Hosting a Valentine's Day soiree? This fresh and lightly spiced sangria recipe is sure to get your guests in a festive mood. The punch can sit over night to let the flavors really meld together.


  • 2 bottles VOGA Italia Merlot
  • 3-4 fresh figs, sliced (or 1 cup dried figs)
  • 1-2 fresh gala apples, sliced
  • 1 cup of cherries
  • 2-3 oranges, sliced (not peeled)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 cups sparkling apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ 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.

Step 4

Stir gently and serve over ice.