Welcome back! The days are just flying by and before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us. Baby girl was only 8 months old last year, so this year I am excited to see how she enjoys the day. Hopefully, I will be able to get her to watch a little of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She loves balloons so fingers crossed!
Now that we have figured out how to dress comfortable but cute it’s time to figure out what to take. I don’t know about y’all but I get tired of making the same things every holiday. It usually ends up being something cheese and crackers, crackers and some sort of dip, or green bean casserole. *YAWN!* For this Thanksgiving, I thought I would switch things up and try a festive and tasty Sangria. Besides, who doesn’t love the guest that brings the alcohol!?
This Thanksgiving drink is super easy to make. You can take all of your ingredients to your host’s house and assemble there. Plus, this way you will have extra fruit so everyone can garnish their own glass!
I will be honest with y’all, this is not an original recipe I created. I did find it on Pinterst, but be warned, the recipe underneath the picture is not the same recipe. Ask me how I know…..yup, I purchased all of the wrong ingredients!
Now that I had the correct ingredients it was time to mix it up. Everything was super easy to put together. The hardest part was just cutting up the apple and orange (I added the orange as an extra). I’m not a big fan of dry wine, not really a fan of it all, so I was a little worried I wouldn’t like it. That being said, I enjoyed this for liking only the super sweet stuff. When I make it again, I may either cut the wine down some and add more juice or just try it out with sweeter wine.
Not only is the drink easy to make but it looks really great too. There is something about a drink that has fruit or little extras in it that makes me feel like Martha Stewart herself would be proud. And I’m talking about good extras, not like a bug or something.
This was my first time making my own sangria and I can’t stress enough how easy it was! There will definitely be more home made sangria in my future! Do you have a favorite go-to recipe for Thanksgiving, or are you looking for something new also? Let me know!!
1 Bottle Dry White Wine
6oz Cranberry Coctail Juice
6oz Apple Juice
(get the small bottles of these unless you really love apple and cranberry cocktail juices)
1 Apple Thinly Sliced
1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries
1 rosemary Sprig
12oz Club Soda
1 Orange Sliced