Citrus Cranberry Holiday Sangria
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This holiday sangria is easy to make, slightly sweet and filled with holiday fruits like citrus and cranberries. Perfect for entertaining guests this Christmas.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1½ cups Pure Leaf Tea Lemon Flavour, divided
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, more or less to taste
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed citrus juice
  • 1 bottle sweet white or red wine, I used Moscato
  • ¼ cup brandy (optional)
  • ½ an orange, rind on, sliced into small pieces
  • ½ a lemon, rind on, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 small lime, rind on, sliced into small pieces
  • more citrus and cranberries for garnish
  • Ice for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan bring 1 cup sweetened lemon tea, ½ cup cranberries and maple syrup to a boil
  2. Simmer until cranberries begin to soften and pop then remove from the heat
  3. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids
  4. Add pieces of citrus and remaining ½ cup cranberries to a pitcher then stir in the cranberry and lemon tea mixture, citrus juice, brandy and wine
  5. Add ice and/or refrigerate to chill
  6. Serve as is or with more ice and fruit to garnish
Notes
This sangria is best if consumed the day it's made. You can prep the cranberry, tea and maple syrup mixture ahead of time and assemble a couple hours before serving. Otherwise the moscato won't be fizzy and the sangria will be infused with a bit too much of the bitter taste from the citrus rind.
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/holiday-sangria/