Winter Sangria

Malbec Sangria

4 bottles of Malbec (Red Diamond 2017)
1 bottle of  Beguiling Black Cherry Moscato (Afternoon Delight)
1 bottle of Black Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan)
1 bottle of Cranberry Concorde Grape juice (Ocean Spray)

1 batch of strawberries
4 cinnamon sticks
*I wanted to add black cherries but they were out of season

Add all ingredients and let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.
You’ll need a 2 1/2 gallon container for the sangria.

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*You’ll note the picture has Oranges and Limes in with the sangria. I added them, but after letting it sit overnight I preferred the flavor before they were added. It is a personal opinion/taste, so feel free to add them in or try your own fruit mixture.

Christmas Morning Punch (the adult version)

2 bottles of Riesling (Chateau Ste Michelle)
2 bottles of  Moscato (Grape & Vine and Sar Bee)
4 cups of Cranberry juice *not cocktail* (Nature’s Promise Naturals)
4 cups of Orange juice (Tropicana Pure)
2 cups Pineapple juice (Dole)
1 1/2 cup Chambord
1 cup Sweet Vermouth
1 cup Vodka (American Harvest)
5 (8 fl oz) cans Ginger Ale

1 Orange, sliced into rounds
1 bag of Cranberry

Add all ingredients except for the Ginger Ale soda. Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving. Right before serving add the soda and stir. This sangria will need to be stirred throughout the night as the ingredients separate.

You’ll need a 2 1/2 gallon container for the sangria.

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This Sangria was inspired by a picture I saw on Facebook (below). Initially I planned to only make 1 gallon since we’re not heavy drinkers, however I took the picture at face-value and actually bought real cranberry juice. Which made this sangria incredibly tart! But us humans are adaptable creatures, especially when it comes to alcohol, so I transferred the mix to my larger container and raided our liquor cabinet. It turned out pretty yummy!!!

I haven’t tried this myself yet, but if you’d like a 1 gallon (lower alcohol content) batch I suggest the below recipe. If you do let me know how it turns out!

1 bottle of Riesling
4 cups of Cranberry cocktail
4 cups of Orange juice 
2 cups Pineapple juice

1 Orange, sliced into rounds
Cranberries

Fill your glass 1/3 with Ginger Ale and the rest with the sangria mixture.

Raspberry Sangria

1 bottle Raspberry Moscato (Afternoon Delight Ravenous Raspberry)
3 bottles Red Wine (Apothic Red, Winemakers Blend)
1 1/2 cup Chambord
1 cup Raspberry Rum (Bacardi)
1 12 oz frozen Apple Raspberry juice from concentrate

Once empty fill container of frozen juice with water and add to mix

16 oz of strawberries, top cut off and cut in half
6 oz of Sunshine raspberries, left whole
36 oz of raspberries juiced

*if you don’t want to add fruit you can add the below items:
1 more cup of Chambord
1/2 cup more of Raspberry Rum

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes around 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

 

Red and Green Christmas Sangria

4 bottles White Zinfandel (Electric Reindeer)
1 small bottle (12 fl oz) Grenadine
2 cups Blackberry Brandy
2 cups Sweet Vermouth
2 cups X-Rated Fusion liquor
1 bottle (64 fl oz) White Peach Grape Juice

Green Apples
Strawberries
Cranberries

 

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

 

Sake Sangria

Before making this sangria I had never drank sake. My husband and I went to Binny’s and asked their staff what was a good affordable sangria. She asked what we were using it for, and when I told her the look of horror was hilarious. Apparently using sake for sangria is sacrilegious. So be warned 😉

Half Bottle (about 1 1/2 cup) Sake
1 1/2 cup Pomegranate Wine
3 cups Plum Wine
1/2 cup Grenadine
1 cup Orange juice
1 1/3 cup Pomegranate juice (POM Wonderful)
1/2 cup Pineapple juice

Oranges
Jar of Maraschino Cherries

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

Chocolate Cherry Sangria

I always thought a Chocolate wine would be heaven, then a friend told me about Cocobon. Mmmmm. This is the perfect book club or romantic night sangria.

2 bottles of Cocobon Wine
2 1/2 cups UV Chocolate Cake Vodka (or to taste… I may have added more, I kinda lost count, lol)
4 cups Black Cherry juice
1/4 cup plus 1 shot of Chambord

Black cherries (slice in half and pit)

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.
Makes about 1 gallon of sangria