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.

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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

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