Saturday, December 15, 2012

20(ish)--- Mulled White Sangria

The ethanol in wine and other alcoholic beverages has been shown to decrease inflammation, and therefore in moderation may decrease the risk of heart disease.  Add some fruit for additional antioxidants and voila! It's almost healthy.

This is the perfect holiday party drink. It's warm, it's spiced, it's fruity. And it's easy to make ahead of time.

Mulled White Sangria
Serves 12-14

2 bottles dry white wine (I used a chardonnay)
3 cups pear nectar (use apple juice if you cannot find nectar)
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 oz vanilla vodka
3 cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
1 pear, sliced
1 cup sliced green grapes

Mix all ingredients together in a slow cooker and heat on low for 6 hours.  Transfer to a air pot or serve from slow cooker with a ladle. Serve warm garnished with fruit.

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