Spiced Winter Sangria

When I think of sangria I think of white wine and summer.  Well, now we can have sangria in the winter! 

Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • 2 c. water 
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 - 3 cinnamon sticks 
  • sliced orange peel 
  • 1 inch peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns 

Combine water, orange peel, ginger, cloves and peppercorns and bring to a boil. Stir in sugar and boil until reduced a bit and syrupy (15 minutes). Let cool, strain and store.

Sangria:

  • 1 750 ml red wine (I use Pinot Noir)
  • 1/2 c. spiced simple syrup
  • Juice of one orange
  • 1/4 c. rum 
  • 1/4 c. grand marnier
  • sliced oranges, apples and pears

Combine in a pitcher and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

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