Uncommon Goods Giveaway + A Christmas Sangria

With the holidays in full swing, it’s always important to sit back, relax and take everything in.  Whether it’s with a hot cup of cocoa or a tasty cocktail, taking the time to enjoy the season makes all the craziness worth while. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite holiday recipes, it’s super easy to make and very yummy. Making this festive holiday drink over the weekend was the perfect excuse to break out my new Optimist/Pessimist glasses from Uncommon Goods.

Uncommon Goods is a one stop shop for the best gifts around, they offer a wide range of unique – many handmade – items for everyone in your life.  If you are shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts click here for some great options. If you are looking to make a gift extra special this season, Uncommon Goods has a variety of personalized items available including jewelry, prints and bar ware. For those hard to shop for women in your life, Uncommon Goods  has one of a kind gifts you won’t find anywhere else!

Cranberry & Rosemary White Christmas Sangria

Uncommon Goods Giveaway + Christmas Sangria | Layers of Meaning Blog

1 Granny Smith Apple
2 Small Braeburn Apples
1 heaping Cup Fresh Cranberries
2 Medium Rosemary Sprigs
1 Bottle Pinot Grigio
½ Cup White Grape Juice
¼ Cup Sugar (more, for garnish)
1 Can Club Soda

1. Chop up the apples in small cubes
2. In a large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients and mix well until sugar fully dissolves
3. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour
4. Add a fun “snow covered” garnish to your drink. Place about 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Lightly wet the rosemary and then roll the sprigs in the sugar until they are coated as you please.

Uncommon Goods Giveaway + Christmas Sangria | Layers of Meaning Blog


Uncommon Goods Giveaway + Christmas Sangria | Layers of Meaning Blog

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is an privately owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. Uncommon Goods makes it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers. Most of the products they carry are created in the USA, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of their company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way.

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