Christmas Sangria

November 28, 2014 by Jenny Melrose
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I received a wine sampling in order to create the recipe, but all opinions are my own.

I couldn’t wait any longer to share this amazing recipe for Christmas Sangria.  Over  Halloween, we spent the weekend with my husband’s family, which you might remember from our family Halloween Picture.  So fun!  While we were there my sister-in-law introduced me to the world of white wine sangrias.  For some reason I had always thought that sangria could only be made with red wine.  Boy was I mistaken!  Our Christmas Sangria combines fresh fruit of the season with Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc, which is my absolute favorite wine ever!

Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria

I love the fresh fruit in the sangria.  It not only looks so pretty, but it tastes so good at the end.  My first glass usually goes down rather quick just so I can get to the fresh fruit in the bottom of my glass.  This Christmas Sangria has cranberries, pomegranates, sprigs of rosemary, apple and orange slices, which combine to create the gorgeous colors of Christmas.  Avery and Riley were underfoot when I was making this sangria and watched in awe as I opened the pomegranate.  The trick to getting to the pomegranate seeds out is to slice all the way around the middle of the pomegranate without slicing through.  You’ll then want to turn and pull apart the two halves.  The seeds will be exposed in the halves.  On each half  spread the core out so that the seeds are exposed a bit more.  The final step is to put the pomegranate half over a bowl in your hand and smack the outside with a wooden spoon so that the seeds become dislodged and fall into the bowl.  So much easier than picking each one out and making a mess.

Christmas Sangria with Fruit

All of your fresh fruit is placed inside a large pitcher and covered with Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc.   The key to a good sangria is letting the fresh fruit soak into the white wine.  You’ll want to lightly stir everything and set the pitcher in refrigerator to steep.  I try to make this Christmas Sangria the night before, but if my fridge is full I’ll make it in the morning so that it has plenty of time to steep before it is time to enjoy.
Christmas Sangria with White Wine

Just before serving you’ll want to add in the white grape juice and cranberry lime seltzer as well as a bit more fresh fruit.

Christmas Sangria with Mirassou

I garnished our glasses with a sprig of rosemary and an orange slice.  This Christmas Sangria is one that you’re not going to want to pass on.  It is the perfect sangria that will impress your guests with it’s flavor and presentation.

Sangria for Christmas

Christmas Sangria
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Serves: 4 - 8
 
A light and crisp Christmas Sangria with fresh fruit and white wine.
Ingredients
  • 2 bottles of Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 apple sliced into chunks
  • ½ pomegranate
  • 1 - 2 oranges cut into slices
  • 6 oz cranberries
  • 2 can of 8oz cranberry lime seltzer
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • Sprigs of Rosemary {garnish}
Instructions
  1. Add the apple chunk, pomegranates, orange slices and cranberries to a pitcher.
  2. Pour 2 bottles of Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc over the fresh fruit and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4-6 hours.
  3. Just before serving add in cranberry lime seltzer and white grape juice.
  4. Garnish each glass with a sprig of Rosemary and an orange slice.

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  • Martha @ A Family Feast


    Jenny – This looks fantastic! Can’t wait to make it for the holidays!

  • Peg Flemming


    Try slicing the pompagrante In half and then put one half in a bowl of water. The fruit comes out and floats to the bottom of the bowl and the white stuff floats to the top

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