A seasonal sipper for your holiday soirees
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a festive and refreshing drink. This holiday sangria includes seasonal flavours and a playful garnish that will give your guests a reason to raise a glass at your next fete.
- 2 oranges, thinly sliced
- 1 bottle dry white wine
- ½ cup white grape juice
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish
- In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine white grape juice, ¼ cup sugar and 1 cup of wine, bringing to a gentle boil.
- Add the cranberries and cook for 30 seconds until they begin to pop. Remove the syrup from the heat.
- Strain the cranberries, reserving the wine syrup.
- In a pitcher, combine the remaining wine, blanched cranberries, orange slices and rosemary. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Meanwhile, place the remaining ¼ cup sugar in a small shallow dish. Dip the rosemary meant for the garnish into the wine syrup, then into the sugar, covering the rosemary until it has a “snow covered” effect. Set aside.
- Once the sangria has chilled in the fridge, add the remaining cooled wine syrup.
- Pour sangria and garnish with the sugared rosemary.