Prince Snow Farm

12.28.2013

Perfect for an Autumn Gathering, a Christmas Party, or New Year's Eve!






I just adore making cranberry sangria for an autumn farm dinner, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve, or New Year's Eve.
It is perfect
served alongside a
 roast or ham
or roasted chicken.
(please forgive my photo quality, as I was photographing at night)

 

Quart Jars washed and air dried.


Our choices of brandy and wine


Straining the sugary cranberries to make the syrup




The leftover cranberries….my husband's favorite part!


I made 2 doubled batches (one doubled batch at a time), and filled 8 1-quart jars as full as you see above….leaving room allows for the garnish….





I have garnished with oranges before, but honestly, I think just cranberries looks better...



I attach a recipe on card stock….mostly for effect….and tie it up with a bit of twine or burlap ribbon…

Tips:

*Heat your ingredients in a large pan, and use that same pan to mix the batch. 

*Pour from the pan to a large glass measuring cup. This makes for drip free pouring into the canning jars….

*Allow to cool before covering….

originally found in Coastal Living

Cranberry Sangria

A fruit-forward red wine, such as a Beaujolais or Zinfandel, works well for wine cocktails like this one.
Coastal Living NOVEMBER 2011
  • Yield: Makes 6 cups
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Chill:2 Hours
  • Total:2 Hours, 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle fruity red wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • Garnishes: fresh cranberries; orange, lemon, and lime slices

Preparation

1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes or until cranberries pop. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids.
2. Transfer cranberry mixture to a large pitcher. Stir in wine, brandy, and orange juice. Chill 2 hours. Serve over ice; garnish with cranberries and fruit slices, if desired.
To serve as a warm mulled cocktail, transfer mixture to a Dutch oven and heat just until it begins to boil. Garnish, if desired.
ENJOY!!




9 comments:

  1. 2 kids, 1 dog, a husband, a big house, an even bigger yard - where in the world do you find the time to make homemade cranberry sangria?

    It looks and sounds really good.

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    1. Good question Carol! I am not sure! But I sure am glad I did! This was the second year, and it will definitely be a yearly tradition. The neighbors enjoy it, it really tastes good, and it feels nice to give something made with local ingredients instead of just buying something off of a shelf. I hope you have a wonderful start to the new year.

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  2. Sounds so good..and looks festive too..Enjoy your New Years! xo

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    1. Thanks Sherri! Happy New Year to you as well!

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  3. Looks delicious!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and may all your wishes for 2014 come true!
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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    1. Thanks Melissah! Christmas was beautiful. I hope you have enjoyed your holiday time as well. Happy New Year!

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  4. Now THAT'S the way to celebrate on a cold night! YUM! And how appropriate, from your neck of the New England woods! HAPPY NEW YEAR MONICA! Anita

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well my dear friend!

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  5. I love Sangria! I wish I could have some with you! The next best thing is to make the same recipe as yours! Thank you! Happy New Year! To you! xoxo Jen

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Thanks for chatting!

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