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December 16, 2015
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Christmas Sangria!

Fruity & Festive…

 

In case you’ve been in search of a fruity, festive cocktail for this holiday season, you’ve got to give this one a try. Altogether, the fresh, abundant fall fruits and dark, peppery Zinfandel hits the mark with it’s taste. Not to mention, it’s dramatic presentation is unmatched and all these flavors are found right here in the Golden State. 

 

Two glasses of sangria

Friends, Family, and Fall Flavors

 

Whether you are hosting a few family and friends, or the whole neighborhood is coming over, this recipe will please them all. On this occasion, I added persimmons, pomegranates, apples, and oranges as the main fruit source. Coupled with tart raspberries and juicy limes, these flavors give this sangria a delicate twist that works well with the other bold fruits.

In order to truly allow the sangria to embrace all of the flavors, allowing the sangria to rest overnight is key. This let’s all those beautiful fruits to marry together and impart their own compliment to the wine mixture.

 

Orange, apple, pomegranate, persimmon lined up

Slices of oranges, green apple, and pomegranate seeds in pitcher

Once you’ve cut up all of your fruit, fill up your pitcher or serving dispenser. Any order works, but I layered persimmons, apples, oranges, apples, then pomegranates. 

 

Adding sugar to pitcher

Following that, add in your sugar.

 

Add in sparkling cider and liquor

Add in the liqueur and sparkling cider next.

 

Pour in California Zinfandel into fruit

Finally, top it all off with a nice California Zinfandel.

 

Stir ingredients together in pitcher

To be sure all the flavors mix together, stir and allow to rest in the fridge overnight.

 

Christmas Sangria in glass with sliced fruit in the background

Two Glasses of Christmas Sangria with Straw in Glass

Once you’re ready to serve, fill each serving glass with additional fruit, or you can use the fruit from the pitcher. Add a festive straw and sip till your heart’s content.  

 

Christmas Sangria
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Ingredients
  1. 2 oranges
  2. 2 persimmons
  3. 2 granny smith apples
  4. 2 pomegranates
  5. 2 limes
  6. 8 oz. raspberries
  7. 1/2 cup sugar
  8. 1/2 cup triple sec
  9. 2 cups sparkling cider
  10. 2 bottles red Zinfandel
Instructions
  1. Cut up all the fruit and add to the serving vessel
  2. Add in the sugar and all the liquid
  3. Stir and rest in the fridge overnight
  4. Dispense and enjoy!
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