Spicy Blackberry Sangria

Spicy Blackberry Sangria

 

As I mentioned in my Mabon post, Blackberries and wine are essential elements for this celebration. I like to serve this with a simple cheese, fruit, and bread platter. This beverage is also very nice to serve throughout the Autumn and Winter seasons.

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Spicy Blackberry Sangria

You will love to sip and share this beverage. I make this sangria during Mabon and have it around up until Samhain. You can control the spice of this beverage with how much of the pepper up put in. On a chilly autumn night, this is a great beverage for warming you completely.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Leandra Witchwood

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Blackberry Wine
  • 2 C Blackberries ½ juiced, ½ whole
  • 2 C Black Grapes ½ juiced, ½ sliced in half
  • 4 Black Plums 3 juices, and 1 cut into 8 wedges
  • ½ C Brandy
  • 1 Fresh Whole Cayenne Pepper trimmed
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper Dry (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients, and allow to sit for at least 2 hours. This will allow the flavors to meld together. If you wish you can strain this beverage to give it more clarity.

  2. Serve with whole and cut fruit as a garnish.

Recipe Notes

This drink is suitable for all your Autumn gatherings. I keep a bottle in my fridge for whenever I'm invited to a dinner party, or when I need something to warm me on an, especially cold day.
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