I’m gonna tell you right now, you need to make this for your Thanksgiving gathering next week. I mean, I know the food (and the pies) are the real star of the show on Turkey Day, but if you show up with a pitcher of this sangria, you might just outshine your Great Aunt Mildred’s sweet potato casserole. It’s *that* good.
I’m very fortunate to be from a family that generally has a good time when we get together (of course, we have our family drama, too), but if you aren’t as fortunate, and happen to be heading to a family dinner next week where someone will give you a hard time for who you voted for, what you wear, or what life choices you make—then, might I suggest dulling the pain with some spiced, appletastic sangria? Adding alcohol always makes things better, right? #sarcasm
This sangria is the epitome of a crowd-pleasing drink. It is sweet enough to mask the flavor of booze (read: it sneaks up on you), but not so sweet it feels like you’re drinking a milkshake (read: makes you sick).
I know when you think of fall and winter holidays, you think of warm beverages, but with the oven working overtime and a million people in the kitchen, I am always SO WARM at Thanksgiving. This cold, bubbly drink is per. fect. It feels festive without making me sweat through the holiday outfit I carefully picked out.
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