Yep, it’s that time of year again – “the holidays!” – which means parties, guests, cleaning the house, cooking, planning – ugh… Be that as it may, instead of creating constant cocktails, etc, why don’t we strive for festive libations WITHOUT the hassles?
Sangria is a favorite cocktail to make for entertaining, for many reasons. It’s easy to make in large batches, it can be made in advance, it looks great with all the fruity garnishes and last but certainly not least, it’s delicious.
Cranberry Orange Sparkling Sangria
3 Cinnamon sticks
1 750ml Bottle red wine (I used a Rioja)
3 Shots of brandy
1 1/2 Cups orange juice
3-4 Cups cranberry juice enough to fill your pitcher the rest of the way
1-2 Cups club soda