Red Sangria is perfect for a party and a pitcher can be made days ahead. You can also freeze using dry ice to make red sangria popsicles!
Like I mentioned before, my husband is very excited and amused with his ability to make his boozy popsicles using dry ice. So far this summer he has made margarita popsicles and now these red sangria popsicles.
Popsicles aren’t just for kids during the summer, as I’ve discovered with my husband’s youthful enthusiasm for his boozy pops. And since he didn’t care for the light-weight boozy pops that you can freeze in your freezer, he is having his fun with his experiments.
The hubby made a large pitcher of red wine sangria (for no reason except that it’s summer) and let it sit in the refrigerator for a day or two. You really do need to let the flavors mingle together a bit. The fruit soaks up the red sangria goodness – yum!
Pour them into small Dixie cups or whatever popsicle molds you want to use. Place a popsicle stick in and freeze in a cooler full of dry ice chunks. It takes about an hour for it to freeze, depending really on how many popsicles and how much dry ice you have.
The hubby liked how the popsicle sticks didn’t freeze straight, making it easier to suck on, supposedly.
Make sure you let the popsicles warm up a little before pressing your lips on these red sangria popsicles. No one wants a bloody lip.
Have you joined the popsicle craze, too?
- 3/4 L red wine
- 5 cups cran-raspberry juice
- 2 oz brandy
- 1 oz dark rum
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 granny smith apple, chopped
- 1 pear, chopped
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1/2 lime, sliced
- Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher.
- Chill for at least 3 hours until cool.
- To make into popsicles, pour sangria into small Dixie cups or popsicle molds.
- If using Dixie cups, cover with foil and cut a slit in the center.
- Insert a popsicle stick and freeze in a cooler full of dry ice chunks until frozen solid, about one hour, depending really on how many popsicles and how much dry ice you have.
Serving Suggestions: What kind of wine should I use? Whatever you prefer! But, traditionally dry wines are used for Sangria. You can also use whatever fruit you have in season and add it to your Sangria.
Cooking Tips: Serve in liquid form or freeze into popsicles using dry ice.