Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Simple Syrup

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Makes  8 Servings


1 (12-ounce) container frozen white grape juice concentrate, thawed

1 (750-ml) bottle chilled white wine of choice (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Reisling)

Rosemary Simple Syrup (recipe below)

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced

1 red pear, cored and sliced

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 cup fresh cranberries

3 fresh rosemary sprigs

1 (750-ml) bottle chilled Prosecco

Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs


Rosemary Simple Syrup

Makes 1 1/2 cups


1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 fresh rosemary sprigs

Simple Syrup Directions

In a medium pan, stir together water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat. Add rosemary and let steep until cooled completely. Remove rosemary and strain before storing covered in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

To Mix Sangria:

In a large pitcher, stir together grape juice concentrate, wine, and Rosemary Simple Syrup. Add fruit, stirring to combine.

Just before serving, stir in Prosecco. Garnish with rosemary, if desired.

Substitute sparkling water. lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for the wine and Proscecco for a non-alcoholic alternative