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You can never have too much wine on hand when the holidays roll around. But if you think you grabbed one bottle of Malbec too many, consider utilizing it in a Mexican-inspired Winter Sangria. This recipe, courtesy of Leanna Favre of Brooklyn’s Leyenda, combines the easy- drinking wine with white sesame-infused brandy. With Grand Marnier and a macerated chili distillate rounding out the base, the concoction takes on a compelling warmth, departing from traditional sangria’s abundantly fruity flavor profile.
House-made guajillo cinnamon syrup gives a robust peppery sweetness and added notes of baking spices to the mixture. And lemon and orange juices, both of which are in peak season in the winter months, add some much-needed brightness.
This recipe is part of our 2023 Holiday Cocktail Countdown. Click here to see all of the festive recipes as they publish throughout December.
*White Sesame-Infused Lustau Solera Reserva Spanish Brandy Ingredients
- 25 ounces Lustau Solera Reserva Spanish Brandy
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
*White Sesame-Infused Lustau Solera Reserva Spanish Brandy Directions
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 10 seconds.
- Fine strain through a nut milk bag and store in a sealed container.