This cinnamon red wine punch is akin to red sangria and makes a delicious and inexpensive party cocktail.
Cinnamon red wine punch: An easy, flavorful, and spicy winter drink.

I’d choose white wine over red wine 10 times out of 10.

But if I had to choose between white wine and this red wine punch… I’d have to think about it.

This punch is sweet, spiced, and fruity. It’s equally good on a hot summer evening as it is served at a Christmas gathering.

Cinnamon red wine punch: A spicy twist on sangria.

About The Recipe: Cinnamon Red Wine Punch

This recipe is a fresh and flavorful spin on sangria. Here are the details:

Pomegranate juice and cinnamon simple syrup are added.

Fresh fruit is soaked in the red wine punch. The fruit absorbs some of the alcohol (yum) and also adds some fruitiness to the drink.

The punch is made in advance, a la sangria, so it’s the perfect make-ahead drink for a party.

What To Do With Leftover Red Wine

Despite my distaste for red wine, there is always a mysterious bottle in my cabinet.  When I’m feeling creative, I make something out of these forgotten bottles, like this red wine punch or one of these recipes:

You can also freeze red wine in an ice cube tray, and use individual portions in recipes as you need them.

Repurposing leftover food and drink is a great way to save money – and discover something new and delicious.

Add Some Delicious Appetizers And Make It A Party

Need food ideas? This punch is the perfect accompaniment to a charcuterie board or dessert platter. If you don’t have a lot of time to make food for a party, check out these 30-second appetizer ideas.

Cinnamon red wine punch: A spicy twist on sangria.

Cinnamon Red Wine Punch

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

For best results, prepare this punch at least 4 hours before serving.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 2 apples, cored
  • 2 bottles dry red wine
  • 1.5 cups (12 ounces) pomegranate juice


  1. Make the cinnamon simple syrup: Bring water and sugar to a simmer over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until sugar dissolves - just a minute or two. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Cut cherries in half. Cut apple into small pieces.
  3. Pour wine into a large pitcher. Add pomegranate juice, chopped fruit, and cinnamon simple syrup. Refrigerate and allow to sit for several hours before serving.

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