Old Spirits and Traditions

This time of year is about  family and traditions.  We will be hosting get-togethers for family and friends this holiday season. Growing up my mom made a holiday sangria for all to enjoy.   Keeping with tradition, I will be sharing my signature sangria recipe served in a vintage punch bowl.    The table will be set in festive red and white to set the mood for a memorable meal.

punch bowl Celebrate the season with this holiday’s favorite color, red. Get the look with these vintage pieces from Chairish and luxurious table linens by Kim Seybert.

For the centerpiece, a large bouquet of red carnations (my mom’s favorite flower)  are mixed with red roses to add texture.


Grocery store flowers are affordable and just as beautiful.

Baccarat Crystal Onde Wine Glasses - Set of 6

Baccarat Crystal Onde Wine Glasses from Chairish for good cheer.  Start a collection that will be treasured and enjoyed by future generations.

Kim Seybert’s collection “celebrates the finer things and appreciates the joys of togetherness.”


Make this sangria up to 2 days ahead.  Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Serve in tall glasses over ice.

  1. 1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine
  2. 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  3. 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  4. 1/3 cup dry white wine
  5. 1/4 cup gin
  6. 1/4 cup light rum
  7. 1/4 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
  8. 1/4 cup brandy
  9. 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  10. 2 cups assorted fruit sliced in bite size pieces: apples, oranges and grapes

Do you have a tradition you want to share? Send me a link.


About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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