Winter Sangria with Rosemary and Ginger

Winter Sangria with Rosemary and Ginger


February 9, 2014

  • Makes: Serves 2-8.


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

3-4 slices fresh ginger

1 L Five Alive

1 bottle red wine

a sprig or two of fresh rosemary

a few slices of orange and/or apple

a few whole star anise or cinnamon sticks


1In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water and ginger to a simmer; remove from heat and set aside to cool. Pour through a sieve into a jar and store in the fridge.

2To make sangria, pour the Five Alive and red wine into a large pitcher. Add a few sprigs of rosemary, some orange and/or apple slices, a few whole star anise if you have them, and a pour of ginger syrup - a couple tablespoons to start, then more to taste. Stir and let sit for an hour before serving.


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