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Winter Sangria

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
This winter sangria is a lovely cocktail for a crowd! With seasonal fruit, red wine, and spices, this sangria is warm, cozy, and perfect for cold nights.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of light-bodied red wine (I like Pinot Noir)
  • 1 cup orange juice or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced (or diced)
  • 1 green pear, cored and thinly sliced (or diced)
  • 1/2 grapefruit, de-seeded and thinly sliced (or another sweet citrus)
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils (or cranberries)
  • Rosemary, to serve to serve

Instructions 

  • In a pitcher, combine the red wine, orange or apple juice, brandy, orange liqueur, and simple syrup. Give it a good stir. Carefully add the cinnamon sticks and fruit. Gently stir, cover, and let it sit in the fridge for at least three hours, preferably overnight.
  • Serve the winter sangria over ice. Gently roll a small sprig of rosemary in-between your hands to release the oils. Garnish the sangria with the rosemary. Enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Drinks
Serving: 1glass, Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 25.4g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 793mg, Potassium: 273mg, Fiber: 1.8g, Sugar: 19.7g, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
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