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Toni’s DIY Holiday Spice Sangria

Homemade Sangria Recipe

Have a holiday drink on hand for last-minute entertaining, or to give away as a Christmas gift.  I love homemade sangria, and here’s my recipe with a twist of holiday spice.

Homemade Holiday Sangria recipe

 

Toni’s DIY Holiday Spice Sangria

Toni’s DIY Holiday Spice Sangria

Ingredients

  • Basic Red Table Wine- I use a gallon of a basic red wine that I find in bulk at Costco. Trader Joe’s also has great deals for basic red table wine over the holidays.
  • Cranberry Juice- 1 bottle
  • Brandy- a little more than half a bottle (save some for your eggnog!)
  • Oranges- 3 or 4 large; sliced and halved (into half-moon shapes)
  • Pears- 3 or 4 large; sliced
  • Cinnamon Sticks- 4 or 5 whole
  • Cranberries, fresh- 12 oz.
  • Whole Cloves- put into a tea bag

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in large mason or Sangria Jar
  2. Let this mixture “steep” for a 2-3 days in a cool place. If you live someplace cold, you can just leave it outside, unless it will freeze.
http://tonispilsbury.com/tonis-holiday-spice-sangria/

 

Eat, drink and be thrifty!

If you enjoy serving wine to guests for the holidays, at anywhere from $20 to $100’s per bottle, the money you spend can certainly add up.  Having a batch of this holiday wine elixir on hand is not only affordable, it makes a visually stunning holiday presentation and it’s absolutely delicious.

homemade holiday sangria recipe

 

The Gift of Wine

Many of my friends like to give and receive wine for the holidays, and this too can get costly.  Get creative with ribbons, tags and metallic pens by bottling your own Holiday-Spice Sangria.

 

Toni’s Holiday Spice Sangria Recipe

You will need a big pitcher, mason or sangria jar.  I don’t like sugar in my sangria even though so many recipes call for it; I can’t even drink it.  Instead I use fruit juice.

Combine:

  1. Red Table Wine- I use 2 gallons of a basic red wine that I found in bulk.  Trader Joe’s also has great deals for basic red table wine over the holidays.
  2. Cranberry Juice-  1 bottle
  3. Brandy- a little more than half a bottle (save some for your eggnog!)
  4. Oranges- 3 or 4 large; sliced and halved
  5. Pears- 3 or 4 large; sliced
  6. Cinnamon Sticks- 4 or 5 whole
  7. Cranberries- 1 12oz. bag
  8. Whole Cloves- put into a tea bag

Let this mixture “steep” for a few days in a cool place.  If you live someplace cold, you can just leave it outside, unless it will freeze.

Serve and enjoy.

Happy Holidays!

 

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Toni’s Homemade Holiday Spice Sangria

The Holidays Enjoyed

Christmas Eve.  New Year’s Celebration.  Hostess Gifts.  Last-Minute Holiday Entertaining.  My recipe for Homemade Holiday Spice Sangria is perfect for all holiday occasions.

Homemade Holiday Sangria

Eat, Drink and Be Frugal

If you enjoy serving wine to guests for the holidays, the cost for bottled wine can certainly add up.  Having a batch of this holiday wine elixir on hand is not only more affordable, it makes a visually stunning holiday presentation and is absolutely delicious.

Homemade Holiday Sangria

Toni’s Homemade Holiday Spice Sangria Recipe

Toni’s DIY Holiday Spice Sangria

Toni’s DIY Holiday Spice Sangria

Ingredients

  • Basic Red Table Wine- I use a gallon of a basic red wine that I find in bulk at Costco. Trader Joe’s also has great deals for basic red table wine over the holidays.
  • Cranberry Juice- 1 bottle
  • Brandy- a little more than half a bottle (save some for your eggnog!)
  • Oranges- 3 or 4 large; sliced and halved (into half-moon shapes)
  • Pears- 3 or 4 large; sliced
  • Cinnamon Sticks- 4 or 5 whole
  • Cranberries, fresh- 12 oz.
  • Whole Cloves- put into a tea bag

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in large mason or Sangria Jar
  2. Let this mixture “steep” for a 2-3 days in a cool place. If you live someplace cold, you can just leave it outside, unless it will freeze.
http://tonispilsbury.com/tonis-homemade-holiday-spice-sangria/

 

 

 

Homemade Holiday Sangria recipe

 

This year I found the perfect carafes from Rubbermaid to bottle my sangria in to give to friends, neighbors and family.  It made great hostess gifts this year for holiday parties I attended.

