Autumn Clove Spiced Red Wine Sangria Recipe: this red wine sangria is spiced to perfection, bringing together my 2 favorite holidays… Autumn and Drinking (I think those are holidays). When I initially made these, I definitely went a little heavy on the spices which is very easy to do. So if you are making this at home and spices are not your thing, then I would recommend starting off with a smaller amount of each spice. I personally found that the recipe posted below (which I got on the second try) is a perfect melody of red wine, fruit and autumn spice.
Normally, sangria is associated with summertime because of the fruit. I too held that belief until I tasted an Autumn Spiced Sangria at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and was converted immediately. In fact, I highly recommend you serve this sangria the same temperature you would serve red wine in general (62-68 Degrees F for those of you counting). Usually sangria drinks are served cold, but I feel like it dulls the spices that make the drink so nice and complex.
This sangria is great for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It pairs nice with either a red meat or even your oven roasted turkey. So next holiday, whip up a batch of autumn clove spiced red wine sangria, you won’t be disappointed.
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- 2 Apples
- 1 Pear
- 1 Orange
- 3 Whole Star Anise
- ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- ¼ Teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg
- 1 Cup Brandy
- 1 Bottle Red Wine (I prefer something medium bodied)
- 2 Cups Sparkling Water
- Cut fruit into small pieces and place in a pitcher.
- Pour brandy over fruit.
- Pour wine over top of that.
- Add spices and stir.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
- Add sparkling water right before serving.