This festive white sangria is delightful! It has all the flavors of Christmas, thanks to a delicious a mulled simple syrup, plus a little brandy for extra holiday cheer!
Can we take a moment to appreciate how GORGEOUS this white sangria is? The colorful fruit pops and the prosecco gives it sparkle! And yet, it is so simple to put together.
For this delicious sangria recipe you need a little white wine, a little prosecco, a little simple syrup with mulling spice, some brandy, a few pears, a few oranges and fresh pomegranate arils.
And now you have the perfect Christmas sangria to serve at parties, brunches, holiday meals, New Year’s Eve soirées and winter get-togethers!
Don’t Skip the Mulled Simple Syrup
The secret ingredient that takes this white sangria recipe from good to jaw-dropping delicious is the mulled simple syrup. You can find premade mulling spice at your local grocery store, Whole Foods or Central Market.
Or you can easily make your own by combining:
- 4 tablespoons whole cloves
- 4 tablespoons green cardamom pods
- 4 tablespoons whole allspice berries
- 2 tablespoons dried orange peel
The mulled simple syrup needs three tablespoons of mulling spice so you will have plenty left over to make mulled wine, cider and more!
To make the mulled simple syrup, you simply add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons of mulling spice to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it steep for another 5 minutes. Strain and let syrup cool completely.
By the way, this white sangria pairs perfectly with caviar atop homemade kettle chips and crème fraîche. Try it!
The Secret to Good Sangria is Maceration Time
Sangria needs time to macerate. If you drink it right away, it will not have time to acquire sangria’s characteristic fruity taste. Make sure to prepare the sangria at LEAST two hours before serving.
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White Sangria With Orange, Pear and Pomegranate
- 1 (750ml) bottle white wine sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio works well
- 1 (750ml) bottle prosecco, cava or champagne
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 3 tablespoons mulling spice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 pears, sliced reserve a few slices for garnish
- 3 oranges, sliced reserve a few slices for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups pomegranate arils reserve 1/2 cup for garnish
- Combine water, sugar and mulling spice in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat and let mixture simmer for approximately five minutes. Remove from heat. Let mixture steep for five minutes, then strain mulling spice. Allow syrup to cool completely before adding to sangria.
- In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Stir gently and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours but no longer than four hours* or the prosecco will go flat.To serve, put a few ice cubes in each glass. Next, garnish with a few sliced pears, oranges and pomegranate arils. Then, pour the sangria over the ice and fruit. If desired, top with more prosecco.