Classic Cocktails & Drinks With A Funky Twist

Cinnamon Sangria

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Posted: 11/30/17

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This Cinnamon Sangria is so simple to make, it will become your new favorite holiday drink!  Put your Fireball away, this sangria is made with red wine, brandy, and cinnamon sticks.  Like a classic sangria recipe with a twist and absolutely tasty. If you are looking for more great holiday drinks, make sure to check out this eggnog martini and this cranberry pomegranate champagne cocktail.

This sangria takes a little bit of patience but it is definitely worth the wait.  It is a great drink for a holiday party because the deep rich taste of the red wine, the brandy and the aroma and taste of the cinnamon are like a grown up Christmas dream come true.  It is a great and festive holiday cocktail.  This cocktail would be great with dinner but would be perfect for sipping as dessert afterwards.

HOW DO YOU MAKE CINNAMON SANGRIA?

Pour the brandy in a mason jar or sealable container and add the cinnamon stick.  Shake it a little and then let it rest for 12 hours, shaking once during the soaking time.  Combine it with red wine and serve at room temperature.

WHAT IS THE BEST RED WINE FOR SANGRIA?

These types of sangrias don’t require an expensive or fancy wine.  You can use a less expensive red blend.  Or you can go with something like a Pinot Noir or a Cabernet.

WHAT DO YOU PUT IN SANGRIA?

Most sangrias have fruit in them and some type of alcohol, traditionally a brandy, and then fruit that is soaked.  This is a different spin on sangria and doesn’t have fruit in it.

This sangria recipe would be perfect for a holiday!  It is rich, smooth, delicious, and with the hint of cinnamon.  Your party guests will love this and beg for the recipe.

It would look beautiful served in this decanter and in these glasses.

LOOKING FOR MORE HOLIDAY DRINKS?

You will for sure want to make this St. Germain Cocktail – it’s pretty and totally festive. Add this Cranberry Moscow Mule to your list!  It’s the perfect holiday twist on your favorite.  And you’ll also want to make this Slow Cooker Mulled Wine!  It would be a delicious addition to any holiday party.

Only a few ingredients for this Cinnamon Sangria!
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Cinnamon Sangria

Serves: 6 drinks
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Prep: 10 minutes
This Cinnamon Sangria is so simple to make, it will become your new favorite holiday drink!  Put your Fireball away, this sangria is made with red wine, brandy, and cinnamon sticks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brandy
  • 2 cinnamon stickss
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • orange slices optional

Instructions

  • Note: You need to start this recipe two days before you want to serve it . . . but it's worth it!
  • Combine two sticks of cinnamon with a cup of brandy and let it sit for two days, shake a few times.
  • To make the simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, bringing to a slight boil, stirring constantly until the sugar is fully dissolved. Allow to cool completely.
  • Combine the simple syrup, cinnamon infused brand, and wine together and serve with orange slices.
Only a few ingredients for this Cinnamon Sangria!

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This Cinnamon Sangria is so simple to make, it will become your new favorite holiday drink!  Put your Fireball away, this sangria is made with red wine, brandy, and cinnamon sticks.

This recipe originally appeared on Wine & Glue.

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Lisa Longley has been creating great recipes for more than a decade. While it is too hard for her to pick her favorite cocktail, she is known to love our dirty martini.

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  1. Nicole says

    I love this for the holidays! That menage e trois wine is one of my faves!

    • Lisa Longley says

      One of mine too Nicole!

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