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Ten Warm and Cozy Sangria Recipes Perfect for Cold Weather


As the temperatures start to drop, it's time to start thinking about warm, comforting drinks to help you get through the colder months. If you're a fan of sangria, you might be wondering how you can enjoy this refreshing beverage during the winter months. The good news is that it's easy to adapt your favorite sangria recipe to the colder weather by using seasonal ingredients and spices.

One of the keys to making a delicious cold weather sangria is to choose ingredients that are in season. This might include fruits like apples, pears, and oranges, as well as spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. You can also add in some warming liqueurs, such as brandy or rum, to give your sangria a little extra kick.

Another way to make your sangria more suitable for the colder weather is to switch up the type of wine you use. While a crisp, refreshing white wine might be perfect for summer, a full-bodied red wine can be a great choice for a winter sangria. You can also try using a fruity, sweet dessert wine like port or sherry to add depth and complexity to your drink.

Finally, don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ingredients to find the perfect combination for your cold weather sangria. Some ideas to try, include adding in warm, flavorful spices like cardamom or allspice, or incorporating seasonal vegetables like beets or parsnips. With a little bit of creativity and a willingness to try new things, you can come up with a unique and delicious cold weather sangria that's sure to warm you up on a cold winter's night.


Spiced Cranberry Sangria

It is possible to make a non-alcoholic version of cold weather sangria that tastes similar to the alcoholic version. One way to do this is to use a non-alcoholic red wine or grape juice as the base for your sangria, and then add in your desired fruits and spices. You can also try using non-alcoholic alternatives to traditional sangria ingredients, such as apple cider or non-alcoholic mulled wine in place of red wine or brandy.

Another option is to use a flavored syrup or concentrate in place of the alcohol. For example, you can use a cinnamon syrup or a fruit concentrate to add flavor and sweetness to your sangria without the alcohol. You can also try using carbonated water or sparkling apple cider in place of the sparkling wine or champagne that is often used in traditional sangria recipes.

It's important to keep in mind that non-alcoholic sangria will not taste exactly the same as the alcoholic version, as the alcohol plays a significant role in the flavor of traditional sangria. However, with a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can create a non-alcoholic sangria that is both flavorful and enjoyable.

Alcoholic

Here are ten recipes for cold weather sangria that are perfect for warm and cozy evenings:

  • Hot Mulled Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red wine, 1/2 cup brandy, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • Spiced Cranberry Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red wine, 1 cup cranberry juice, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup honey, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with fresh cranberries and orange slices.
  • Hot Apple Cider Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle white wine, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup brandy, 1/4 cup honey, 1 sliced apple, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional apple and orange slices.
  • White Hot Chocolate Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle white wine, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup white chocolate liqueur, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with additional cocoa powder or white chocolate shavings, if desired. 
  • Mulled Red Wine Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red wine, 1 cup apple juice, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • Hot Caramel Apple Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle white wine, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup caramel-flavored liqueur, 1/4 cup honey, 1 sliced apple, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional apple and orange slices.
  • Maple Bourbon Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red wine, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup bourbon, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced apple. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional apple slices and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  • Hot Buttered Rum Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red wine, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup dark rum, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional orange slices and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  • Spiked Hot Cocoa Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red wine, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup chocolate liqueur, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined.
  • Spiced Pear Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle white wine, 1 cup pear juice, 1/2 cup brandy, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced pear. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the wine is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional pear slices and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
cold weather sangria recipes


Non-Alcoholic

    • Hot Mulled Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle of red grape juice, 1/2 cup of apple cider, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced orange. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the juice is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
    • Spiced Cranberry Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle of cranberry juice, 1 cup of orange juice, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the juice is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with fresh cranberries and orange slices.
    • Hot Apple Cider Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle of apple cider, 1/2 cup of apple juice, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 sliced apple, and 1 sliced orange. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the cider is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with additional apple and orange slices.
    • White Hot Chocolate Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle of white grape juice, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of white chocolate syrup, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the juice is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with additional cocoa powder or white chocolate shavings, if desired.
    • Mulled Red Wine Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle of red grape juice, 1 cup of apple juice, 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced orange. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the juice is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
    • Non-Alcoholic Caramel Apple Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle white grape juice, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup caramel-flavored syrup, 1/4 cup honey, 1 sliced apple, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the grape juice is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional apple and orange slices.
    • Non-Alcoholic Maple Bourbon Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red grape juice, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced apple. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the grape juice is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional apple slices and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
    • Non-Alcoholic Buttered Rum Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle red grape juice, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, and 1 sliced orange. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the grape juice is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional orange slices and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
    • Spiked Hot Cocoa Sangria (Non-Alcoholic): In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle of non-alcoholic red wine substitute, such as apple juice or cranberry juice, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup chocolate syrup, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 sliced orange. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook the sangria for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the liquid is hot. Serve the sangria in mugs, garnished with additional cocoa powder or chocolate shavings, if desired.
    • Spiced Pear Sangria: In a large saucepan, combine 1 bottle white grape juice, 1 cup pear juice, 1/2 cup non-alcoholic brandy flavored syrup, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 sliced pear. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors are well combined and the juice is hot. Serve in mugs, garnished with additional pear slices and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
    Last, but definitely not least are some tips to keep warm sangria hot:
    • Use a slow cooker or crockpot: This is a great option if you plan to serve the sangria over an extended period of time. Simply combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and set it to "low" or "keep warm" setting.
    • Use a Thermos: If you need to transport the sangria, a Thermos can be a great way to keep it hot. Simply pour the warm sangria into the Thermos and seal it tightly.
    • Use a double boiler: This is a more traditional method of keeping sangria warm. Place a large saucepan or pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Then, place a smaller pot or saucepan containing the sangria inside the larger pot. The steam from the boiling water will help to keep the sangria warm.
    • Use an electric fondue pot or hot plate: If you have one of these appliances, you can use it to keep the sangria warm. Simply pour the sangria into the pot or onto the hot plate and turn it on.
    • Serve the sangria in insulated mugs or glasses: Insulated mugs or glasses can help to keep the sangria warm longer by preventing heat loss through the sides of the container.
    Ten Warm and Cozy Sangria Recipes Perfect for Cold Weather


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