Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sangria..Pine Creek Style

Granddaughter K-8 requested Sangria for Thanksgiving....Oh MY...this was a hit! Everyone loved this Sangria and wants the recipe! Perfect for Christmas & New Years!
The taste was amazing and the Punch Bowl was dry!
Sangria...Pine Creek Style
Author: The Cattle Queen Cooks


  • 1 bottle of Cabernet or Red Table Wine
  • 1 liter bottle of 7-Up for Sprite ( I used Diet), chilled
  • 1 bottle of Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup of Dark Rum
  • 1/2 cup (or a half of can) of Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon, leveled
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Nutmeg, leveled
  • 14 teaspoon of Cloves, leveled
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1 medium Orange, sliced in half and then sliced thin
  • 1 medium Lemon, sliced
  • 1 can of chopped Pears, drained but reserve the juice
  • 2 small Red Delicous Apples, chopped small
  • 1 can of Peaches, sliced, drained, reserve the juice
  1. In a sauce pan cook a reduction sauce over medium heat: Together add the Simple Syrup, Cranberry Sauce, Lemon Juice,  Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves & Rum. Blend together with a wire whip. Bring to a boil, then continue to cook on medium to reduce and thicken the sauce. After about 5-7 minutes on the reduced heat. Remove from the burner and let cool. Stir in the reserved Juices from the Peaches and Pears. Blend well.  At this point I placed the reduced liquid into a mason jar to cool in the refrigerator .
  2. In a large punch bowl, add the fruit; Pears, Apples, Peaches, sliced Lemons & sliced Oranges
  3. Pour the Red Wine over the top of the fruit
  4. Next add the cooled Rum reduction, blend well
  5. Slowly pour the liter bottle of 7-up (Sprite) to blend in with the Wine & fruit mixture
  6. Preparing the fruit!
  7. You may add ice to chill further & Serve (*No need for waiting serve, the cooked Rum reduction with season your Sangria perfectly!)

* In addition: Freeze fruit in water, to make an Ice ring or round mold of 2-3 inch thickness, for a large decorative ice cube

* If taking this recipe to another location, place the fruit together in a large baggie, transport the Rum reduction in a jar or doubled baggie, and the unopened wine and liter bottle, mix after arriving in a Punch bowl.

* Any fruit left in the punch bowl is an awesome snack for later. Just bag it up and place in the fridge!

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