Among all the hustle and bustle of December we have to take a moment and celebrate National Sangria Day.  Sangria is a fun and festive beverage that began in Spain.  During the 1964 Worlds Fair in New York, Spain introduced Sangria to the visitors and everyone loved it! So began the Sangria craze. Today we celebrate the wonderful beverage.

My girlfriend Teri makes a killer Sangria. We had it a few Christmas Eve’s ago, but she wouldn’t share her recipe with me for today.  I created my own recipe for White Sangria. The only thing I would change, well two things. First I would only add 1/2  the bottle of hard cider and second I would cut up the cranberries in half. The tart cranberries with the sweetness of the Sangria made the cranberries edible.

What you will need is a nice pitcher, something I didn’t have.  Ingredients is listed in order.

White Sangria made Aime Sweet Moscato
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Holiday White Sangria with Aime Sweet Moscato

Nice simple White Sangria for the holidays

Ingredients

  • 1 Apple chopped
  • 1 clementine peeled
  • 1/2 cup cranberries halved
  • 1/2 bottle hard cider
  • 1 bottle Aime Sweet Moscato

Instructions

  1. Add all to pitcher and enjoy.

 

I will be making a Red Sangria tonight with Aime Red Blend.  Look for the pictures on Facebook and Twitter.  Here is the recipe.

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Holiday Red Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Aime Red Table Wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 clementine peeled
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup grapes halved

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to pitcher and enjoy.