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.
Red and Green Christmas Sangria
1 750-ml bottle of fruity red wine, like Merlot or Shiraz
.25 Cinnamon syrup
blood orange, sliced blood orange, sliced
1 green apple, cubed
1 whole cranberries
Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
- 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.
2 cinnamon sticks
.5 Cup water
1 Cup sugar
- 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.