Sangria with Mulled Spices

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise 

1 teaspoon juniper berries 

1/4 teaspoon whole cloves 

One 750-mililiter bottle dry red wine, such as Tempranillo or Rioja 

1/2 cup pomegranate juice 

1/2 cup Spanish sherry, such as Fino 

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 

1 orange, sliced into rounds

1 lemon, sliced into rounds

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds 

Directions

Special equipment:
a small square of cheesecloth; a piece of butcher's twine
  1. Make a sachet by putting the cinnamon sticks, star anise, juniper berries and cloves in the square of cheesecloth and tying it closed with butcher's twine.
  2. Combine the wine, pomegranate juice, sherry and brown sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and cook gently, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a heatproof pitcher. Drop in the sachet and let it steep in the sangria steep for 10 minutes. Remove the sachet and discard.
  3. To serve warm: Divide the orange and lemon slices among large mugs or heatproof glasses. Fill the glasses with warm sangria.
  4. To serve cold: Put the sangria over an ice bath, stirring until cchilled, or refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Pour the sangria into a large pitcher or punch bowl and stir in the orange and lemon slices. Serve in goblets over ice.

Fudge Factor

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.