January 20, 2012

Slow Cooker Week: Winter Sangria {Naptime Entertaining}

Slow Cooker Sangria | The Naptime Chef

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I have to finish off the slow cooker challenge with something that the adults will love: slow cooker cocktails. I mean, who doesn’t love a good cocktail in the middle of winter? I know I do. I love to keep hot punches warm in the slow cooker when we entertain, mulled cider and mulled wine work particularly well. Knowing this I decided to winterize one of our favorite summer drinks and have it waiting for dinner guests on evening.

There really isn’t much of a method to this one. I simply added together a favorite sangria recipe, threw in loads of chopped fruit and set the slow cooker to low about an hour before serving time. By the time the guests arrived all I had to do was ladle it into glasses and people could sip away to their heart’s content!


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Slow-Cooker Winter Sangria


2 bottles red wine
2 cups orange herbal iced tea
1 cup brandy
½ cup simple syrup
½ cup triple sec
1 sliced lime
1 sliced lemon
1 sliced orange


Stir all of the ingredients together in a slow cooker and set to low heat. Allow to warm for one hour before serving.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This is great for winter dinner of enchiladas, tacquitos and mexican green rice!

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2 minutes prep time, 1 hour warm time

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I sent two people home with the recipe/method!

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7 Responses to “Slow Cooker Week: Winter Sangria {Naptime Entertaining}”

  1. Tracy Bermeo says:

    We have snow predicted for this weekend in NJ, and this looks awesome! Now I just need to pick my favorite recipe to enter in the contest. Loving your site.

  2. Ashleigh Dorfman says:

    As an event planner who loves to entertain at home, I love the idea of slow cooker cocktails!  Thanks for the recipe and inspiration.

  3. […] but we still like this last gasp of winter sangria, apparently suitable for naptime entertaining. Slow-Cooker Winter Sangria 2 bottles red wine 2 cups orange herbal iced tea 1 cup brandy ½ cup simple syrup ½ cup triple sec […]

  4. Kelly says:

    Can this be served over ice? Or is it meant to be served warm only