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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday Sangria: Winter Solstice Sangria (#WinterSolstice #Wine #Sangria #Recipe)


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Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  


Winter Solstice is quickly approaching so I thought that I would share a recipe to go along with this changing of the seasons and the longest night of the year. Blessed Be!


Winter Solstice Sangria

INGREDIENTS

Sangria
6 cups red wine
1 cup cranberries
1 orange, sliced in half and then sliced
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 lime, cut into wedges
1 tangerine, cut into wedges
1 cup fresh mint leaves
ginger ale


Sugar to Rim Glasses
2 tablespoons sugar
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg


Garnishes
lemon slices
lime wedges
mint leaves
orange slices


INSTRUCTIONS

In a large pitcher, combine all sangria ingredients, except the ginger ale. Mix well with a long handled spoon and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

To rim the glasses, rub a lemon or lime wedge along the edge of a glass. On a small plate, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then rub the wet part of the glass in the sugar. Shake off the excess and put aside.

When serving, carefully pour sangria in to rimmed glasses. Fill halfway. Using the long handled spoon, spoon some of the fruit from the sangria into the glass. Top off the glass with ginger ale. Then garnish with some of the cut up fruit and a spring of mint.




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