So sweet, savory and tart… you’re going to absolutely looooovvvve this Champagne Sangria!
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Happy New Year fellow sangria lovers! I’ll be ready to get my new year started with this sangria. I’ve never had anything quite like it before… the flavor combinations are incredible. The secret is the rosemary simple syrup. It’s so easy to make and smells so good.
I probably went a little overboard with the photographs because I was so excited about how amazing this tastes.
Apples, cranberries and some clove-studded orange slices take this over the top! It’s a perfect sangria to serve this new years that’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
I found that using a wooden skewer makes studding orange slices much easier. Just poke the skewer in the slice, remove, and the cloves go right in afterwards.
No doubt… you’re gonna impress your guests with this sangria.
Cheers to 2017!
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary (about 3-4 inches long)
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- Cloves for studding orange slice
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 small apple, cored and sliced (I used granny smith)
- ½ cup cranberries
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 (750 ml) bottle champagne
- Prepare the simple syrup by pouring water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add sugar and rosemary sprig. Bring to a gentle boil. Stir to combine. Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes.
- While the syrup is steeping, slice the fruit and stud 1 of the orange slices with cloves.
- Place the fruit in a large pitcher. Pour in orange juice, simple syrup and champagne. Stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.