Cinnamon Red Wine Punch
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.
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:
Repurposing leftover food and drink is a great way to save money – and discover something new and delicious.
About The Recipe
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Cut cherries in half. Cut apple into small pieces.
- 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.