Having a holiday extravaganza and want to welcome your friends and family with a local twist on a beloved drink? Sangrias are the way to go! This festive sangria is just the right balance of crisp and fruity, with a slight touch of sweetness. Sangrias originated in Spain and Portugal as a refreshing way of drinking young wine. It usually consists of wine (either red or white), liqueurs, chopped fruit and in some cases orange juice.
This Holiday Sangria is a delicious and simple recipe to accompany any snack or meal and is a fun winter take on a summer classic. The recipe below will serve 10 portions.
- Traynor's Chardonnay Magnum Pouch (1.5L)
- 20 oz of your favourite Sparkling Cider
- 10 oz Rosemary & Cranberry Cordial
- 2 Rosemary Sprigs
- Garnish: Frozen Cranberries & Green Apple Slices
Step 1: Add the wine, the cider and the cordial in a big punch bowl or jug (make sure it can fit at least 5L).
Step 2: Add all your fruit and top up with tons of ice.
Step 3: You're ready to party! Serve in wine glasses and enjoy!
The addition of rosemary to this white sangria adds the true taste of the holidays. As soon as you take that first sip you’ll realize that this sangria is the drink you won’t want to live without when the new year rolls around.
PRO TIP: Have some extra cordial and sparkling cider laying around if people are looking for an extra touch of sweetness. This recipe lends well to customizations.
ROSEMARY & CRANBERRY CORDIAL RECIPE
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Frozen Cranberries
- 4 Rosemary Sprigs
In a sauce pan, bring the water to a low boil. Then add the cranberries, the rosemary and let them simmer until soft. Add the granulated sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, remove the rosemary sprigs and let it cool before enjoying.
We want to see how you’re getting creative with our wines and vermouth — be sure to tag us @traynorvineyard so we can share. Cheers!