Winter Spice Sangria

Photo: Camille Llosa

You don’t have to give up your favourite warm weather sipper just because the temperatures have taken a tumble. Thanks to its versatility, Sangria is one cocktail that can make the transition between the seasons. The key for bringing this summer cocktail into the chill of winter is to highlight the flavours of the season. Here we showed off the bounty of early winter by using a variety of apples plus a generous helping of apple liqueur as well as seasonal spices.


1 – 750 ml bottle of Ontario Gammay Noir

250 ml of Boulard Pommeau de Normandie

250 ml of apple cider

4 cinnamon sticks

4 whole star anise

4 mandarins, sliced

2 apples, cored and sliced

1 cup of fresh cranberries – frozen


Place cranberries on a flat surface and freeze for at least an hour.

Combine all remaining ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Let the flavours marry for at least 30 minutes.

Serve over ice, garnishing with frozen cranberries.

Camille Llosa
Camille Llosa is a freelance writer and editor who is food-obsessed. She holds a degree in Print Journalism from Sheridan College and her work focuses on finding the connections between our everyday common experiences and how they can impact our life, wellbeing, perception, and purpose.

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