Spiced Red Sangria
A simple red sangria perfect for fall and winter. Experiment with the fruit based on what looks good at the market. Grapes and persimmons also work well here.
How To Do It
1 bottle dry/fruity red wine (pinot noir works well)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole star anise
½ teaspoon whole cloves
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 apple, cored and sliced
1 pear, cored and sliced
1 sliced orange or clementine, optional
½ cup Grand Marnier
2 to 4 tablespoons cinnamon maple syrup (or to taste)
Combine all ingredients in pitcher. Chill for at least 6 hours (or overnight) to allow flavors to meld. Serve over ice.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
A beautiful serving vessel for your sangria.
And the glasses to match.
Sangria is the perfect party drink, as far as we're concerned. It always feels festive and can be made in advance, so it’s perfect for entertaining. This lightly spiced red variation is sort of like a chilled take on mulled wine.