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Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria

I made champagne cupcakes, you’ll see the recipe posted a little later, and had almost an entire bottle of champagne left. You cannot waste champagne, that should just be flat out illegal. I searched Pinterest and the internet for champagne sangria’s, and found some decent recipes. What better to make than a festive holiday sangria?!

I decided that I would ultimately combine my almost full bottle of champagne with a bottle of Pinot Grigio (my favorite white wine), cut up an orange, a granny smith apple, rosemary, and throw in some cranberries (for look).

I had done just that, tasted it, it was very very good. But nottttt quite good enough, so I added in 2 shots of Triple Sec. That really brought out the orange flavor, along with the freshly sliced orange. I had also realized “Holy sh*t, this is deadly, I need something non-alcoholic to diffuse it.” So, I added in roughly 2-3 cups of diet tonic water. I didn’t want anything with flavor, and I didn’t want anything non-carbonated. I was worried if I put something non-carbonated, then the texture of the drink would just be as if it were supposed to be carbonated, but someone left the cap off for a week. Nobody likes that texture in a drink- who likes flat pop?? I mean, really.

I brought this to a holiday party, and people were liking it. I suggest however, that you should double this recipe if you are making it for a large party. Myself and a few other girls were drinking it, and the pitcher ran out quickly. If you want to make this for larger holiday parties, I highly suggest doubling this. If you have left over sangria, who cares?!

Garnish with an orange slice and a sprig of Rosemary, and enjoy!!

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Below is the printable recipe! P.S The fruit is yummy to snack on once the sangria is gone

Holiday Sangria

1 large pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Champagne, I use Korbel Extra Dry
  • 1 bottle White Wine, I used Francis Coppola Pinot Grigio
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2-3 c. Diet Tonic Water, or regular works too
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, diced
  • 2 c. Cranberries
  • 2-3 sprigs Rosemary

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, dump in your fruit (orange, apple, cranberries) and your rosemary.
  • Next, pour in your champagne, wine, triple sec, and diet tonic water.
  • Let it sit for at least a few hours
  • Enjoy!
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