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.

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.

Cinnamon red wine punch: A spicy twist on sangria.

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.

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.