This cocktail is a cross between a sangria and a spiced wine.  Sweet with a hint of spice.


  • 3-4 Fresh figs, sliced (or 1 cup dried figs)
  • 1-2 Fresh gala apples, sliced
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 2 Bottles VOGA Italia Merlot
  • 3 Cup Sparkling apple cider
  • 1 Cup Orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup Brandy
  • 1/2 Cup Dark spiced rum
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 5 Whole cloves


Step 1:

Slice apples and insert whole cloves directly into the fruit.

Step 2:

Combine all fruit slices in a glass pitcher and slowly pour in brandy and wine. Cover and chill from 2-24 hours (the longer, the better!).

Step 3:

Before serving, add sparkling cider and orange juice. Stir gently and serve over ice.