As the winter bears down on us its the time of year where there’s nothing better than cozying up by the fire and relaxing. Your evenings should be full of warmth, comfort, and of course the perfect glass of wine to sip on. To help you relax even more we’ve taken the time to put together a few different wine drinks you have to try before the holidays are over.
Check out our list below!
Almost all of you are familiar with the typical sangria you make in the summer. How about a festive cousin to help you warm up? This cranberry infused sangria will leave your tastebuds watering. Don’t believe us? Use the recipe below to try it out for yourself!
We’re going to mix it up with thiss next suggestion. This mulled red wine is the definition of cozy. To start put peppercorns, fennel seeds and cinnamon in a large tea ball or wrap them in cheesecloth and secure them with kitchen string. Then, in a saucepan, combine the aromatics with the wine, bay leaves and orange zest. Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove the aromatics and orange zest strips. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Serve warm, in glasses or mugs.
This wine drink may be best for your holiday party, but regardless it’ll have your cozying up all the same. To prepare this drink add in the pears, apples, cloves, and nutmeg. Add the Damiana liqueur and stir. Add the wine and again stir, and then refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to serve, pour and stir in the champagne, then serve in an ice-filled wineglass.
Who says Apple Cider is strictly a fall trend? This Sangria will pair perfectly with your dessert as you cozy up in front of the fire. This recipe looks fairly complicated but it is actually quite simple and gives off a high class vibe. Add some cognac and bubbly wine to dress it up even more!