As the holiday season approaches, it's time to elevate your gatherings with a delightful and festive beverage that will have your guests singing praises. Enter our Spiced Berry Holiday Sangria—a vibrant drink that marries the rich flavors of dark red wine, apple cider, and a medley of California Giant Berry Farms' berries. Follow this simple recipe to create a drink that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also adds a touch of elegance to your festivities!
The star of the show is undoubtedly the simple syrup, infused with aromatic star anise, allspice, and cinnamon. This syrup adds a layer of complexity and warmth, making every sip a celebration in itself. The choice of California Giant berries brings a burst of freshness, and the best part is you can use a mix of your favorite berries.
To get started, follow the recipe below:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 star anise
20 ea whole allspice
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cup cabernet (or other dark red wine)
2 cup apple cider
4 cups mixed California Giant berries, fresh or frozen (a mix of any berries work well here)
In a medium sauce pot, combine all ingredients for simple syrup and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Turn off heat and let steep 1 hour.
In a large pitcher, combine wine, apple cider, and mixed berries. Let steep 1 hour.
Strain simple syrup into wine mixture and stir to combine.