Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria #CocktailDay

Looking for an easy way to enjoy winter fruit in drink form? Mix up a big batch of Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria full of pears, apples, and citrus. 
Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria- an easy and refreshing seasonal fruit cocktail from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Welcome to Cocktail Day, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. Be sure to bookmark or pin these creative beverages for your next gathering. We hope you enjoy this marvelous event and the incredible giveaways from our generous sponsors. Cheers!

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Do you have a stocked liquor cabinet at home that largely remains untouched? Or do you just make your standard drink every time you want to sit back and relax with a beverage after a long day?  Well today we are going to change things up a bit for you with a big batch of new cocktail (and mocktail for those that don’t imbibe) ideas.  

Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

I’ve been wanting to make a white wine sangria for some time after realizing I have too many bottles of white wine at home.  #CocktailDay provided just the excuse I needed to break open some of the bottles and pair it with an arrangement of winter fruit. 

What’s winter fruit you ask?  Think citrus, apples and pears.  All three are at their peak right now (yes I know most people think of apples as a fall fruit but the season goes through winter) and pair perfectly with any dry white wine.  

White wine sangrias usually only pop up during the summer but why not make it a winter drink? So many whites have notes of citrus and pear that it seemed silly to wait until it warms up to make this. 

Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria #CocktailDay
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Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of dry white wine (such as sauvignon blanc or pinto grigio)
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1 pear, core removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 red apple (such as gala or fuji), core removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 grapefruit cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 blood or navel orange cut into 1/4 inch rounds

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher place the sliced pear, apple, grapefruit and orange.
  2. Pour in the wine and triple sec.
  3. Mix well to distribute the fruit throughout the pitcher and place in your refrigerator to steep and chill (about 2 hours or overnight if making ahead).
  4. Serve with a wedge of orange on the rim of the glass and optional ice to keep the sangria cool.
Recipe Type: Beverage, drink
http://girlinthelittleredkitchen.com/2014/01/winter-fruit-white-wine-sangria-cocktailday/

Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Now that you have a drink recipe in hand you are good to go for the big game coming up or a romantic Valentines Day dinner at home. Let’s also check out what everyone else brought.  

Other Fabulous Bloggers Mixing It Up with Us for Cocktail Day:

 

Wait don’t go, there’s more! We have an awesome giveaway lined up too and I’d love to tell you about some of our sponsors. 

#CocktailDay Sponsors

Our sponsors for Cocktail Day are Molecule-R, Page St. Publishing, Race Point Publishing, Fair Winds Press, Microplane, and Not So Simple Syrup. Molecule-R can be found on facebook, and YouTube.

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Mojito R-Evolution teaches you how to deconstruct your mojito into floating mint caviar and spectacular foams or encapsulate your favorite cocktail into a sphere that will explode in your mouth.

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Not So Simple Syrup

Not So Simple Syrup can be found on Facebook, and Twitter. Not So Simple Syrup is a a small, local maker of simple syrups. Heidi and Barbie’s passion is to create all natural syrups that inspire and stimulate your pension for amazing mixed drinks as well as iced teas and non-alcoholic beverages too. They pride themselves on individual service. When you purchase a NSSS product, you can be sure that it received their personal stamp of approval. The Not So Simple Syrup Survival Gift Basket has two flavours of delicious all natural Not So Simple Syrup, a muddler for the perfect Mojito you might want to create, two glasses and a bar towel.

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28 thoughts on “Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria #CocktailDay

  1. Stacy

    White wine sangria is one of those things I have been meaning to try, Susan, and yours looks wonderfully refreshing! Pinning on my Recipes to Try board!

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  11. Kim Beaulieu

    This is just so gorgeous, I love everything about it. Sangria makes me happy, there’s something about them that I love so much. I love that you put pear in it. I love pear. Thanks for joining us Susan.

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  12. Dionne Baldwin

    This sangria sounds extremely delicious! I could totally let this sit overnight but I would be tempted to try it first thing in the morning. 🙂 This looks so beautiful! I’ll have to try this for our next get together.

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