Citrus Sangria with Maple Syrup and Pomegranate
This festive and colourful drink can be made with whatever fruits are in season, and with or without alcohol by using sparkling apple juice instead. It's perfect for entertaining - all you have to do is cut the fruits in advance and add the rest of the ingredients when your guests arrive. It's a simple cocktail that'll cause a sensation!
1 (750 mL) bottle of sparkling white wine, prosecco or sparkling apple juice
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 pears, thinly sliced
2 sliced oranges
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
2 cinnamon sticks
PRANA organic fair trade cane sugar or PRANA organic coconut palm sugar (to frost glass rims)
Juice of 1 lemon
In a large pitcher, mix wine, maple syrup, fruit and cinnamon sticks. Put in refrigerator and allow the flavours to mix about 30 minutes (no more or it will lose its fizz).
Pour lemon juice in a shallow bowl and cane sugar in another. Dip glass rims first in juice, then sugar.
Fill glasses with sangria and enjoy!