Spiced Sangria


1/2 cup sweet white wine

2.5 oz sour apple pucker

2.5 oz cinnamon whiskey

2 oz honey crisp apple juice

ginger beer

ginger lime sparkling water - preferred ICE (for granita)




cocktail shaker


double-ended measuring cup



  1. Shake the wine, liqueur, whiskey and juice without ice and transfer to a carafe.

  2. Let chill for 1 hour, if possible.

  3. Add ice cubes to a wine glass.

  4. Stir the mixture while still in the shaker.

  5. Pour mixture over ice cubes and top off with ginger beer to taste.

  6. Garnish with diced apples.

note: the more ginger beer you put, the more intense the ginger taste.


  1. Combine all ingredients.

  2. Pour into 8x6 inch plastic tupperware dish.

  3. Freeze for 1 hour.

  4. Take the tupperware out of the freezer. The mixture should have begun to freeze.

  5. Scrape the mixture with a fork and return to the freezer. Repeat this process every 30 minutes for a total of 4 hours or until the mixture is completely frozen.

  6. Once mixture is frozen through, it will have a flaky consistency.

  7. Scrape with a fork and serve.

Mixed in the lab:

Similar to the taste of a Moscow Mule. This wonderfully warm and seasonal sangria delights the palate and can be served over ice or as a granita. The soothing smell of apple seduces the olfactory senses while the sensations of cinnamon and ginger is likened to having your taste buds dancing in your mouth.

photo credit -Owie

"Where there is no wine there is no love."

Euripides. Greek Playwright. 480–406 BC

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