Holidays can get hectic, but your gatherings don’t have to be. Picture this: Veroni’s authentic Italian charcuterie paired with a winter-inspired sangria, the icon Spanish drink very popular in Italy!
Veroni Italian Charcuterie
Let’s kick off with the star of the show – Veroni’s Italian charcuterie. Imagine prosciutto, salami, and other cured meats creating a taste journey from salty to savory with a hint of sweet. Arrange the assortment of quality meats, cheeses, and more on a nice board because we know presentation matters as much as taste.
The Best Winter Sangria
Now, onto the pairing – my winter sangria.
Start with a fruity and dry red wine and add in a mix of winter flavors: apple, pear, orange, blackberry, cinnamon, rosemary, and more! All flavors that go so well with Veroni’s meat & cheese trays. Dice up crisp apples, juicy pears, and tart blackberries before squeezing in some fresh orange citrus for some added zing. And the game- changer? A hint of cinnamon and rosemary for that fresh winter aroma.
Strengthen the sangria with cognac and orange liqueur, adding a touch of sweetness. I’m not a fan of adding any syrup to my sangrias, but for a little added effervescence and sweetness, we’ll be topping this beverage with a crisp sparkling apple cider.
Elevate your winter gatherings with this winning combo of Italian charcuterie and winter sangria. It’s not just food; it’s a gourmet experience!
Find joy in the simple pleasures of good company and delicious flavors. Cheers!
Serves 6-8 people
- 1 bottle of Fruity and Dry Red Wine (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon or Tempranillo)
- 2 oz brandy
- 2 oz orange Liqueur
- 1 apple sliced
- 2 oranges (1 sliced, and the other juiced into the mixture)
- 1 pear sliced
- 1 cup of blackberries
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 oz simple syrup (optional)
- Sparkling apple cider to top
In a large pitcher, add all ingredients except for the sparkling apple cider. Stir to combine, then place the pitcher of sangria into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Once the sangria is chilled, and the flavors have had the opportunity to meld it is ready to serve!
Serve the drink into a glass over ice, and top with sparkling apple cider. Garnish with sangria infused fruit, a sprig of rosemary, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!