Wednesday, December 20, 2017

It's a White (Sangria) Christmas - Cocktail Recipe




WELCOME!  If you are looking for an easy & festive holiday cocktail recipe, you have come to the right place.  Today I am sharing a delicious white sangria Christmas cocktail...just in time for the holidays.  Grab your pen and paper and add these ingredients to your grocery shopping list as I'm certain you will love this cocktail and so will your family & friends!

Come on in...let's make a cocktail together!





Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

WINE GLASSES || WOOD CHARGER *also used as a serving tray

I have always loved sangria (both red and white) so when deciding what type of cocktail to whip up for you all, sangria was an easy decision.  Not only does it taste great but it is super easy to make and it looks beautiful when served as well!

So here's what you'll need...

WHITE CHRISTMAS SANGRIA
serves 4 - double or triple the recipe if serving more
  • 1 bottle of Pinto Grigio 
  • 1/2 cup of white grape juice
  • 8-12 ounces of club soda 
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 red apple (Gala, Braeburn, Fuji, etc. will do)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup of sugar (1/8 if you prefer less sweetness)
  • fresh cranberries
  • fresh rosemary 
Let's put it all together...wash your cranberries (you can use as many as you'd like) and chop your apples into small cubes (not too small).  Put your fruit into a large pitcher and then add the sugar, club soda, white grape juice, and Pinot Grigio.  Stir the mixture well.  Add a couple of sprigs of rosemary into the mixture, stir again, and then refrigerate.  I recommend making this sangria ahead of time letting all of the flavors meld together for at least 6 hours.  You can also make it the night before.

When you are ready to serve your sangria, you can add a beautiful rosemary sprig to dress it up a bit.  To achieve a snowed on look all you have to do is lightly wet the sprigs of rosemary, shake off the access water, and then dip the dampened sprigs into raw sugar.  It looks beautiful and it tastes great too.  I found that the sprigs of rosemary got in the way a little bit when drinking the sangria but all you need to do is tuck it down into your glass.

Tip:  if you prefer sangria that is a little less sweet, you can always cut out the added sugar or even add a bit more Pinot Grigio.

Again it is super simple and so yummy...a definite crowd pleaser!  If you decide to make this for the holidays, I'd love to know what you think!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you have a great day!

p.s don't forget to check out my sweet & savory roasted grape holiday appetizer HERE!

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