The word ‘sangria’ originated from the Spanish word ‘sangre‘, which means ‘blood‘. This word was used to name the alcoholic beverage ‘Christmas Sangria’ which commonly uses red wine and chopped fruits among other ingredients. ‘Sangria’ therefore makes specific reference to the deep red colour of the drink which is similar to that of blood.
I am making this Christmas drink just for the fun of it. However, being a white wine lover and not very enthusiastic about red wine, I decided to use white wine instead, thus the term ‘Sangria blanca‘ which means ‘Sangria with white wine‘. It tasted great – yummy – a perfect way to welcome the last month of the year for 2017!
- Chardonnay: 1 bottle
- Sparkling apple cider: 1 bottle
- Sugar: 1 heaped tbsp
- Pomegranate seeds: 1 pomegranate
- Granny smith apple: 1, diced
- Rosemary: 3 sprigs
- Combine all ingredients together.
- Chill in fridge for 4 hrs.
- Serve chilled with ice.
- You can replace pomegranate with cranberries and the apple with a pear.
- If you are a red wine lover, you can also use red wine instead of chardonnay. Using moscato would do too, if you’d like to tone this drink down to a lighter and sweeter version for the light drinkers.
Half a jug, about 5 persons