This Winter Sangria recipe is such a delicious holiday cocktail! It is made with red wine, pomegranate juice, apple juice, spices, and citrus. It has all the flavors of the season and is perfect for a Holiday party or just a quiet night by the fire.
If you need a couple Holiday style cocktails then check out these other festive drinks:
Winter Sangria Special Ingredients
Most of the ingredients in Winter Sangria are things you either have on hand or are easily found at the nearest grocery or liquor store. However, there is one item used in this recipe that you may not already own, Mulling Spices
I cannot tell you how much I love mulling spices!
They are not only great for making mulled wine, winter sangria, and apple cider, they make a wonderful whole house potpourri.
I like to simmer mulling spices in a pot of water on the stove or on low in my small crock pot. It perfumes the ENTIRE house with the most festive scents of cinnamon, clove, apple, and citrus.
If you do not have time to order mulling spices and you cannot find them in the store, you can pull together similar ingredients from the spice section in your grocery store. Here is what you will need:
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- ½ teaspoon Whole Allspice
- ½ teaspoon Whole Clove
- 2 Star Anise
- Optional- 1 slice of Fresh Ginger
I hope you will give my Red Wine Winter Sangria a try this Holiday Season!
Red Wine Winter Sangria Recipe
Red Wine Winter Sangria
- 2- 750 ml Bottles Merlot **
- ¾ cup Apple Juice
- 1 cup Pomegranate Juice I use Pom Wonderful
- 2 tablespoons Mulling Spices
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- Orange Rind. Peeled from 1 Orange
- ½ cup Triple Sec
- Fruit cut into small wedges: 2 oranges 1 granny smith apple, 1 firm red apple (ie.pink lady, honey crisp)
- In a large pot combine the wine, apple juice, pomegranate juice, mulling spices, sugar, and orange rind. Warm over low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. DO NOT LET IT BOIL!!! (You shouldn’t have to worry about it boiling if you keep it over low heat.)
- Turn the heat off and let the wine mixture cool on the stove for 5-10 mins.
- Strain the wine mixture thru a colander into a large pitcher. Dispose of the mulling spices and orange rinds.
- Stir the triple sec and fruit wedges into the pitcher of wine.
- Put the sangria in the fridge for 5 hours up to 24 hours. The longer it sits in the fridge the more flavorful it becomes.
- Room Temperature- Take the wine out of the fridge an hour before serving and let it come to room temp. Pour into glasses and add a few pieces fruit from the pitcher.
- Cold- Serve it straight out of the fridge over ice. Add a little fruit to each glass.
- Hot- Keep the Sangria on the stove top over low heat and serve in mugs for a hot mulled wine cocktail.
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