Christmas doesn’t have to be all about eggnog and peppermint. Sometimes a great sangria can really hit the spot. This White Christmas Sangria will have you singing Bing Crosby in no time.
It’s exactly one week until Christmas! Are you excited? Have you been listening to Christmas music nonstop? Is your house decorated with lights and a tree? Ha! Mine….isn’t. And I feel so Grinchy. It’s not that I don’t want my house to be decorated, I just haven’t had the time. I will make it my mission this weekend, though, to get my house in the holiday spirit.
I’m also going to spend all weekend baking Christmas cookies and candies. It’s a holiday tradition I do with my mom, and it’s been happening ever since I was a little girl. We make tons of stuff, and then send them to friends and family.
Do you have any special holiday traditions? I’d love to hear about them!
White Christmas has always been one of my favorite holiday songs. I think because growing up I was always wishing for snow. Every now and then, we’d get snow. But living in the south, snow is completely random. That’s a whole ‘nother story though. We’ve had a couple “snowmageddons” and it wasn’t fun.
Speaking of White Christmas, this White Christmas Sangria is perfect for your holiday party. It’s made with white wine, a dash of liquor, and a few special ingredients. It’s really easy, and will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit. I used white fruit, including pears, apples, and jicama. Top it off with a cinnamon stick and you’re good to go! Don’t forget to roll the edges of the glass in raw sugar to give it a little pizzazz.
- 1 bottle of dry white wine
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 cup ginger ale
- ½ cup rum
- 2 apples, diced
- 4 pears, peeled and sliced
- jicama, peeled and cut into wedges
- cinnamon sticks
- raw sugar for rimming stemware
- In a large pitcher, combine the wine, rum, ginger ale, and sugar.
- Add the fruits.
- Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
- Rim the stemware with raw sugar, fill each cup, garnish with cinnamon stick.