On the Rocks: Guava Sangria with a Touch of Sage

Happy 2013 Santa Barbara Chic readers! It’s great to kick off a New Year with one of my favorite concoctions — sangria! As I’ve said before, it’s a bit difficult to give an exact recipe because every sangria is different, and you should taste as you go adding more or less of your favorite ingredients. This winter-inspired guava sangria with a hint of sage is sure to impress. Enjoy!

Isn’t it so pretty?! I love the vibrant colors of the cranberries and sage together… And the fresh guavas (from Kelly’s humongous guava tree in her front yard) add such a lovely tropical flavor.

Ingredients:
1 bottle of rose wine
1/2 cup cognac
1/2 cup pureed guava or any other type of tropical fruit
1/2 cup pear juice
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 cup sprite
Thinly sliced orange spheres
Boiled and strained cranberries
Fresh sage
*Add all ingredients in a pitcher, tasting as you go. Set fresh sage aside and serve as a garnish for each glass to achieve a hint of sage flavor in your sangria– sage can be quite potent (do not add it in the pitcher). Serve on the rocks.
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