Winter White Sangria

Winter White Sangria

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon, cut into long strips
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 3 green cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 slice ginger
  • 1 bottle dry riesling or viognier
  • 3/4 cup Muscat de Rivesaltes, or Finnriver Spirited Apple Wine
  • 1 Bartlett pear, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1 tangerine, sliced thin


Bring water, honey, lemon zest and juice, star anise, cardamom pods, ginger and cloves to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

To serve warm: Add both wines and pear and tangerine slices to the spice mixture. Continue to heat until just warm. To serve cold: Cool spice mixture to room temperature and mix with wines and fruit; serve over ice.