Winter Spiced Sangria

A warm cozy cocktail perfect to enjoy while in front of a roaring fire, listening to the rain and binge watching your favorite show. A simple syrup, with warming spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger, is added to red wine, brandy and Cointreau. An assortment of winter fruit gets stirred in at the very end. It makes a pitcher, so be sure to invite some friends over

Winter Spiced Sangria

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 35 minutes


  • Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1-inch slice of fresh ginger
  • Sangria
  • One 750-ml bottle dry red wine, such as Grenache, Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda
  • 2 navel oranges—peeled, halved, seeded and cut into large dice
  • 1 lime—peeled, halved, seeded and cut into large dice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple—halved, cored and cut into large dice
  • 1 Bartlett pear—halved, cored and cut into large dice
  • Ice cubes


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