Warm up this winter with a glass of sangria filled with apples, pomegranate, cranberries, clementines, and a hint of rosemary.
I hope you all had a fabulous holiday, I feel as if I am still in a bit of a turkey dinner and pecan pie coma today. The start of the holiday season is always filled with fun, but with that is a bit of sadness. Thanksgiving to me is the end of fall ( I know the calendar begs to differ) and the start to a long New England Winter. This is a hard reality to swallow when you live in the arctic tundra.
To ease myself into December, I need a cocktail in hand. Though sangria can be filled with lots of warm winter flavors, I feel like it is so sweet and summery. So this is sort of my fuck you to winter.
Mother nature can dump another foot of snow on this house, as long as I have plenty of sangria on hand, I can deal.
1 bottle of sweet red wine
1 bottle sparkling cran-apple cider
2 clementines, sliced thin, peel on
2 granny smith apples, cored and diced
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
1 cup cranberries sliced in half
Rosemary to garnish each glass
Mix wine, cider, and fruit in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with rosemary.