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Fall Sangria

There’s no doubt about it. Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons ever ever ever.

In Tenerife, we don’t really get seasons – so much so that the island is often marketed as ‘The Island of Eternal Spring’. Although whoever thinks 100°F+ in August is spring weather, I’ve no idea. I’m always eager to travel somewhere in northern Europe during fall, just so I can see the golden hues of the leaves in the trees and feel the crispness in the air.

Another one of my ultimate favorite things has got to be sangria. Whenever I don’t know what to drink, I normally opt for sangria. Yeah, it makes me look like a complete tourist, but I don’t care. I’ve rarely experienced a bad glass of Sangria – even the stuff that comes out of a carton here is good!

So what better way to celebrate my favorite season by serving my favorite drink? I swapped the traditional fruit salad mix of fruits for typical fall fruits and added a touch warm spice to make it the ideal drink to snuggle up with on a chilly night.

Fall Sangria

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 standard sangria jug (around 6 glasses)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups red wine
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry liqueur
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 1/2 orange, chopped into segments
  • 1/2 apple, chopped into segments

Recipe

  1. Pour the red wine into a sangria jug and stir in the mixed spice and powdered sugar until dissolved.
  2. Add the Cointreau, cranberry liqueur, lemonade and fruit.
  3. Stir well and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour for the flavors to develop.
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25 thoughts on “Fall Sangria

  1. I also have never met a sangria I didn’t like but this looks even extra yummy:) I am pinning as I speak and making my shopping list to try this asap:) Happy Friday starts early (as soon as I return from shopping for ingredients, lol)

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  2. Hi! What a great recipe, looks so tasty! I have printed the recipe and will definitely being trying this. It’s my birthday this month so it can be my treat :)

    1. Hi Lisa,
      That’s not a stupid question at all! :)
      I think mixed spice is available widely throughout Europe but it’s not as common in the US :)
      Mixed spice is very similar to pumpkin spice and is a blend of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, coriander and ginger.
      Here’s a recipe if you want to make your own: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/181605/mixed-spice

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