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Sugar & Spice Sangria

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Sugar and spice and everything nice…

Blended together to make this IN-CRE-DI-BLE sangria.

It’s warm, spicey, sweet and comforting, and it is the perfect drink to sip on after a long day of Black Friday shopping or to serve at any holiday get together you go to this year.

A few months ago, the wonderful peeps of Eppa Super Fruit Sangria sent me a bottle of their red sangria to taste test. I’m not going to lie here, though grateful for the opportunity, I was a totally scared to give it a try.

I mean…most of the pre-bottled Sangria recipes I’ve sipped have either tasted like straight up cough syrup, or the smell of it was so disgusting I refused to even put it close to my lips.

When I saw that Eppa’s Sangria was “crafted with a select varietal red wine made with organically grown grapes and an organic fruit blend of pomegranate, blueberry, blood orange, and acai juices” I just knew that I had to give it a try.

Notice the empty bottle…

Y’all…this stuff is da bomb!!!!!! And yes I just said “da bomb”!

The scent of this sangria alone is enough to entice your senses, but once you take a sip? You’re immediately thrust into a fabulous fruit filled overload. Eppa rocked my socks with this one, and I’m not just saying that because they sent me a bottle of it either.

I’m saying it because it is the God’s honest truth.

I’ve been holding onto this bottle of liquid platinum for a while now because I knew that I wanted to make an extra special warm and spicy cocktail that would be perfect for the Christmahanakwanzika season.

Have y’all ever had the Blackberry Sangria from Carrabba’s?

If you haven’t no worries because today’s Sassy Hour drank tastes just like it…actually it’s even better!

I had the blackberry sangria for the first time a few weeks ago, and I loved it so much I immediately scoured Google to see if I could find the recipe. I did, but I was utterly disappointed when I saw that their version included a processed blackberry syrup that is overloaded with high fructose corn syrup and who knows what else. I knew that syrup wasn’t going to fly with my version, and I also knew that Eppa’s SupraFruta Red Sangria was going to be the base to my creation.

I was originally going to try to make my own syrup to use, but in all honestly Eppa’s Sangria was so fruity and juicy I didn’t even need it.

All I did was add few small tidbits of deliciousness to give it some added punch and it transformed into that one recipe that everyone will be begging for in the years to come.

Note: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post today. The opinions expressed here are my honest thoughts, and I would never promote a product I didn’t truly enjoy.

Getting to know you… 

What’s your favorite Sangria recipe?

Have you ever had mulled wine?

Did you shop any Black Friday sales?

Sugar & Spice Sangria

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Thanksgiving

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Eppa SupraFruta Red Sangria
  • 1/4 cup Cupcake Very Berry Vodka
  • 1/4 cup Raspberry schnapps
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 lemon or orange slices
  • 1 handful fresh cranberries
  • 2 Nunaturals Stevia packets

Directions

Step 1
Add wine, liquors, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and fruit slices to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Step 2
As soon as small bubbles start to form, add the stevia packets, and stir to dissolve.
Step 3
Remove from heat and either ladle into glasses immediately to serve warm or chill then serve cold.
Step 4
Enjoy!

 

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1 Comment
  • Brandon
    October 16, 2013

    Amber.. My friend James but bought me $450 dollars worth of GOOD wine, like he got me 18 bottles of wine, prices ranging from $13 to $32 a BOTTLE!! and be got me 18 BOTTLES!!! I got to pick out each kind I wanted, and two of which, are the Eppa SupraFruta Red Sangria, I have them in the fridge now chlling, and soon as I saw the name of the wine, I IMMEDIATELY purchased two, and I *CANNOT WAIT* to try out the recipe you posted ;)I’ll finish gettin the rest of the ingredients tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it turns out. I CANNOT WAIT! I am SOO Excited, its 4:20am and I’m so thinking about cracking it open, but I’m being a good boy and waiting, but I just have to tell you! I’ll call you around lunch today, and let you know what I think 🙂 I loveee youss sooo muchhhhh 🙂