I usually think of Sangria as a summer drink, but it can be served any time of year. CalNaturale sent me a Winter Sangria recipe, and I thought I’d share it with you. I reviewed CalNaturale’s wines a while back. CalNaturale makes organic wines packaged in Tetra-Paks that hold 1/3 more wine than the average glass bottle.

I liked their Cabernet Sauvignon, and so did my friends who drank it with me. If you’re looking for something different to serve during the holidays, the deep red of this Sangria will look pretty on your holiday table.
  • 1 carton of red CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1 navel orange, halved and sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced into wedges
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3 cup  seltzer, chilled
  • 1 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • Ice
  1. In a pitcher, combine the wine, pomegranate seeds, orange, apple and maple syrup; refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Stir in the seltzer and ginger ale. Serve over ice.

What beverages do you serve during the holidays that are different? 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Recipe: Winter Sangria
Serve something different, like this beverage made with organic wine, for your holiday celebrations.