One of my favorite adult beverages to serve when I’m hosting a party is sangria. I just love how simple it is to make, and how the flavors can be so easily adjusted to match the holiday that you’re celebrating.
Today I tested out a new sangria concoction that I’ll be adding to my Thanksgiving menu next week. The colors and flavor profiles remind me of the season, complete with tangerines, sweet persimmons, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, elderflower liqueur and sauvignon blanc.
An instant fave, that truly tastes like Fall in a glass, if there were ever such a thing!
Citrus & Spice Sangria
A sweet and tart blend of fall fruits and spice, floral liqueur and white wine. The vanilla bean adds a smoothness with fruity floral notes from the liqueur, with a mild cinnamon finish.
Medium sized pitcher
1 bottle of your favorite Sauvignon blanc (I chose Sauvignon blanc because it’s less sweet and has many floral notes. You could also try chardonnay or pinot grigio.)
1/2 cup St. Germaine – elderflower liqueur
1/4 cup Cointreau
3 tangerines sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
2 persimmons rinsed and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds (cut a few rounds into quarters and set aside for drink garnishes)
1 vanilla bean bruised
8 cinnamon sticks (2 for sangria remaining for drink garnish)
1 16 oz bottle of club soda or sparkling water
Place sliced persimmons & oranges, cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean into your pitcher.
Add St. Germaine, Cointreau and the entire bottle of white wine.
Stir and place in the fridge, allowing flavors to blend for at least 2 hours (make up to 24 hours ahead.)
Add sparkling water or club soda when ready to serve. Add to taste.
Pour sangria into your favorite wine glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks and quartered persimmons or tangerines.
This is a perfect make ahead low maintenance cocktail for the holiday. Is it Thanksgiving yet?
Still 6 days and counting, but luckily I have this test batch of sangria to finish up just in time for the weekend! One of the many perks of blogging. Cheers friends and happy Friday!
More to share early next week!
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