Keep holiday party guests smiling with a flavor-filled, spiced-pear sangria with a champagne twist.
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1 bottle chilled dry white wine
1 bottle chilled champagne (modestly good champagne will do)
3 oz. Damiana liqueur (herbal liqueur with citrus and vanilla flavors)
2 freshly sliced pears
2 apples (sliced and cored)
20 whole cloves
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- In a large pitcher, add the pears, apples, cloves and nutmeg.
- Add the Damiana liqueur and stir.
- Add the wine and stir gently.
- Refrigerate overnight.
When you're ready to serve, pour in your champagne, stirring it slowly within the mixture. Serve in an ice-filled wineglass.
Top this warm cocktail off with whipped cream that's infused with whiskey.