Spiced Sangria Recipe

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Spiced Sangria Recipe
Spiced Sangria Recipe

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A Spanish themed birthday party cannot happen with lots of sangria. I’ve made this spice-infused sangria before and it was such a hit! Since the tapas and paella have subtle flavors of spices and herbs, it marries well paella!

Spiced Sangria Recipe
Spiced Sangria Recipe
4 Servings

Spiced Sangria Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tar anise pods
  • ½ tsp whole black peppercorn
  • ½ tsp whole cloves
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-inch ginger, sliced
  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • ½ cup light rum
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • ½ cup lemon-lime soda
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 apples, cubed
  • 1 pear, cubed
  • ice cube


In a saucepan, stir in the water, sugar, spices, and ginger over high heat. Simmer and bring down to medium-heat and stir until sugar dissolved and reduced by one-third. Set aside and let the simple syrup cool.

In a pitcher, stir in the orange juice, alcohol, fruit, and simple syrup and place in refrigerator overnight. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and serve over ice.

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