Monday, December 1, 2014

Sparkling White Cranberry Sangria

We celebrated Thanksgiving in Palm Springs with my son and his girlfriend, Lily.  Palm Springs temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's were  perfect for this beautiful glass of sangria.

We couldn't find plain white cranberry juice, so we chose to go with White Peach Cranberry juice.
The combination was perfect for this cocktail.  The sweetness of the peach made up for the 1/4 of sugar we didn't bring along.  Lily brought along some cinnamon sticks to add to the sangria.  They added a nice hint of spice that paired beautifully with the other flavors in the sangria.

 I may will not be waiting for summer to try this cocktail again.

Sparkling White Cranberry Sangria
Adapted from The Kitchen

Serves 6 to 8

1 cup rum, like Selvarey or another high-quality white rum
1 cup diced red apple
1 cup diced green apple
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 bottle Chardonnay, un-oaked or lightly oaked, chilled
1 cup white peach cranberry juice, chilled
Cinnamon Sticks
2 cups club soda, chilled
Lemon twist for garnish
In a large pitcher, combine the sugar and rum and stir to dissolve. Add the apples, cranberries, Chardonnay, and white cranberry juice. Refrigerate overnight.
When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir to combine. Pour into ice filled glasses and scoop in some of the fruit. Top each glass with a lemon twist.


  1. Sounds like the perfect holiday treat Julie! Very pretty colors too-enjoy:@)

  2. Lucky! We love Palm Springs/Palm Desert. I can imagine sipping that cocktail at sunset looking at the Palm trees :)

  3. Sounds like you had a beautiful, warm Thanksgiving. What a nice way to celebrate!


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