Drinks | December 29, 2014

Mock Winter Sangria

Winter Sangria in a large jug

My husband and I love to entertain!  We host 3-4 parties each year and enjoy every second of it!  I am always on the lookout for perfect party food and drinks.  I am also on the lookout for serving ware that will go with any theme.  Over the years I’ve accumulated lots and lots of platters and drink dispensers.  Party-ware is a fun little item to keep an eye out for.

A side shot of Mock Winter Sangria

Recently I was introduced to Tervis drink ware – shown here in the pics.  I am loving their entertaining collection!  The glasses are double insulated which not only keeps your drink cold and from getting diluted, but it makes for coaster free entertaining.  These are perfect for keeping your furniture ring free and for keeping your guests drinks fresh.  I like my serving ware pretty plane, so that the food stands out – but Tervis makes their drink ware in a variety of colors…and some of their products are even customizable!

One key to successful party planning is easy clean-up!  No one wants to be up in the wee hours doing dishes after a party.  Tervis drink ware is dishwasher safe and made for life!!  So you don’t have to worry about a guest destroying it.  I would highly recommend these to the hostess at heart or even for a hassle free every day glass.

A collage of Mock Winter Sangria

Last week, my husband and I hosted an ugly sweater and white elephant party.  So fun.  The food was good, and the company was even better.  At that party I served this punch – Mock Winter Sangria.  It was a BIG hit!  We don’t drink, so I like to make a special punch for our get togethers and this was perfect!  It captured the flavors of winter just how I imagined it would! I think this punch would be amazing at a New Years eve party too!  I love a little bubbly to ring in the New Year!

Winter Sangria in three glasses on a white surface

A Sangria is traditionally served in Spain and is made up of a sweetener, chopped fruit, and wine.  But today we are skipping the wine and keeping it kid friendly.  I used my favorite winter fruits along with some cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and some ginger ale.  The results were heaven.  I watched as my two gallon drink dispenser of this concoction quickly disappeared at our party.

Winter sangria in a large jug and three glasses

Try this out at your next party or special dinner!  I promise both kids and adults will adore it!

5 from 1 vote
Mock Winter Sangria
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Mock winter sangria that's perfect for festive parties, so easy to make and delicious!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cocktail, Winter Sangria
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 pear diced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 2 liter bottle ginger ale
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a large pitcher.
  2. If desired, let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to let flavors mingle.
  3. Add chilled ginger ale.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Mock Winter Sangria
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 16.1mg20%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. The Sangria sounds delightful, and although I am not familiar with the Tervis line (thanks for the intro) I have a set of double-walled glasses, and I adore the no-hassle entertaining! All the best to you for more wonderful parties in the new year!

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