During the holiday season, no one really needs an excuse to drink. The whole month of December is basically weeks of cocktails, wine, eggnog, and more cocktails.

To kick off the Christmas week, we’re adding even more fuel to the fire by celebrating National Sangria Day. Get your wine bottles uncorked because this Sunday, December 20th, we’re mixing up batches of holiday sangria to celebrate. Eveleigh of Los Angeles has prepared us one strong, festive libation to get us through those last few stressful days of the holiday season. This sangria is so delicious, Santa may even be passing on the milk in exchange for a glass. Cheers!

Eveleigh’s Sangria

1 bottle of cabernet sauvignon
4 tablespoons mulling spice (bundled in cheesecloth and tied into a sachet)
Peel of an entire orange
1/4 cup allspice dram
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/4 cup Zirbenz stone pine liqueur
Thyme for garnish

1. Steep the mulling spice and orange peel with the wine for one day.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Pour into a collins glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme – rub in between your palms to express the essential oils.

xx, The FabFitFun Team