Want a classic drink for the upcoming holiday entertaining? This Autumn Harvest Sangria can be made in a big batch a day ahead of time and is a perfect balance of sweet flavors.
True story, I have been obsessing over sangria this year. Something about the blend of sweet fruits and crisp liquors makes for a balanced glass that feels less strict than a glass of wine. Simply put, it’s more fun. Next to the signature house cocktail, if a sangria is on the menu while I am out enjoying myself (responsibly) chances are I am going to try it (unless mezcal is an option, then I am all in for that). Bonus, it’s so easy to make a flavor filled sangria at home.
I love greeting guests at the door, but don’t want to spend all night mixing cocktails. Having a signature drink ready and waiting allows guests to refill as needed while I get to enjoy the party. Having a group joining me for an impromptu Friendsgiving, I whipped up a meal of carrot soup, pork crown roast, cherry stuffing, au gratin potatoes, roasted brussels and this Autumn Harvest Sangria. Loaded with hard cider, a hint of vanilla whiskey, and brandy before a pile of fresh sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries went into the jar to be topped with fresh spiced cider and a bit of white wine.
With the big family holidays right around the corner, what are your go-to tips and recipes for stress-free celebrations?