The Original Black Sangria Recipe

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This Black Sangria Recipe is perfect for Halloween entertaining! This make-ahead Halloween cocktail has a deep, dark color and a fruity flavor. It’s made with dark wine and dark fruits. It’s the best Halloween sangria and will be the star of your party.

Serve it at a pumpkin carving party, as the main cocktail at a Halloween bar, or for a Halloween movie night!

Check out our special red sangria and fall sangria which are both also perfect for Halloween!

Black sangria in a wine glass for Halloween.

The Perfect Halloween Sangria

You’ll be happy to know that I have the BEST sangria recipe ever for Halloween!

I call it the Black Sangria and the name says it all! A sangria made with blackberries, black plums, black grapes, and Apothic Dark wine. You can use any really dark wine like a cabernet.

If you let it sit for about an hour the plums turn a mean shade of black and everything is black! It’s pretty incredible and super easy to make.

You know me, it’s got to be easy or it ain’t happening! Entertaining is fun people!

dark fruit to make sangria

How to make Black Sangria


  • Dark Red Wine – I used Apothic Dark for this recipe, but any bold red wine will work great.
  • Brandy – A sweet liquor that is produced by distilling wine.
  • Simple Syrup – Used to give the sangria a sweeter flavor.
  • Black Plums 
  • Black Grapes 
  • Blackberries 
  • Sparkling Water


There is nothing complicated about this libation! 

  1. Slice the ingredients and add them to a pitcher.
  2. Add the wine and brandy to the fruit.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Add the sparkling water before serving.

You can also try sparkling ginger ale or sparkling apple cider in place of the water.SaveSave

Black grapes, black plums and black fruit in a pitcher.

What is Sangria Made of?

Sangria is a Spanish drink, traditionally, it consists of red wine mixed with fruits (such as peaches, melon, and berries), sugar, and orange juice.

Although red wine is traditionally used in sangria recipes, you can also get white and rose pitchers. You can use whatever fruits are in season.

What is the best wine for sangria?

Traditionally sangrias are made with rioja, but I say tradition is meant to be broken!

We used Apothic Dark which is a blended wine it has a little spice to it, it’s also great for this Halloween Sangria because of its dark color! Make your sangria your own by using your favorite red wine.

Halloween sangria on a platter with black grapes.

Halloween Sangria

The deep color of this black sangria is perfect for a spooky holiday. It’s a great drink to serve at your Halloween party as you can make it ahead of time.

It’s a grown-up drink with an injection of spooky Halloween fun!

Also, try our popular red wine cocktail recipe.

Tips For Making Black Sangria

  • Be sure to let the sangria sit for a couple of hours before serving, longer if possible so that the flavors develop.
  • Keep the sangria in the fridge so it remains cold.
  • Don’t add ice as this will dilute the taste.
  • Add more sweetener if needed.

What to Serve with Black Sangria

This is a fall cocktail and pairs well with fall food and appetizers. Here are some ideas:

Halloween Cheese Platter – See our guide for creating an epic cheese platter.

The Best Chili

Meatball Appetizer

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Cranberry Orange Cornbread

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

Sausage and Peppers

Seasonal Fruit Platter

Blue Cheese Dip

Serve it with any of our spooky Halloween desserts, fun pretzel rods or an easy dessert board.

More Sangria Recipes You’ll Love

We love making sangria and serving it year-round! Here are a few more of our favorite recipes:

Green Irish Whiskey Sangria – Made with green fruit, Irish whiskey, and apples.

Apple Pie Sangria Recipe – Taste like an apple pie! Perfect for fall and the holidays.

Traditional White Wine Sangria – If you prefer a white sangria, this recipe is really good!

black sangria with blackberries in a wine glass.

More Halloween Cocktails You’ll Love

Here are more of our favorite Halloween cocktails:

Jolly Rancher Punch or try our Jolly Rancher Shots

Witches Brew

Butterbeer Recipe

Halloween Jungle Juice

Candy Corn Vodka Shots

Vampire’s Kiss

Pumpkin Margarita

Halloween Lychee Martini

Dirty Martini

If you’re looking for drinks without alcohol, check out our non-alcoholic Halloween drinks.

Also check out more great cocktail recipes, the best-mixed drinkstequila cocktails, gin cocktails, vodka cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

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Black Sangria Recipe

This wine punch is perfect to serve at Halloween!
4.20 from 68 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 drinks
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 bottle dark red wine, any dark red wine, we used Apothic Dark
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 3 black plums, washed and sliced
  • 1 cup black grapes, washed
  • 8 ounces organic blackberries, washed
  • 1 cup sparkling water or ginger ale , use ginger ale for a sweeter sangria


  • Add everything into a pitcher and mix with a large spoon.
  • Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. The longer it sits the darker the plums becomes.
  • Best to keep sangria in the fridge. Enjoy!!!


Add more simple syrup if you desired. 


Serving: 0g | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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18 thoughts on “The Original Black Sangria Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! I made this for my annual Halloween party this year and it was a HUGE hit. People just loved it. This will become an annual drink for us. Not only is it simply beautiful, but incredibly tasty, also! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. Not quite flavorful enough. This sangria was more like wine with fruit in it than a fruit infused wine with fruit pieces. A few people suggested that next time I should cut the blackberries and grapes in half to release more flavor (which was my plan to begin with but I handed the recipe to a friend to make). Another person thought that I should freeze some of the fruit beforehand so that those fruit pieces can act as ice to keep the sangria cool.

    • Hi Adriana! I bought it at World Market but a few years ago! I just tried to search to see if it was there and I don’t see it anymore ;( I bet you could find one on Amazon. It’s a cast iron one!

  3. I love red wine and the older the vine the better! This gem of a find for sangria is a big hit with my husband as we sip while he unwinds from a days work, thanks Eden!

    • It was a limited release and is no longer available. I never had a chance to try it. I wonder if someone who did can suggest an alternate wine. Carnivore, maybe?

  4. Sounds awesome! I would still add 1/2 to 3/4 cup brandy as I do to all my sangria’s. I will be making this this weekend. Thanks!! 🙂


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