Friday, December 18, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Winter Sangria

It is time for holiday parties. Check out my segment on Let's Talk Live!  You can't throw a holiday party without a signature punch.  Try out my Winter Sangria.

Winter Sangria

1 cup Berentzen Apple Liqueur

1 cup Pinnacle Cranberry Apple Vodka

2 bottles of Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Bordon Reserva 2009 

1 cup apple cider

2 clementines, sliced thin, peel on

2 granny smith apples, cored and diced

1/2 cup pomegranate arils 

Rosemary to garnish each glass 

½ cup gingerbread syrup

Mix wine, liquor, cider, and fruit in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with rosemary. 

*Best if made the night before so the fruit can soak and the flavors blend.

Gingerbread Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon clove

Combine sugar and water in pot. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves.

Reduce heat to medium-low and add ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature (about two hours).

Pour into a bottle, and refrigerate.

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