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We Make It Happen With Easy Holiday Sangria

December 16th, 2015

So who doesn’t love a nice, cool sangria? For some, this fun and fruity concoction might be a summer fling but we like to think otherwise. Sangria can get us into the right festive mood for the holidays, especially since it’s really easy to whip up. You can even play around with the ingredients to your taste buds’ liking. In our case, we love this easy holiday sangria recipe that doesn’t just taste amazing, but packed with health benefits, too. Try it out this Christmas and let us know what you think!

Ingredients

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For your fruits:

  1. 2 pears, chopped into reasonable-sized chunks
  2. 1 cup satsuma orange sections or 1 pomegranate, unseeded
  3. 1 red apple, chopped (we suggest Fuji, but if you want it sweeter then try Gala apples)
  4. 1 green apple, chopped
  5. 1 cup of cranberries

The rest:

  1. 1/2 cup apple brandy or apple vodka (but if you want to play up the satsuma orange flavor instead, use 1/3 cup orange flavor liqueur instead)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 2 cups ginger ale
  4. 1 1/2 bottles of red wine (we recommend Cabernet)
  5. 1 small chunk of ginger, about an inch or so thick and thinly sliced

Directions:

1. Wash all your fresh fruits properly before chopping or slicing. Soak the apples in the apple vodka or brandy (or the satsuma orange sections or pomegranate in orange flavor liqueur) for up to a few hours to soak up the flavor.

2. Put the apples, pears, satsuma orange sections (or pomegranate), and cranberries in a pitcher or bowl. Add your red wine and stir to combine. Then add the ginger, ginger ale and cinnamon. Stir thoroughly to let all the flavors blend with each other. You can also add a small teaspoon of sugar if you want it to taste really sweet.

3. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for about 2 to 3 hours.

 


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