johnsonia — October 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I seriously cannot get over how fun the apple slices are! My kids have been planning what we’re going to serve at our neighborhood Halloween party, and they’re gonna flip when they see this! I love the black food coloring. I have like 3 bottles in my cupboard right now. ha!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much! Please share a pic with me if you end up making it!

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    Christian — October 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I just wanted to say that I was in my local supermarket (in Scotland) the other day and I spotted a jar of Biscoff spread and literally stopped in my tracks. I read about it on your blog ages and ages ago but although it has probably been available in the UK the whole time it wasn’t in mainstream shops, so I didn’t get hold of any. Now I have it and it is AMAZING, and I wouldn’t have known what it was if it weren’t for you (well I could have read the jar, but seeing as I don’t regularly go in for in-depth staring at jars in the spread section I probably wouldn’t have realised). It’s now my new favourite post-workout snack!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      This is such awesome news! Thank you for making my day!! I just finished the official Biscoff cookbook and it is coming out November 3rd. I hope you love it!

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    Amanda — October 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Spooky Sangria, how fun!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Amanda. Cheers! 😉

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    This is so cool. I love that pitcher and glasses, and I’d drink allllll of this!

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      Katrina Bahl — October 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks Dorothy! It was fun to make.

  19. #
    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen — October 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! This is so great! And a perfect excuse to keep your spiralizer:) I’m adding it to my Halloween menu. Pinned!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — October 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Although I am totally not one for spooky halloween eats + drinks, this sangria is pretty darn amazing! The McCormick dye really made it spooktacular! 😉

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    Chloe Smith — October 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    What sort of red wine would you suggest?

  22. #
    Amy (Savory Moments) — October 23, 2014 at 9:11 am

    This is such a fun drink for Halloween! I’m loving those apple spirals and the beaker glasses!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — October 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

    This is so creative! I love that you spiralized the apples! I’d love to sip on this sangria! Pinned!

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    [email protected] — October 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    You are my hero with this recipe! Sangria is so happening tonight!

  25. #
    Faith+(An+Edible+Mosaic) — October 25, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I am in awe – this is amazing!! (And seriously spooky, lol.) It’s a great idea and so much fun for Halloween!

  26. #
    Petr — April 11, 2016 at 2:19 am

    very original

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