(NC) Set a relaxed, festive tone for your holiday party and ensure guests quickly get a drink in hand when they arrive, by preparing easy-to-make Festive Sangria. This crowd-pleasing recipe appeals to both red and white wine lovers alike. Make the Festive Sangria even more special, and save yourself some money, by preparing it using wines you have made yourself. Leave a few bottles of your homemade wine, with a fun, personalized label, on display beside the Festive Sangria so guests can appreciate your homemade touch.
• 1 bottle of Red wine such as Pinot Noir or Malbec
• 1 bottle of dry White wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
• 1 cup of sugar
• 1 orange sliced
• 2 limes sliced
• 1 lemon sliced
• 2 cups sliced strawberries or raspberries (optional)
Mix wine and sugar until dissolved. Add sliced citrus fruit, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours (overnight is ideal). Before serving add fresh red fruit like sliced strawberries or raspberries. Pour over ice and enjoy!
Makes 10 – 12 servings.
More information on how to make wine for your party can be found at winexpert.com.