Just because Summer is long gone doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying sangria. Depending on the ingredients you employ, the wine-based punch can be sipped all year round. Instead of using warm-weather fruits like strawberries and peaches, this sangria is infused with Fall's most woody herb, sage. The recipe is simple, but the resulting drink is complex and earthy, perfect for sipping in front of a roaring fire. Honey adds a subtle sweetness and the sage makes this concoction an ideal pairing for any autumnal dinner. Want the easy recipe? Keep reading.

Photo: Nicole Perry
Sage Sangria

Sage Sangria


  1. 1/3 cup honey
  2. 1/3 cup boiling water
  3. 15 sage leaves, plus more for garnish
  4. 1 750-milliliter bottle of rosé
  5. Lemon twists, for garnish


  1. In a small, heatproof bowl, stir the honey into the boiling water until dissolved.
  2. Add the 15 sage leaves, and muddle them with a wooden spoon.
  3. Let the syrup cool slightly, then strain into a pitcher, pressing hard on the sage leaves.
  4. Pour in the rosé, and stir well. Serve the sangria in wineglasses over ice, garnishing each glass with a lemon twist and sage leaf.
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