Monday, December 5, 2011

Time for a Drink: Spiced White Wine Sangria

... maybe I'm still on a weekend mood but I thought this is a great drink to serve for a last minute get together with friends and family or as a welcome drink on your next holiday party.... plus it looks oh so very Autumy with start anise and slices of tangerine!

Here is the recipe:
Spiced White Wine Sangria
Makes 2 quarts

* 2/3 cup sugar
* 2/3 cup water
* 2 cinnamon sticks
* 3 star anise
* 3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
* 1 (750ml) bottle pinot grigio
* 2 tangerines, thinly sliced
* 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
* 1 cup pomegranate seeds

Optional garnish:
* cinnamon sticks
* star anise

1. Place sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cardamom pods into a small saucepan, stir and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
2. While the spice simple syrup cools, spread tangerine slices onto a baking sheet and sprinkle the tops with a small amount of brown sugar.
3. Using a brulee torch, caramel the tops of each orange tangerine slice or place the baking sheet under a broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Place the orange slices and pomegranate seeds into a large pitcher.
5. Pour the wine over the fruit and add extra cinnamon sticks and star anise, if desired.
6. Strain the simple syrup into the pitcher and stir until well combined.
7. Place the sangria in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least an hour. Pour into glasses and serve.

...makes me want to have some sangria right now! Cheers to you darling, to a fabulous holiday season!

{Image and recipe via Spoon for Bacon}


Andrea Reh said...

Hmmm I wish it was cold in New Zealand, purely so I could have a go at this - maybe I should stick to normal sangria throughout the summer season!

Andrea x

Sophie Loloi said...

that looks so good


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Wow it's SO gorgeous!!!

Ambyr said...

Mmm Yum. I love Sangria.


Zondra Art said...

Looks tasty! I would like to try it!:)
Lots of greetings!

Rachel @ Totally Ovar It said...

I'm trying this recipe on Friday, I'll let you know how it goes! Great idea!

Jennifer said...

yumm thanks for the recipe I will be trying it for sure!!

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