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warm winter sangria in a glass mug topped with fresh oranges, apples and cinnamon sticks
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Warm Winter Sangria

This red winter sangria is a festive addition to any meal. It's mixed with apple, oranges, cinnamon and brandy for a citrus-spiced flavor that will keep you warm and help you celebrate the season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, holiday, sangria, thanksgiving
Servings: 8 mugs
Calories: 172kcal


For the sangria:

  • 2 bottle semi-dry spanish red wine with fruity notes
  • 3 cups apple cider or sugar free apple juice
  • 3 honeycrisp apples cored and sliced
  • Juice from 3 oranges about 1 cup
  • 2 oranges sliced with the peel
  • 2/3 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 6-7 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

For a chai sugar rim:

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

For a cinnamon sugar rim:

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour. Do not go over or the fruit and orange rinds will start to taste bitter. When the hour is up, turn the heat to “warm” and serve with fresh fruit and cinnamon sticks.
  • To serve with the chai sugar rim, prepare two shallow bowls that will fit the size of the cups you’re using. Add fresh orange juice to one and then use the other to mix together the sugar and spices. Before adding the sangria, dip the rim of the glass in the orange juice then then the spices. Fill with the warm sangria and fresh fruit.


For cold sangria: Mix everything together in a large pitcher and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serve with a rimmed glass and top with club soda if desired.


Serving: 1mug | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.3g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 23mg | Sugar: 20.1g