Big-Batch Cocktails: Fireball Sangria

Entertaining a large group before the big game? Try this crowd-pleasing sangria and serve it in a DIY football drink dispenser.

Related To:
Fireball Sangria

Fireball Sangria

Serve this tasty sangria with additional fruit and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Ingredients

Serves 10-12

  • 1 cup mango juice
  • 1 cup peach juice
  • 2 cups Fireball whiskey
  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 3 apples, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into 1" pieces
Fireball Sangria

Fireball Sangria

Ingredients for the Fireball sangria include mango juice, peach juice, apples, pineapple, whiskey and red wine.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Preparation

Add the juices, whiskey and red wine to a large container or drink dispenser. Stir well to combine.

Add the cut fruit and allow to rest for at least 3 hours before serving.

Fireball Sangria

Fireball Sangria

Fresh fruit adds flavor to this big-batch cocktail.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Serve with additional fruit (if desired) and a cinnamon stick.

Tip: This is excellent served chilled, but can be served warm for events in cooler weather.

Fireball Sangria

Fireball Sangria

This crowd-pleasing sangria is perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Football Drink Dispenser

To turn a sports drink cooler into a football-inspired cocktail dispenser, remove the spigot and use painters' tape to carefully mask off all areas that you do not want to paint.

Football Drink Dispenser

Football Drink Dispenser

Turn a sports drink cooler into a football-inspired cocktail dispenser.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Spray paint the container with brown paint that includes a primer and is suitable for plastics. Allow to dry completely, according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.

Cut strips of thick, white fabric to resemble football laces. The lengths will vary depending on the size of your container. You will need two long pieces for the center (about 8-9 inches), and five or six small pieces (about 2 inches) to cross the two long pieces. The widths of all pieces should be the same (about 1/2 inch).

Football Drink Dispenser

Football Drink Dispenser

Use white fabric to resemble football laces.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Center the two long strips over the spigot. Add the cross pieces, distributing them evenly over the long pieces.

Remove the masking tape and clean the container before use.

Fireball Sangria

Fireball Sangria

This cocktail is excellent served chilled but can be served warm for events in cooler weather.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Keep Reading

Next Up

Cocktail to Go: Beer Margarita

Two tailgate staples combine to create a refreshing drink.

Big-Batch Cocktails: Peach Sweet Tea Punch

Give a classic summer drink a boozy kick with this simple recipe.

Big-Batch Cocktails: Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Citrus flavors and bourbon come together to create a summery cocktail.

6 Tips for the Ultimate Game-Day Bloody Mary Bar

Take your tailgating spread to the next level.

Amazing Asian Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta salad is a stample at most outdoor parties but this recipe takes the dish to a new level.

How to Make a Sporty Tailgating Letter Board

Add a little team spirit to your tailgate with this quick and cute letter board tutorial.

Easy Iron-On Touchdown Tee for Kids

Get creative with this fun and simple DIY project for the kiddos at your next tailgate.

How to Make a Custom Jersey Number Tee

Buying a jersey at the game is expensive. Instead, pay tribute to your favorite player with this custom shirt with a vintage look.

The Top 10 Tailgating Sandwiches Across the U.S.

Copy these tried-and-true sandwiches from restaurants across the country at your next tailgate party.

3-Cheese Artichoke Dip Recipe

Where briny artichoke hearts meet a rich, gooey melt of cheeses, garlic, hot sauce, and mayonnaise, tailgating legends are born. You can asssemble this a few hours ahead of time and bake it when you're ready to dig in.
More from:

Tailgating Ideas

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.