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Day 5 of Our 12 Days of Cocktails: White Christmas Sangria

Updated: Feb 22

The holiday season is all about celebrating with family and friends, and what better way to do that than with a delightful cocktail in hand? As we continue our 12 Days of Cocktails series, we invite you to try our White Christmas Sangria—a festive concoction that's perfect for spreading holiday cheer.


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This White Christmas Sangria, featuring Sip & Share Manifest Chardonnay, embodies the holiday spirit, and it's the perfect drink to share with loved ones during this special time of year. Cheers to a wonderful holiday season filled with warmth, joy, and memorable moments shared with loved ones!


Serving and Customization Tips for your White Christmas Sangria


  • Garnish Creatively: Elevate the presentation of your White Christmas Sangria by getting creative with garnishes. Try adding a sprig of rosemary, a slice of orange, or even edible flowers to give your cocktails a unique and festive touch.

  • Adjust Sweetness: If you prefer your sangria on the sweeter side, you can add a bit more simple syrup to taste. Remember that the sweetness level can vary depending on the type of white wine you use, so feel free to customize it to your liking.

  • Make it Alcohol-Free: To accommodate non-drinkers and guests of all ages, you can easily create a non-alcoholic version of this White Christmas Sangria. Substitute the white wine with white grape juice or a non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and skip the triple sec. The result will be a refreshing and fruity mocktail that everyone can enjoy.

  • Chill Glasses: For an extra frosty experience, chill your glasses in the freezer for a short time before serving. This will keep your sangria cold and refreshing as you enjoy it.

  • Batch Ahead: If you're hosting a holiday gathering, you can prepare a large batch of White Christmas Sangria ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. Just add ice and sparkling water when it's time to serve, and you'll have a hassle-free cocktail option for your guests.

  • Pair with Festive Appetizers: Complement the flavors of your sangria by pairing it with festive appetizers such as cheese platters, holiday bruschetta, or spiced nuts. The combination of sweet and savory will delight your taste buds.

Remember that the beauty of sangria lies in its versatility, so feel free to experiment with ingredients and presentation to make this White Christmas Sangria your own. Whether you're celebrating with family or hosting a holiday party, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


Cheers to cherishing the moments, celebrating diversity, and spreading holiday joy with each sip!!


Sip & Share Wines


At the heart of this recipe is Sip & Share Manifest Chardonnay, a wine that embodies the spirit of sharing and celebrating life's moments. This wine is characterized by its dry, full-bodied profile with subtle oak influences, boasting fragrant notes of citrus, floral hints, and melon aromas. On the palate, it reveals a delightful interplay of honeyed sweetness, nuanced vanilla, and toasted nut undertones.


Founded by black woman entrepreneur, Nicole Kearney, Sip & Share Wines is not just about sipping wine; it's about creating meaningful connections and giving back to the community. By using this Chardonnay, we're not only adding a premium wine to our cocktail but also supporting a remarkable brand that believes in spreading joy and generosity.


Because Diversity is the taste of life®!


 

White Christmas Sangria Recipe


Ingredients:


  • 1 bottle (750ml) of Sip & Share Manifest Chardonnay

  • 1/2 cup white cranberry juice

  • 1/4 cup triple sec (orange liqueur)

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, dissolved)

  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced

  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced

  • 1 pear, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2-3 star anise pods (optional)

  • Sparkling water or club soda, for topping

  • Ice cubes



Directions:


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the Sip & Share Manifest Chardonnay, white cranberry juice, triple sec, and simple syrup. Stir well to blend the ingredients.

  2. Add the sliced apples, pear, fresh cranberries, and pomegranate arils to the pitcher. Gently stir to incorporate the fruit.

  3. Drop in a cinnamon stick and the star anise pods (if using) to infuse the sangria with those warm holiday flavors. Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.

  4. Refrigerate the sangria for at least 2-4 hours or, even better, overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the fruit to absorb the wine.

  5. Just before serving, add ice cubes to the pitcher to chill the sangria. Alternatively, serve it over ice in individual glasses if you prefer to avoid dilution.

  6. Pour the White Christmas Sangria into glasses, ensuring each one contains some delicious fruit. Finish by topping off each glass with a splash of sparkling water or club soda for a delightful fizz.


Serve and enjoy your White Christmas Sangria!


We hope you enjoy Day 5's creation, and don't forget to explore Sip & Share Wines to discover more exceptional wines with a purpose.


Remember to enjoy responsibly!


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