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Warm Spiced Sangria

Lauren Aloise
Warm spiced sangria is guaranteed to warm you up on the coldest of winter days. A comforting mix of red wine, apple cider and spices, it's easy to make and even easier to drink!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 220.04 kcal


  • 1.5 cups apple cider substitute non-pasteurized apple juice or hard apple cider
  • Rind of one lemon cut into strips
  • 1 green apple sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 bottle light red wine like a young Rioja
  • 2 cinnamon sticks plus more for decoration if you'd like
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 cup hard alcohol brandy or vermouth are typical, I used amaretto and it was amazing!


  • Infuse the cider with the spices and lemon rind and let simmer (covered) for 30 minutes on low
  • Prepare serving glasses with green apple slices
  • Take cider off the heat and let cool until it is no longer scalding
  • Add the honey, and hard alcohol
  • Stir well and fill each serving glass 1/3 of the way with this mixture
  • Top off with red wine. The final beverage should be warm but not too hot, as cooking the wine would remove some of the alcohol (and who would want that!)


Calories: 220.04kcalCarbohydrates: 27.21gProtein: 0.38gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 9.05mgPotassium: 258.14mgFiber: 1.74gSugar: 21.31gVitamin A: 16.38IUVitamin C: 4.51mgCalcium: 30.91mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword christmas sangria, spiced sangria, warm sangria, winter sangria
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