Posts tagged: cranberry
Cheers to the holidays, friends!
Christmas is next week! How did that creep up so fast? If you're anything like me, you're frantically planning your holiday get togethers, trying to find the perfect (and easiest) recipes to serve your family and friends. When it comes to cocktail hour, my family takes their drinks very seriously. Instead of stocking an entire bar, this year I'm going straight for buckets of sangria to serve.
Any holiday festivities you have planned NEED this sangria. It's full of the traditional holiday flavors you know and love, plus it brings an extra festive element to any get together with the fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks floating about.
You'll be hard pressed to find anyone who will turn down a second glass... Or third.
INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher ad refrigerate for at least 5 to 6 hours before serving (ideally overnight).
Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett
It's time to get some Bubbly Thanksgiving Sangria up in this holiday week! With all the family and friends coming to town, the recipes being created and the nuttiness that is Thanksgiving, this sangria recipe is the magical recipe to make sure you survive.
This sangria pair perfectly with turkey day and all the fixings that go along with that tasty meat. It's bubbly, light, and festive so it's a great opener for the whole dinner. It pairs with practically anything and boosts the holiday mood like crazy!
So pour a couple of bottles into a pitcher, whip up the deliciousness, and kick back to enjoy everything that is Thanksgiving.
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INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Chill for at least two hours before serving.
*Recipe, photos, and video by Meghan Bassett
Sometimes you just want something the whole family can enjoy and warm up with during these cold months. With Christmas right around the corner, we like to whip out an easy drink recipe that even the little kiddos can indulge in. This Crockpot Cranberry Mulled Cider is the perfect festive drink for all of your family and friends to enjoy!
It's warm, full of delicious spices and takes literally no effort to make. While you are enjoying Christmas morning festivities, this cider can be brewing in the slow cooker so by the time all the presents are opened, you can pour a giant glass for everyone. If you have an annual family snowball fight or sledding planned anytime this winter, this is the drink to warm you up from the inside out.
Simply add some vodka for in the adult glasses so that the season can be even more merry and bright!
Serves 10 to 12 INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Heat for 2 to 3 hours on low. Serve.
*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett
The first week of football is wrapping up and we couldn't be more excited. We are sad to see the end of summer so clearly, but all that football and tailgating amazingness in front of us is comforting our souls hardcore right about now. You know we are allllll about that tailgating food, but we also want to make sure we have the drinks part covered for y'all too. What's a tailgate party without some booze anyway? So we're bringing you these 15 fall cocktails to keep your tailgating spirits high (and extra boozy). These cocktails have all that apple and pumpkin goodness you start craving the moment September 1st rolls around, plus some extra odds and ends cocktails to give you a break once you start wearing yourself on everything apple and pumpkin. One of our favorite manly drinks below (pictured above) is Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon. Our smokers are running well into fall, low and slow, so we take advantage of that smoke by bottling it up with some bourbon. Top it with a slice of candied bacon and all the dudes out there basically melt as soon as they see it. It's also the perfect consolation prize if someone's team loses. As long as you give them one of these, you can mock them all you want.
Apple Pie Bourbon Shots - Delish