Sangria With a Texas Twist for Toasting to the Holidays

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With holiday soirees fast filling up your calendar, there’s going to be a need for some unique drinks to carry you through. Luckily the wine deities have seen fit to share with the world what can only be described as heavenly – sangria. That’s right. A mixture of wines, fruits, and juices to make a flavorful combination that’s worthy of toasting good health. Sangria comes in many varieties, and thankfully, Texas wine does too! Making one with the other makes perfect sense. Here are three sangrias with a Texas twist for toasting the holidays.

1. Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria

Sangria With a Texas Twist for Toasting to the Holidays

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Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria is a holiday favorite for entertaining. It’s an easy recipe and can be made quickly. You can make it in large quantities, so you’ll never have to worry about having too little or having to rush back into the kitchen to make more. You can make it well ahead of time and it looks amazingly festive once it’s garnished with fruit. Most importantly, however, it’s super delicious! This one makes use of sparkling wine. Some great Texas types to try are Messina Hof Sparkling Spumante and McPherson Cellars Sparkling Wine. Get the recipe here.

2. Winter Citrus White Sangria

Sangria With a Texas Twist for Toasting to the Holidays

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Winter Citrus White Sangria is not only refreshing, but it’s lovely to look at as well! The combination of citrus infusing its tangy and sweet flavors into this drink makes for the perfect party sipper. If you like bubbles, be sure to incorporate a sparkling orange beverage just prior to serving. This drink makes use of Pinot Grigio and some great Texas options to try are from Singing Water Vineyards in Comfort, Texas, as well as Kiepersol Estates Vineyards. Grab the recipe here, and prepare to wow your guests!

3. Caramel Apple Sangria

Sangria With a Texas Twist for Toasting to the Holidays

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This drink makes for a wonderful sweet treat following a delicious dinner or a full round of appetizers and laughs. It’s sweet and so tasty! Remember, you can alter the sweetness with the type of white wine you use. As an example, a drier white wine such as a Pinot Grigio in comparison to the much sweeter taste of a Moscato can be substituted to make all the difference. The choice is up to you! At any rate, it’s delicious and super easy to make. Some great Texas wines to try in the mix are Pheasant Ridge 2015 Old Vine Chenin Blanc or Llano Estacado Moscato. Get the recipe here!