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This weekend was crazy town. We had loads of stuff to do and then we decided at the last minute to have some friends over for dinner on Sunday. I almost canceled… almost. I felt so overwhelmed, but I decided that this impromptu gathering of friends was what I needed to end this insane weekend in the right way. I wanted to come together and have a nice little gathering, so things had to be simple with a little Halloween flair thrown in.
I had a couple of hours between cheer competitions this weekend to stop by the store to get everything that I needed.
I picked up some fruit, drinks and a couple of pizzas. Now I had every little thing I needed to make dinner happen the next night.
Y’all know I am a Coca Cola® girl, so when I saw that they had the mini cans of Coke® and Sprite® … I scooped them right up. They are so cute! There were big plans for these tiny Sprite® cans… a Sparkling Red Rum Sangria.
They come in packs of 30, so I knew this was perfect for my party and for future get-togethers!
On Sunday morning, I sliced up the fruit. Some of it would be used for a platter and some for my ghoulish Sparkling Red Rum Sangria. Speaking of which… I bet you’d like to know how to make that, right?
Grab any type of red wine, 2 mini cans of Sprite®, sliced fruit and BACARDÍ® Rum. I love using BACARDÍ® Rum in my sangria recipes. It always brings the fun and with their signature bat… even the bottle is ready for Halloween!
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A few hours before serving, mix the red wine, sugar, fruit and BACARDÍ®. Muddle them together a bit and refrigerate.
When you are ready to serve, add the Sprite® and pour over a glass filled with ice and fruit. The crisp clean taste of Sprite® is the perfect mixer and I love that it has 100% natural flavors.
I got a little creepy by adding some gel blood to the rim of my glass. Perfect for a Sparkling Red Rum Sangria!
Doesn’t it just look so dark and lovely? It truly is and so easy… no playing bartender when your guests arrive and you have a pitcher already waiting!
Paired with the pizza… this was an almost instant party!
Here is the full recipe for you guys:
Sparkling Red Rum Sangria
- 3-10 ounces of BACARDÍ Superior White Rum*
- 15 ounces of Sprite
- Sliced lemons and oranges, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
4-6 hours before serving:
Add wine, sugar, fruit and rum to a glass pitcher. Chill in the refrigerator.
Add Sprite to the chilled pitcher and pour over ice and fruit in a glass. That’s all folks!
*1.5 ounces of BACARDÍ rum per serving
We had a great time and I was so glad that I did not cancel. The food was great, drinks were amazing and the time spent with our friends was soothing to the soul.