Our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party was this past weekend, and we certainly had a blast. I know some of you are thinking that Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are sooo 2007, but I happen to think that they are still hilarious, and I love seeing what “interesting” outfits are friends come up with. Speaking of ugly christmas sweaters, did you know they are going for upwards of $50 on ebay? I’m thinking I should sell part of my growing stash to help pay my post-Christmas credit card bill.
Even though the menu differs every year, we always stick to simple cocktails and appetizers – perfect for mingling and snacking at the same time. For drinks, I wanted to do something special other than the typical wine, and sangria was perfect for the occasion. Nothing screams Christmas like wine, citrus and cranberries! I used a white wine, since the cranberry juice gives it the red hue, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Sangria is a perfect way to use up a bottle of wine that you may have gotten as a gift but aren’t a big fan of, since the flavor is altered with the juice and fruit. Cheers to the holiday season!
Christmas Cranberry Pomegrante Sangria
Yields: 4-6 servings
1 bottle of white or red wine
3 cups pomegrante-cranberry juice
1 12-oz can Sprite of 7-up
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, quatered and sliced
1 cup frozen cranberries
1 star fruit, sliced
Combine all the ingerdients in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Refridgerate at least 1 hour or up until overnight before serving. Garnish with extra fruit slices and cranberries.
Source: Stick a Fork in It original recipe