Festive Winter Sangria Recipes Worth Adding To Your Christmas Cocktails Menu
December 20 marks National Sangria Day, and what better way to celebrate than during the holidays! A holiday party filled with Christmas cocktails is the perfect time to commemorate this Spanish drink crafted with wine and fresh fruit. After all, consuming fruit versus all the sweet cakes, cookies and pies over the festive season is healthier. And you can easily prepare a batch for a group of any size. Sangria dresses up less than stellar wines making this a classic staple for any stylish soiree. It also doubles as a colorful centerpiece for your gathering.
Even though this mixture is honored during the colder months, the combination of herbs, spices and liquor gives sangria a place in cocktail rotation year-round. When preparing, consider adding flavors that will compliment your menu. Recipes can be easily customized to feature your favorite ingredients. As long as fruit and liquor are involved, anyone can whip up a signature drink. If looking for ideas, we have listed two delicious sangria recipes to add to your Christmas cocktails menu that will bring a little sparkle to your joyful celebration.
- 5 oz. Sandeman Porto Founder’s Reserve
- 1 oz. of homemade sour mix (equal parts fresh lime juice and simple syrup)
- 5 oz. of orange juice
- 5 oz. of grenadine
Fill a tulip glass with ice. Add Sandeman Founder’s Reserve along with other ingredients. Stir well with a bar spoon and garnish with an orange wedge.
Ramazzotti + Lambrusco Sangria
- 2¼ cups Ramazzotti Amaro
- 3 cups blood-orange juice
- 5 oz. simple syrup
- ½ cubed honeydew melon
- 1 750-ml. bottle Lambrusco
Mix Ramazzotti Amaro, blood orange juice and simple syrup. Let sit for at least 4 hours. To serve, add Lambrusco and pour into wine glasses over ice. Garnish with skewered honeydew pieces and a blood orange slice.
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