Homemade Holiday Sangria

 

Simply add a ribbon with a gift tag and you have a beautiful hostess gift for holiday parties.

homemade holiday sangria recipe from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

homemade holiday sangria recipe from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

For an added touch, place a copy of the sangria recipe on the back of the gift tag card.  To download a copy of the recipe for your gift tags: DOWNLOAD SANGRIA RECIPE

homemade holiday sangria recipe from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

 

Serve and Enjoy!  Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You!

 

Sincerely,

Toni Spilsbury, The Organized Cook

 

 

 

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Win A Rubbermaid Carafe For Your Homemade Sangria

Homemade Sangria

I love homemade sangria, and my recipe for my Holiday Spice Sangria is beautiful and delicious.  Whether you’re serving sangria at home for holiday entertaining, or giving it away as a hostess gift for New Year’s Eve parties, this recipe is sure to delight.

homemade holiday sangria recipe from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

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This year I found the perfect carafes for my sangria from Rubbermaid.  These carafes are lightweight, affordable and beautiful.  By simply adding a ribbon and gift tag, I used my Rubbermaid Carafe with Holiday Spice Sangria to create the perfect gift for neighbors.  And, I’m sure to be using this combination as a hostess gift for a New Year’s Eve party.

Homemade Holiday Sangria Recipe by Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

We’re so excited to have Rubbermaid sponsor our giveaway this week with these fabulous carafes.  Four lucky winners will receive a Rubbermaid Carafe to use for your holiday sangria.  There are many ways to enter, simply follow the instructions below.

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Homemade Summer Sangria

My recipe for Summer Sangria was a huge hit at my recent Mom’s Night Out party, and is so simple to make.

Moms Night Out with The Organized Cook

Moms Night Out with The Organized Cook

If you’re entertaining guests or attending a barbeque or party, homemade sangria is obviously more affordable than purchasing bottles of wine.  Plus it’s visually more appealing and a lot of fun.

My Summer Sangria is different than my Holiday Spice Sangria in that instead of using Fall spices like cinnamon sticks and cloves with pears, cranberries and brandy, I use summer ingredients like lemons, limes and mint (fresh from the garden, of course) with a Bacardi Rum flavor like limon, orange or peach red.

Homemade Sangria for Summer from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Homemade Sangria for Summer from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

Homemade Summer Sangria

Homemade Summer Sangria

Ingredients

  • Lemons- 3, sliced
  • Limes- 3, sliced
  • Mint leaves- 1 cup
  • A simple red table wine (I use a jug of Carlo Rossi)
  • A fun Bacardi rum flavor like Limon, Orange or Peach Red
  • Fruit juice- your choice, like cranberry or apple- 2 cups

Instructions

  1. It's best to make Sangria 2-3 days in advance and store someplace cook like a refrigerator or sitting in a tub of ice.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Let it "chill" for a couple of days.
  4. After “chillin” for a few days, do a taste-test. If it’s too strong add more fruit juice. That’s the great thing about sangria, you simply keep adding to it until it’s perfect. Oh, and if anyone tells you to put sugar in your homemade sangria- don’t do it! Sugar is a great way to ruin a perfectly great sangria.
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Lemons & Limes

Lemons & Limes

 

Because I live in the hot desert and my sangria jug is too large to put in my refrigerator, I simply put it in a cooler full of ice to “chill” for a few days.

Homemade Summer Sangria from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

After “chillin” for a few days, do a taste-test.  If it’s too strong add more fruit juice.  That’s the great thing about sangria, you simply keep adding to it until it’s perfect.  Oh, and if anyone tells you to put sugar in your homemade sangria- don’t do it!  Sugar is a perfectly great way to ruin a perfectly great sangria.

Homemade Summer Sangria from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

Then serve and enjoy!

 

For more summer entertaining ideas, try:

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