5 Spiced Wine Recipes That Will Bring The Cozy

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Wine as we know it the ultimate elegant date-night drink. It may not b a party cocktail, but it is everyone’s go-to for a classy dinner or a late night treat. During this semi-winter month we have experienced everything from sunny breezy days to mid blowing snowstorms, and we are pretty sure it will continue, for this reason we have rounded up our favorite hot and cold wine mixes to make at home no matter the weather.

Our red and white wines of choice, to use on your spiced wine concoctions are:

  1. Napa Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon: A sophisticated and romantic wine that is rich, smooth and refined.
  2. Folie à Deux 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir: A rich, powerful and well-balanced choice, perfect for any occasion.
  3. Trinchero Napa Valley 2014 Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc: Flawless in its taste, this complex yet light and refreshing wine is a Valentine’s favorite and a bold yet ideal choice for a spiced white sangria or a hot mulled white wine mixture.

Folie a Deux PN bottle 002Ready for the spiced wine recipes that will change your life? 

Mulled White Wine by Martha Stewartshutterstock_157256102

  • 1 orange
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 3 whole star anise pods
  • 1 piece (1 inch) peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) medium-bodied white wine

An interesting spin on the typical spiced wine recipe, this white mixture with fresh ginger is a game-changer in the wine world.

Spiced Warm Wine by Betty Crocker shutterstock_63160036

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Peel of 2 oranges, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 four-inch stick cinnamon
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry red wine
  • Orange slices, if desired
  • Additional whole cloves, if desired

The classics never disappoint. Perfect for a night in on a cold day, this warm drink is a winter favorite.

Spiced Red Sangria by Food Network shutterstock_201289889

  • 1 quart water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 6 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 2 750 milliliter bottles light red wine
  • 2 quarts freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Fresh and fruity, just like we like our sangrias, this spicy wine mix is like an eclectic bowl of fruit, with vino.

Mulled Wine by Food Networkshutterstock_124408753

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish

With apple cider and cloves, this holiday-inspired drink with a sweet splash of honey is the epitome of winter booze.

Spiced White Wine Sangria by Spoon Fork Baconshutterstock_280894547

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 (750ml) bottle pinot grigio
  • 2 tangerines, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds

A unique and fresh sangria, this sweet spiced drink is ideal for a winter/spring drink – you know, for those days when it’s 50 degrees out in the middle of February.

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