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posted: 12/12/2012 6:50 AM

Christmas Sangria

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  • Greet guests with a glass of Christmas Sangria and they might not notice that the party food came from the drive-through.

      Greet guests with a glass of Christmas Sangria and they might not notice that the party food came from the drive-through.
    Associated Press

 

1 bottle (750 ml) fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais

cup fresh clementine or orange juice

cup unsweetened pomegranate juice

cup Grand Marnier liqueur

1 firm pear with the skin, cored and cut into -inch cubes (about 2 cups)

2 clementines or 1 orange, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise

Arils from 1 pomegranate

2 tablespoons superfine sugar

In a large bowl combine all ingredients and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Chill, tightly covered, at least 8 hours before serving.

Serves eight.

Nutrition values per serving: 180 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated), 24 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 1 g protein, 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium.

Sara Moulton for The Associated Press

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