Autumn Clove Spiced Red Wine Sangria

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.

Autumn Sangria

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.

Autumn-Red-Wine-Sangria

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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Autumn Clove Spiced Red Wine Sangria
 
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Autumn Clove Spiced Red Wine Sangria Recipe: Fall spiced sangria made with cloves, anise, nutmeg and cinnamon.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. Cut fruit into small pieces and place in a pitcher.
  2. Pour brandy over fruit.
  3. Pour wine over top of that.
  4. Add spices and stir.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
  6. Add sparkling water right before serving.
 

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