#DOTW: Thanksgiving Sangria

Thanksgiving is near! I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling to decide which holiday I love more: Thanksgiving or Christmas? I’m a major foodie, so being that these holidays involve lots of cooking and baking, it’s a bit of a toss up to me. And yessss, cocktails…. We have to accompany the yummy dishes with some festive drinks, at least that’s my rule. I try not to make cocktails that a very strong, because most holiday get-togethers are family friendly, getting too drunk might be a little too much. So, a Sangria seems appropriate! I’ve tried it, loved it, and I highly recommend it. It’ll be a splash at your holiday party! And I love the fact that you can make plenty of it ahead of time, that way you have lots of time for cooking and decorating.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (I chose Papi)
  • 8 oz Hennessy
  • 20 oz Apple Cider
  • 10 oz Oceanspray Cranberry Juice
  • apple slices, orange slices, cranberries

Combine all ingredients in a large Carafe, store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (to let the fruit soak up the sangria). Stir with a large spoon before serving.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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