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Spiced Berry Holiday Sangria


Perfect for the holiday season, our spiced berry sangria melds warm spices, red wine and fresh California Giant Berry Farms berries for an unforgettably delicious cocktail. Whether served at a holiday cocktail party or made stove-top to warm-up a fall or winter night, this fruity, spiced beverage is sure to be a favorite. 


Entertaining for the holidays? Our winter berry sangria comes together quickly, requires minimal prep work, is simple to double (or triple) and fills the air with the aroma of comforting cinnamon and allspice. 

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To get started, follow the recipe below:


Simple syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 star anise

  • 20 ea whole allspice

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Remaining ingredients:
  • 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.

  • Serve chilled!


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