Sangria is an energetic cocktail with the perfect combination of fresh fruit and intense red wine flavors, so many people think this drink is only suitable for summer. However, they had to change their mind when enjoying the Winter Sangria Cocktail. Let’s warm up with Le Vista by enjoying a Sangria cocktail for the cold winter!
Ingredients for Winter Sangria Cocktail
To make the Winter Sangria Cocktail, prepare the following ingredients:
- 1.5 cups of apple cider, can be replaced with pure apple juice
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 2 additional cinnamon sticks for garnish, can be replaced with mint leaves as you like
- 5 cloves leaves
- 1 star anise
- 1/4 cup of brandy
- Lemon peel cut into strips
- 1 green apple
- 1/4 cup of honey
Details of how to make Winter Sangria Cocktail
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
First, wash your apples thoroughly with salted water, then remove the stem and seeds and cut them into slices. Next, marinade cinnamon, clove leaves, anise with apple cider and lemon zest in a large pot to boil the apple cider on the stove at a medium temperature for 20-30 minutes, bring it to a boil, then turn off the stove.
Note in this step that you absolutely do not put on high heat or cook for too long on the stove for the wine to boil because this will lose the characteristic flavor of the cider. During the boiling time, you can arrange green apple slices in the glass to make the Sangria cocktail look more eye-catching.
Step 2: Make Winter Sangria Cocktail
After the cider has finished boiling, let the mixture cool down so that there is no residue. Then you add the brandy and honey to the above mixture, then use a wooden spoon to stir well to combine.
You should pay attention that the wooden spoon must be very clean so that the mixture is completely free from residue or else it may spoil the characteristic smell. When enjoying, put red wine together with the mixture into a glass with sliced apples. You can put cinnamon sticks or a few mint leaves on the glass to garnish the cocktail to look attractive.
The special thing about the winter Sangria cocktail is that it is not used with ice and also, the cooking process has partially removed the alcohol content. So this cocktail is quite easy to drink and is extremely suitable for warm Christmas meals.
You have finished the winter Sangria cocktail made from red wine. Now is the time to enjoy your drinks
Choose red wine to make Winter Sangria Cocktail
Referring to the world of red wine, one must immediately remember the modern Australian wine region with the typical Shiraz grape variety. Among them is the Australian red wine Le Vista – an explosive combination of tradition and modern trends made entirely of Shiraz grapes with a special formula.
As soon as the bottle is opened and smelled through the wine, you will feel the aroma of ripe blueberries with a faint scent of black olive and more especially a gentle blend of oak aromas.
The first sip of Le Vista wine is when the richness of blueberries blended in black olives is even more evident. In addition, the taste is moderately passionate and the tannins are smooth in the palate along with a long deep aftertaste with a mild spicy finish in the throat that makes the audience passionate.
In addition, Le Vista wine possesses moderate strength, so it has made a deep impression on anyone who has tasted it. Not only the quality of the wine, Le Vista also makes the drinker visually satisfied with a bold red color right at first sight.
The above article has shared with you the Sangria cocktail recipe for winter as well as the right red wine to create a delicious cocktail. Le Vista believes that this recipe will bring you warm Christmas parties as well as satisfy your taste buds. Don’t hesitate to make this Sangria cocktail right away!