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Sparkling Christmas Sangria

By December 1, 2021 No Comments

What better way to say holidays than with bubbles and sangria?! Sangria is universally loved and bubbles always bring a flair of a celebration. This Sparkling Christmas Sangria cocktail is just a little sweet, has some spice and everything nice – perfect for your holiday get together.

Ingredients

750ml dry Gooseneck Vineyards Prosecco (1 bottle)
½ cup ginger simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ½ cups apple cider
1 ½ cups Applejack brandy
3 cinnamon sticks
4 cardamon pods, slightly crushed
5 cloves
2 apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 orange, cut in half and sliced

Ginger Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and diced

Directions:

Ginger Simple Syrup

Combine the sugar, water and ginger in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and let steep for an hour.
Strain, and serve.
If you’re not using the syrup right away, store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Directions:

Sangria

Combine all the ingredients except the sparkling wine in a large pitcher and stir.
Chill the sangria in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, 24 is even better!

To Serve
Pour the bottle of sparkling wine into the sangria and pour into glasses, garnished with the apple and orange slices.

Alternatively, pour the sangria into glass and top with chilled sparkling wine.