Christmas Sangria by Nigel Dolan & Caroline Dunn

Published by Tamara Harrison - 19th Dec 2018

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Christmas Sangria by winemakers Caroline Dunn & Nigel Dolan

Caroline & Nigel’s Christmas Sangria:
In a large jug or punch bowl, mix together 1 bottle of red wine (we recommend Dolan & Dunn Shiraz Grenache or Red by Caroline Dunn Mataro), 2 cups pomegranate juice, 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup apple cider, ½ cup apple brandy, and ½ cup Triple Sec.

Add 1 sliced orange and 2 cups mixed red fruits, like pomegranate seeds, mulberries, raspberries, blackberries, or halved black cherries.

Add a couple of cinnamon sticks, a couple of whole cloves, a small sliver of fresh ginger, and a few star anise. Mix and taste for sweetness. Add a spoonful or two of honey if you like it sweeter and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 or 4 hours, or up to 2 days – the longer the better to help the flavours meld together. Pour over ice into long glasses. Drink it straight up, or top with lemonade or sparkling water depending on how strong or sweet you like it. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, star anise, slices of orange and lime, and a sprig of mint.

Enjoy yourselves, drink some good wine 🍷and have a Happy Christmas 🎄

Nigel & Caroline 


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