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.
For the centerpiece, a large bouquet of red carnations (my mom’s favorite flower) are mixed with red roses to add texture.
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 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup gin
- 1/4 cup light rum
- 1/4 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 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.