Posts tagged: wineMy ultimate go-to holiday party item is always a huge antipasti platter. I love all the different flavors and textures. You can really have a lot of fun with it! The real bonus is it requires very little effort and it always looks stunning.
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
Can you believe we are only a couple weeks away from Christmas?! I don't know about you, but December is flying by. I am deep into the holiday celebrations and with tons of friends and family to give gifts to, I'm starting to get a little overwhelmed.
This year, I decided that all my boozy friends and family need a little homemade touch (and my wallet could honestly use the break too). Instead of buying a ton of gifts, I'm making everyone these adorable DIY Holiday Wine Glasses! I know they might look a little intimidating to make, but they are SO easy. You can just pick up some wine glasses on the cheap (this is where those dollar stores come in handy!), then decorate them any way you like. I love the simple "Cheers" on these glasses, but you can also decorate them with an artistic flair, or even use a longer quote. You can make them personal for everyone you plan to give them to!
INSTRUCTIONS: Decorate the glasses with random dots, lines or whatever pattern you desire (or no pattern at all!).
Print out desired quote or saying on a piece of paper. Using tape, attached the quote to the inside of the wine glass with the text facing out and in the position you desire.
Use a paint pen (one that works on glass!) to trace the quote in your desired color. Let dry completely.
Gift to any of your friends and family - or just keep these darling glasses to yourself to celebrate the holidays with!
*DIY and Photos by Meghan Bassett
The holidays are all about making things merry and bright for everyone and anyone in your world, aren't they? It could be a little token of affection, a box of freshly baked cookies, or turning your next holiday cocktail hour/party into a true celebration with the best holiday cocktails. We know how important it is to bring extra cheer to the season, and we really know how important it is to have the perfect cocktail on hand. We're rounding up these 11 Cocktail Recipes to Make Your Christmas Merry & Bright to make sure you can celebrate in style all season long! From egg nog to cider, sangria to carefully handcrafted cocktails, this round up has everything you are looking for (and more!). Break out the bar cart, get those fancy cocktail glasses down from the shelves and let's toast to the merriest season of all!
Gingerbread Spice Cocktail - Sauce + Style
Cranberry Sangria - Sauce + Style
Boozy White Hot Chocolate - Sauce + Style
Candy Cane Cocktail - Mix That Drink
Sugar Cookie Martini - Crazy for Crust
Apple Pie on the Rocks - Gal on a Mission
Cranberry Apple Old Fashioned - Lipgloss and Crayons
Bourbon Eggnog - The Kitchen
Hot Cider Nog - Swanky Recipes
Winter WonderJam Whiskey Smash - She Eats
Candy Cane Shooters - Hairspray and Higheels Cheers to a very merry holiday season, piggy peeps!
With March Madness starting to set in, March is the month of snacks and munchies for us! It just so happens to be one of our favorite times of the year because it gives us the excuse to pull out all our favorite standby snacks as we stream the games all day, every day. Of course, sometimes we like to get a little classy up in here with our snacking. There’s only so much beer you can drink in one month, right? It's about time we switched over to some wine for those grape-obsessed during our favorite time of the year. That’s why we’ve put together the ULTIMATE snack and wine pairing guide so you can feel classy AF while you sit back, pig out on your favorite snacks and watch your favorite team demolish everyone else with each passing week. Love your white wines? Here’s the snacks you’ll want to bring to the table with your all-time fav wines while you root for the upsets:
More of a red aficionado? Get rich and deep with these tasty pairings as you discuss who will be in the final showdown:
Can’t decide between red and white? Good news, we’ve got you covered with BOTH for these munchies. Who's got time and patience to choose when your team's championship is on the line, am I right?
You'll get that three-pointer you've been prepping for all season with this guide, trust me. Don’t forget to check out our March Munchie Madness bracket challenge for the chance to win some serious tasty treats! We're about halfway through the brackets but there's plenty more knock-down drag out fights left in our tasty contest. One lucky winner will win each round, and the next winner could be YOU. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for more ways to enter to win.