Sangria, though it's traditional for summer, is a perfect winter drink. Hear us out: It’s incredibly versatile, so you can make it with almost any fruit you have handy—including cold weather produce like pomegranates, apples and citrus. Plus, just like mulled wine, sangria is fantastic with classic winter spices like cinnamon, cloves and allspice. In fact, those spices not only winterize the drink, they also improve on it. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Try it yourself with these delicious winter sangria recipes.
1. Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples (above)
This strong but not overly sweet sangria is nicely spiced with cinnamon, anise and cloves and it has just enough crushed red pepper to give it a tiny kick.
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2. Sangria Cosecha
Combining Cava with figgy, nutty East India sherry and a touch of cinnamon syrup, this robust sangria is a terrific cold-weather cocktail.