Aqua di Vida Spiced Sangria

This citrusy red wine sangria is spiced with star anise and cloves. Slideshow: More Delicious Sangria Recipes 

Total Time:
15 mins


  • One 750-milliliter bottle dry red wine, preferably Tannat

  • 1 cup brandy

  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice

  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 orange, thinly sliced crosswise

  • 1 Pink Lady apple, thinly sliced crosswise

  • 6 whole cloves

  • 2 star anise pods

  • 1 1/2 cups dry sparkling wine, such as cava

  • Ice, for serving


  1. In a large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients except the sparkling wine and ice. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 hour. Add the sparkling wine and serve over ice.

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