Big Batch Holiday Cocktails - Warm Spiced Sangria

warm spiced sangria

Nothing warms you up on a cold day quite like...alcohol. If you're planning a holiday party for your friends and family this winter season then you've got to check out this great big batch cocktail recipe. Get out your measuring cup and invite the gang over because there will most definitely be enough to go around! 

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Warm Spiced Sangria

8 black peppercorns 

6 whole allspice

6 whole cloves

2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks

3 (3- x 1-inch) orange rind strips 

3 cups orange juice 

1 1/2 cups apple cider 

3/4 cup sugar 

2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine 

1/2 cup brandy

1 orange, sliced 

2 small Granny Smith apples, sliced 


Place peppercorns, allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange rind strips on a 5-inch square of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth, and tie securely with kitchen string. Combine orange juice, apple cider, sugar, and spice bag in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 hours. Stir in wine, brandy, orange slices, and apple slices. Cover and cook on LOW 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Discard spice bag before serving.