Best red wine Halloween cocktails

Get in the scary spirit with these creepily delicious red Halloween cocktails, all made with Madame F red wine.

You’re never too old to celebrate Halloween. A Halloween fright night is the perfect excuse to host a get-together and enjoy some supernatural fun, whether it’s spooky costumes, sweet treats or killer horror movies. 

But what drinks do you serve your ghoulish guests? Something a neon shade of green? Do you go sweet or sour? And what are the perfect food pairings for your devilish drinks?

If there’s any drink that looks the part and conjures up images of vampires, it’s red wine. Red wine Halloween cocktails are a must-have during the spooky season – delicious to drink and a creepy conversation starter!

Halloween wine recipes

Three red Halloween cocktails

To get into the spooky spirit, try one of our delicious red wine Halloween cocktails made with Madame F red wine.

Smooth and full of flavour, with red berry tasting notes and a hint of herbs and sweet spices, Madame F’s red wine provides some Halloween glam that is loaded with taste.

Bloody Sangria

Who says Sangria is just for the summer? This slightly disturbing but utterly delicious bloody Sangria recipe will have all your guests cackling by the night’s end.

To make a batch that’ll put five guests under your spell, you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle of Madame F red wine.
  • 1 cup pineapple juice.
  • 1 cup orange liquor.
  • 1 large orange, sliced into rounds.
  • 1 red apple, cored and sliced.
  • 1 large handful of cherries, pitted and halved.
  • 1 large handful of pomegranate seeds.
  • 1 tablespoon of edible gold glitter.

A Sangria recipe is one of the easiest and can be customised to fit your preferences perfectly.

  1. Place the cherries and pomegranate seeds in a bowl and drown in orange liquor. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to chill for an hour.
  2. In your jug, mix your wine and pineapple juice. Add your edible glitter in here and stir for maximum effect. Uttering spells at this stage is optional.
  3. Add your sliced orange, apple and soaked fruits to the wine mix – include any leftover orange liquor in the bowl.
  4. Give your Sangria a final stir before serving to your guests.

If you want to add more or less juice, a different spirit, or swap fruits for others, don’t be scared to do so.

Kreepy Kalimocho

Go with us on this red wine cocktail. Designed to make your tastebuds tingle, red wine and cola might sound like a nightmare duo, but the taste is surprisingly supernatural.

To make a single serving of this popular Basque Country treat, you’ll need:

  • 85ml of Madame F red wine.
  • 85ml of cola (not the diet kind).
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  • A lemon slice to garnish.
  • Ice.

This is the easiest recipe in our round-up, and it only has three steps:

  1. Fill your glass half full with ice.
  2. Pour the wine, lemon juice and cola on top of the ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Witches’ Blood

Hubble bubble, toil and trouble, fire burn and cocktail bubble! Tangy, rich and refreshing – this Halloween cocktail will send shivers down your spine.

For a batch of this fizzy concoction that serves 5, you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle of Madame F red wine.
  • 1 bottle of ginger beer, chilled.
  • 1 cup orange liquor.
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
  • Ice.

The recipe for Witches’ Blood is just as quick and easy as the others, meaning there’s no need to panic if you run out. Because it’s a batch cocktail, you can whip up more in no time.

  1. Fill your glasses half full with ice.
  2. Mix your red wine, orange liquor, and lemon juice thoroughly in a jug.
  3. Pour the red wine mixture over the ice until the glasses are two-thirds full.
  4. Top off with chilled ginger beer and serve with a creepy smile.

For extra pizzazz, drop a small piece of dry ice into each glass just before serving to create a spooky, misty effect your friends will still be talking about next year.

Red wine cocktails

What food should I serve with my red Halloween cocktails?

It doesn’t matter if you’re having a few ghouls round or hosting a monster mash – you want to serve your guests food they can sink their fangs into with your red Halloween cocktails.

Red meats, fruits, cheeses and roasted veggies pair perfectly with red wine, so think of mini sliders and hotdogs, roasted plums and peaches with spiced ricotta, cheese boards with oozing jams and chutneys, and charred peppers and seasonal veg. If you’re planning on hosting an informal do, picky food is your best bet – let your guests make their plates with whatever catches their eyes.

But don’t forget about those who have serious sweet fangs – sour sweets and chocolate-covered fruit go down a treat with a glass or two of any of our red Halloween cocktails.

Maybe play trick-or-treat tricks on your guests with foods that look like other foods or swap sweet and sour flavours?

They’ll never see it coming…