The hustle and bustle of the holidays like decorating the Christmas Tree, preparing a meal and wrapping presents deserves a moment to sit back and have a refreshing beverage.
I’m here to tell you that there is a wonderful serene moment about sitting back and sipping hot cocoa, feeling the bubbles of a spritzer or the mellowness of a nice glass of wine. But, today Sangria is to the rescue!
Check out my holiday sangria recipe below.
Mixology to the rescue!
1 bottle (32-ounce size) Ocean Spray Cherry Juice Blend
1 jar (6-ounce size) maraschino cherries — undrained
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 apple, thinly sliced
2 oranges, thinly sliced (reserve 1 for garnish)
1 lime, thinly sliced (reserved for garnish)
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced in half
1 (20-ounce size of 7-UP)
In a large pitcher, combine cherry juice blend, maraschino cherries with their liquid, orange juice and lemon juice; mix well.
Add 1 orange, lemons, blueberries, apples, strawberries and blackberries. Stir.
Refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 hours.
Before serving, add 7-UP; stir gently.
Serve over ice cubes in tall glasses. Garnish with additional maraschino cherries and orange slices, if desired.