This sangria recipe is perfect for a holiday party or get together. To give a festive look, the drink is garnished with fresh cranberries and a spring of fresh rosemary. You can add pomegranate, strawberries or blueberries in this recipe. I did not want to spend too much money so used apples and pineapple slices that I had on hand.
Best Wines for Sangria
Most white wine varieties are great for sangria. The ones with a lot of oak are not as great but still work if you have no other option. Examples of good white wines include dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus works very well in a white sangria, think lemons, oranges and limes. Try my New Year’s Lime and Lemongrass Sangria recipe.
For red wine sangria’s, my favorite is a Spanish wines like Rioja. Pinot Noir is a great option too as well as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Peaches, apples, strawberries and pears work perfectly with red wine but feel free to try your favorite fruits.
I would avoid choosing an expensive wine for Sangria since it will be diluted and mixed with other ingredients. Opt for a reasonably priced wine that tastes good.