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.
Spicy Blackberry Sangria
- 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)
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.
Serve with whole and cut fruit as a garnish.
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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