December 4, 2013

Winter Apple Pear + Cranberry Sangria

Winter Apple Pear + Cranberry Sangria | Luci's Morsels
It's not secret that I love entertaining. Few things top the joy of having friends and family over to enjoy food. And the holidays season is full of entertaining, whether I'm acting as host or guest! When we entertain, I'm always serving comfort entrees and easy small bites. And of course, a memorable dessert. I've been wanting to add more exciting drinks into the mix, however. Sangria has always been a favorite of mine because it's so easy to make and is pretty universally enjoyed. And, honestly, I enjoy picking out the infused pieces of fruit - it can be embarrassing...

I came up with this Winter Sangria with seasonal fruit and flavors that's easy, unique, and delicious. And I'm excited to be sharing my kid-friendly version of this Winter Sangria over on Dana's blog today.Get the recipe here.
Winter Apple Pear + Cranberry Sangria | Luci's MorselsIngredients
1 bottle (750mL) sparkling wine
1 Cup sparkling water
1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons dark rum
3/4 Cup apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole pear, seeded and chopped*
1/2 Cup fresh cranberries
2 Tablespoons sugar

Chop fruit and combine with cranberries and cinnamon stick in bottom of pitcher. Combine liquid and cinnamon. Pour over fruit. Stir well. Chill for a few hours or overnight. Stir again. Enjoy!

*or 1/2 each green and red anjou pears
Winter Apple Pear + Cranberry Sangria | Luci's MorselsWinter Apple Pear + Cranberry Sangria | Luci's Morsels

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Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

Ohhh, delicious! I love any type of sangria, and this is so seasonal and yummy!

Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

Beautiful photos Luc!

Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

Thank you, beautiful lady!

Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

Me too! The cinnamon in here is super yummy too!

Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

How many does this serve?

Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

I got about six servings in these glasses. The recipe yields a little over 5 cups of liquid plus the fruit. Enjoy!

Luci {Lucis Morsels} said...

Hi Annie,
I used the Francis Coppola Sofia Blanc white sparkling wine. Any sparkling or white wine would be good in here though!

Luci Petlack said...

Thanks, Grace! I'm excited to whip this up again when the weather cools down here! It really is a fun mix. Even if you drink it cold, it has an unexpected warming effect because of the flavors! Enjoy!!