winter spiced sangria

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I made this concoction for National Sangria Day, which is December 20th… I found that a little odd, because I always think of Sangria as a summery beverage.

To make it a bit more “wintery” I added some cinnamon apples, clove spiced oranges and a cinnamon stick; the result:

summer sangria kissed by a spicy winter.

I know sangria and seasons can’t kiss, it’s just a metaphor…

It might make a pretty interesting surreal picture, though.

The Sangria I used in this recipe was Besa Del Sol Sangria, and ohmygoodness- you will LOVE it…. not too acidic, not too strong, with just the right fruity tartness you’d expect. Perfect for a warm summer day or a cozy night by the fireplace.

Since this Sangria is in a sealed pouch, I spiced the fruit first and then added it to individual glasses, after 5-10 minutes the Sangria begins to take on a slight hint of wintery spice that perfectly complimented the fruity notes.

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The perfect way to relax after a busy day of shopping or baking…

winter spiced sangria
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Ingredients
  • Beso Del Sol Sangria
  • 2 oranges that have been studded with cloves and cut into wedges
  • 1 medium apple, diced and dusted with cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish
Instructions
  1. place one orange segment and several apple pieces in glass, pour sangria over and garnish with cinnamon stick

or to ring in the New Year!

 

 

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