Christmas Sangria is the perfect
spiced holiday cocktail
, with all the
of a regular Sangria. Just grab a bottle of
spicy red wine, some orange juice, soda water
half in sangria, half to decorate
spicy red wine
for example a Côtes du Rhône
without pulp and added sugar
Prep - 5 minutes
Start by prepping the clove-infused orange by sticking the cloves into the skin of the orange wedge.
Place the clove-infused orange wedge and cinnamon stick in a wine glass and pour in red wine and orange juice. Mix, then allow to infuse for at least 30 minutes.
Serving - 1 minute
Add an ice cube and top up with soda water. Decorate the glass with an orange wedge with cloves, and serve!
Ingredient notes & substitutions
can really be any kind you like, but I prefer a
full, spicy version
like a Côtes du Rhône
should be without pulp. I used a
store bought juice
without added sugar, but it's even better with fresh pressed. Use a juice with added sugar for a sweeter Sangria.
and soda water
can be swapped for an orange flavored soda, for a sweeter version
can skipped if you use cold ingredients instead
Tips & tricks
by mixing red wine, orange juice and the spices in a jug or punch bowl, then add soda water and ice straight into the glasses when serving
Make it into a regular sangria
- just skip the cinnamon sticks and cloves
Prep a whole orange
with cloves, and then cut - especially if your making multiple Christmas Sangrias. It's easier than trying to stick them into wedges.
A recipe from alwaysusebutter.com