Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Brandy • Sweet
Red and Green Christmas Sangria

It doesn’t matter what the occasion is. Sangria is always the answer. Easy to make in big batches and beloved by pretty much everyone, the wine-based punch is also easy to adapt for any season. This version is chock-full of festive red and green fruits, and spiced with cinnamon syrup, for a drink that tastes just like the holidays. Garnished with aromatic (and Christmas tree-like) rosemary sprigs, it’s good enough to convince Santa to kick back and stay awhile.

The Essentials

Red Wine
brandy
Cinnamon syrup
The Details
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Ingredients

1 750-ml bottle of fruity red wine, like Merlot or Shiraz
.25 brandy
.25 Cinnamon syrup
blood orange, sliced blood orange, sliced
1 green apple, cubed
1 whole cranberries
Rosemary sprigs, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for the rosemary sprigs to a pitcher and stir.
  • Let sit for at least an hour, preferably overnight.
  • To serve, pour into wine glasses filled with ice and garnish with rosemary sprigs.
easy
Strength:
Cinnamon Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

2 cinnamon sticks
.5 Cup water
1 Cup sugar

Method

  • Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cinnamon sticks and remove from heat. Steep cinnamon sticks until cool, then strain.