Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Ingredients

  • SANGRIA
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • pear juice (recipe below for homemade)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 4 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 4 J-GEN powder mix packets
  • cinnamon sticks and green sprigs, to garnish


PEAR JUICE

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Bosc pears, peeled
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Directions
Boil water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, and pears in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then add J-GEN packets and stir.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until pears are tender, turning occasionally, about 15 minutes.

Let pears cool in syrup/juice and refrigerate (can be made ahead of time). You only need the juice: you can eat the poached pears or slice and add to the sangria.

In a large pitcher, combine all the sangria ingredients.

Stir and then place in the fridge until chilled.

Garnish with cinnamon sticks and herbs (rosemary, mint, etc) enjoy!