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Summer Sipping – Spiced Cranberry Cherry Sangria with St. Germain

The weather is hot. Time to cool off with some delicious Sangria!

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Sangria is easy to make, but not all Sangria is created equal. There are many variations available on the web. Here are a few tips to make your Sangria great!

Start with a wine varietal that you love. The wine you use as your base can be inexpensive, but don’t use a wine you wouldn’t drink a glass of. It’s ok to use wine that has been open for a few days, but avoid flawed wines that are corked (smells like wet cardboard) oxidized (smells like Sherry) or wines that have turned to vinegar. If it does not smell “right”, toss it. Your nose knows!

Spiced Cranberry Cherry Sangria with St. Germain

1 bottle Pinot Noir or Grenache
2 cups Ocean Spray Cranberry-Cherry juice
¼ cup thawed frozen orange juice – (leave concentrated)
3 shots St Germaine (Elderflower liqueur)
¼ c spiced simple syrup (See recipe below)
1 cup club soda
1 orange, sliced and cut into quarters (2 if you would like to garnish with an Orange slice)
1 lime, sliced and cut into quarters
Fresh Cherries with stems for garnish


Pour your wine into a Sangria Pitcher or bowl – I like to use my 8 cup measuring bowl. Add Cranberry Cherry juice.

TIP: When adding fruit juice to the wine, add half the recipe calls for and taste. Juices can be very sweet and too much will take your Sangria from zesty to cloying. A cup or two of most fruit juices can go a long way.

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Add club soda, St. Germain, orange juice concentrate (thawed) and strained spiced simple syrup

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Slice Lime and Lemon into wedges and add to Sangria

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Taste, taste, taste!

TIP: If you would like it sweeter, add an additional ¼ cup spiced simple syrup. If you would like it a bit more tart, add 1/4c lemon or lime juice. If you would like it slightly less concentrated, add ½c club soda.

Spiced Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cinnamon sticks
Tbs Anise seed
Tbs whole cloves


Add 1cup sugar and 2 cups water to a small sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla extract, 2 cinnamon sticks, anise seed, whole cloves. Cook combined ingredients over medium heat for 10 min. Strain, cool before adding it to the Sangria.

TIP: Spiced simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for future use.

I hope you enjoy my favorite Sangria recipe!

Until next time,

The Mod Somm

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