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Sugar & Spice Sangria

Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

Does anyone else immediately get into the Christmas spirit as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over? I know this year has been weird - in so many ways - but I had to force myself to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start playing Christmas music. If there is one thing I don't want to miss this year, it is holiday cheer.

I've also been watching the best tv shows lately. I'm loving all of these mini series, but also, I really don't want them to end. My most recent indulgence? The Undoing on HBO. The last episode comes out today, and I wanted to create a holiday cocktail that was on theme with this murder mystery mini series.

This Sugar & Spice Sangria is perfect for the holidays and for this series.

It is sweetened with a honey simple syrup that is lightly spiced with mulling spices and enhanced by cranberries.

I choose a bold but jammy wine - 7 Deadly Zins - which I used to drink all of the time. It is a crowd pleaser and is very on brand for our murder mystery theme. I found the key is to top off the sangria with a dry hard cider. It gave it a pop of flavor I didn't realize I was missing until I added it. Garnished with cranberries, diced apples, and blood oranges, this sangria is divine!

Join me at 4:30pm PST (11/29) for an Instagram Live where I'll be chatting all things The Undoing with my friend Olivia.


🏷 Time: 20min

🏷 Servings: 6



Cranberry Spice Syrup

  • 1/2c Honey

  • 1/2c Water

  • 1tsp Mulling Spices

  • 1/2c Fresh Cranberries

  • 1TBSP Brown Sugar

Peach Cocktail

  • 1 bottle of bold red wine

  • 1/4c Cranberry Spice Syrup (more if you like it sweeter)

  • 12oz dry hard cider

  • 1/2c Apple, diced

  • 1 Blood Orange, sliced

  • 1/2c Fresh Cranberries

  • Ice Cubes


Cranberry Spice Syrup

  • Place honey, water, fresh cranberries, and brown sugar in a heavy bottom sauce pan

  • On medium high heat, stir ingredients together and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally

  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and stir occasionally for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until cranberries start to burst and the liquid starts to turn red

  • Turn off heat and let steep and cool for another 15 minutes

  • Strain mixture using a fine mesh strainer

  • Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month

  • Use in cocktails, over pancakes, in tea, or on anything - it's so good!

Sugar & Spice Sangria

  • In a large pitcher add one bottle of red wine, cranberry spice syrup, and ice. Stir

  • Add diced apples, sliced blood oranges, and fresh cranberries. Stir and top with hard cider



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