Scary Halloween is my jam. I’ve talked before about how I could easily forego all of the cutesy things in place of horror and creep. And that goes for everything, from décor to movie viewing. I’ll sit and watch The Conjuring any day. In this house, that might even mean sitting and watching it alone (and then regretfully staying up all night, alone, because you are an idiot and watched it by yourself. This may or may not have happened recently).
That’s the fun thing about being an adult. You can make these ridiculous choices to do things like watch scary movies or pig out on candy at 3 a.m. while awake because you watched scary movies. No one can tell you to stop (except maybe a concerned family member who thinks you are gross because you just ate a full-sized candy bar in the middle of the night).
As an adult, you also get the chance to imbibe in fun, scary-themed Halloween eats and treats. For Sunday Supper this week, Gallo Family Vineyards asked a bunch of us to come up with some spooky, horror-filled and creepy wine-laden goodies. Let me be honest here and say thinking of something was no easy task. My mind was buzzing with ideas from the moment I received the challenge and I really had to reel it in and pick one thing. Red wine – and Gallo has a huge variety to choose from – is the perfect canvas for scary Halloween.
I went with Zombie Bite Wine Slushies because let’s be honest, zombies are awesome when it comes to scary. A deadened shell of what humans used to be. And with the return of the super scary Sunday night tv recently, they are back in the foreground more than ever. These delicious slushies are just the ticket for a scary movie/tv viewing party. I used Gallo’s Red Moscato and mixed it with some frozen strawberries and mango, plus a little lemon juice to cut through the sweetness. And just for an added bit of fun, I went and bloodied up the glass rim. The technique – corn syrup and red food dye – is so simple and the end result is horrifyingly perfect for a creepy Halloween cocktail.
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- Beef Stew with Ghost Dumplings by Momma’s Meals
- Blackened Chicken Legs with Red Beets and Potatoes by Jelly Toast
- Brain Cupcakes with Red Moscato Wine Shooters by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Dracula Wine Jelly by Basic N Delicious
- Gallo Family Red Moscato Cocktail by Flour On My Face
- Ghoulishly Good Red Moscato Punch by The Weekend Gourmet
- Halloween Buffalo Ranch Pork Bites by Family Foodie
- Meringue Bones with Raspberry Sauce by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mummy Calzone by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Poison Apple Pomegranate Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Pumpkin Chili by The Foodie Army Wife
- Red Moscato Candied Apples by The Messy Baker
- Red Moscato Spider Sangria by Run DMT
- Red Velvet Cake Eye Balls by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Red Wine Caramel and Chocolate Apples by Ruffles & Truffles
- Roasted Garlic Hummus by Alida’s Kitchen
- Smoked Trout Pate Spider Bites by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak Bites with Bloody Maria Dipping Sauce by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Witches Blood Risotto by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Zombie Bite Wine Slushies by Feed Me, Seymour
Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup frozen strawberry chunks
- 3 cups Gallo Family Vineyards Red Moscato
- 1 cup ice
- squeeze of lemon
- for glasses:
- 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
- red food dye
- Combine the mango, strawberry and ice in the blender and puree until smooth.
- Add in red wine and blend until combined. Squeeze in lemon and pulse once or twice to mix.
- To make the red blood on the glasses, combine corn syrup and red food dye to reach the desired color. Place the flutes upside down in the corn syrup and run them along until they are coated. Turn upside down.
- Carefully fill the glasses with the wine cocktail.
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