Holiday White Sangria Recipe
With the holiday season here, it's time to celebrate! Sangria is a punch, traditionally made with red wine and chopped fruit...and, usually, it's over the top sweet!
A little history, because I happened to do a deep dive? Sure! Sangria originated in Spain and can be traced back to 200 BC when families wanted to add a little more fruit and spice to their wine. It's fun to know the background of a drink that's become part of festivities here since it's introduction at the 1964 World Fair!
But, back on track with our recipe! This version isn't syrupy sweet and has just the right touch of spice. It also uses a white wine, rather than red. We hope it becomes one of your go to drinks for the holiday season. Serve chilled and enjoy!
Holiday White Sangria
- 2.5 tbsp Mt. Hope Farms Autumn Apple Fruit Spread
- 2 cups unfiltered apple cider
- 1 cup pure orange juice
- ¼ cup brandy
- ½ pear, thinly sliced
- ½ apple, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 bottle dry white wine (like chardonnay)
- In a large pitcher whisk together the fruit spread, apple cider, orange juice, and brandy until combined.
- Add the sliced fruit, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, and white wine.
- Stir until combined.
- Let chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
Thanks to @kaylajoycreative for the wonderful recipe and photos!