Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Christmas Sangria

Spices inward My DNA


For the sangria

  • ane
    bottle dry ruby vino*

  • i
    cranberry juice*

  • i
    pomegranate juice

  • ane/iii
    Grand Marnier*

  • iii/4
    cinnamon uncomplicated syrup*

  • 1
    honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced

  • one
    belly button orange, thinly sliced

  • i
    loving cup
    fresh cranberries

  • ane/ii
    pomegranate arils

  • crushed water ice for serving

  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

  • rosemary sprigs for garnish

For the cinnamon unproblematic syrup

  • 1
    loving cup

  • ane

  • 2
    cinnamon sticks

For the sugared cranberries

  • ane
    (12 ounce) handbag fresh cranberries

  • ane/2

  • one ane/two
    granulated sugar, divided



  1. In a big pitcher, combine the carmine vino, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, Grand Marnier, three/4 cup of the cinnamon simple syrup, apple slices, orangish slices, cranberries, together with pomegranate arils. Stir to combine. Chill inwards the refrigerator for two-four hours or until ready to serve, or serve immediately over crushed ice. Garnish alongside a cinnamon stick, a sprig of rosemary, as well as a handful of sugared cranberries!

Cinnamon uncomplicated syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring H2O, carbohydrate, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Boil for 1-two minutes to infuse the cinnamon flavor into the syrup a scrap more than. Let cool completely, so discard the cinnamon sticks.

Sugared cranberries

  1. Bring water too ½ loving cup of the carbohydrate to a boil. Once boiling, stir for xxx seconds until dissolved. Remove from rut together with stir inwards the cranberries. Stir until completely coated, and then transfer to a wire rack to dry out. Let dry out for xxx minutes, and so coil inward the remaining sugar, working in batches. Transfer dorsum to the rack, and let dry for an additional 60 minutes. Store inwards a cool, dry place.

Recipe Notes

*I used a full bodied cabernet sauvignon for this recipe, and I notice that drier, deeper wines go best for this recipe. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 cherry blend or garnacha would work cracking here too! A pinot mightiness live too low-cal, just live certain to purpose something yous dear to drink on its own!
*Be certain to role plainly cranberry juice, non cranberry juice cocktail. It will live as well sweetness if y'all purpose the cocktail!
*I swear past using Grand Marnier inwards my cocktail together with margarita recipes, only yous could totally purpose Cointreau or Triple Sec or any you take.
*This makes extra cinnamon simple syrup. I similar the remainder together with flavor that using three/4 loving cup has inward this recipe, simply if y'all like things less sweetness, showtime alongside ane/two loving cup! And if you lot like your drinks super sweetness, add more than to conform your tastes! Extra elementary syrup volition go along inward the fridge for upwardly to two weeks! Add it to cocktails, coffee, desserts, in addition to whatsoever your eye desires!
*The sugared cranberries can be made upwardly to 3 days inwards advance, in addition to the cinnamon unproblematic syrup can be made up to a calendar week or two ahead of time!

Forward facing shot of a wine glass filled with red sangria, garnished with a rosemary sprig, with another glass behind it, with crushed ice, christmas ornaments, a plaid scarf, a pitcher of sangria, and twinkle lights in the background