Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Sangria: Spicy Simmered Sangria Recipe (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)


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Just in time to warm you up this particularly cold weekend! 

Spicy Simmered Sangria Recipe
(Serves 6)

  • 1 bottle fruity red wine (such as Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet or Syrah)
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 orange, seeds removed and cut into circles
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 6-7 whole cloves
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 3-4 tablespoons brandy or orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

  1. Bring all the ingredients except for the wine, brandy (or orange liqueur) and cinnamon sticks to a boil on the stove.
  2. Let simmer for 7-9 minutes, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Slowly add the bottle of wine and brandy (or orange liqueur). Heat until hot but not boiling.
  4. Ladle the mixture teacups or coffee mugs, making sure each serving has a slice of orange but leaving the whole spices behind in the pot. 
  5. Garnish each serving with a stick of cinnamon for stirring and enjoy!

*Add a dash or two of cayenne pepper to the punch to really heat things up!


  1. Lol!!! Great pic for this post!

  2. Lexi H said...Lol!!! Great pic for this post!

    Haha! I had to send it to my friend who was snowed-in in NJ too. :D


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