Keep holiday party guests smiling with a flavor-filled, spiced-pear sangria with a champagne twist.
By: Stephen Phillips
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For the holiday season, go with a classic cocktail like sangria that your guest sure sure to enjoy. Add a splash of champagne for a twist

Serves 8-10


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


  1. In a large pitcher, add the pears, apples, cloves and nutmeg.
  2. Add the Damiana liqueur and stir.
  3. Add the wine and stir gently.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.

When you're ready to serve, pour in your champagne, stirring it slowly within the mixture. Serve in an ice-filled wineglass.

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