December 14, 2018

Catriona Smart’s Mulled Wine Sangria

Recipe: Catriona Smart

Batch-mix this signature cocktail ahead of time for easy pouring, and be sure to make extra because there’s nothing worse than running out.


  • 1 bottle red wine (preferably Spanish)
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, and cloves (if desired)
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup cognac, such as Hennessy
  • 1⁄4 cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Frozen cranberries, orange slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish


Yield: Makes 6 to 8 drinks

  1. In a medium pot, combine wine, zest, cinnamon sticks and sugar, and reduce by a little less than half.
  2. For one drink, take 3 oz. wine reduction, 1⁄2 oz. cognac, 3⁄4 oz. Cointreau, a splash of cranberry and orange juices, and shake with ice.
  3. Add cranberries to glass, strain drink over top, and garnish with orange slice and cinnamon stick. Or, add cognac and Cointreau to wine reduction, and serve warm.

Alex Lukey


House & Home December 2017