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Thanksgiving Sangria

A fruity drink recipe perfect for party. Filled with white wine, rose wine, apple cider, maple syrup, brandy and cinnamon. 

This sangria is not your average, traditional sangria. But then again I think most recipes vary from place to place, hence this is my version. It is simple and very easy to bring together. You don’t need much to make it but you to do a little shopping to ensure you have everything ready ahead of time. It is perfect for thanksgiving and definitely serves a crowd. This recipe is made for 4 people but you could double it up to feed more. I have used a wine glass to serve this but you can use any glass you have, they also look cute in short glasses. 

To make this Thanksgiving Sangria we need white wine, rose wine, brandy, apple cider, maple syrup, lemon juice and a few flavorings such as, cinnamon, star anise, apple slices, orange slices, cranberries and lemon slices. Sometimes I like to add lemongrass into the pitcher as well. You can use lime slices or even some berries that you prefer. This is seasonal hence try to stick with ingredients that are perfect this time of the year. 

I like to chill the white wine, rose wine and apple cider so I don’t need to add any ice into the pitcher. You can use ice if you like but it does dilute the sangria a bit, which is not bad as this is a potent drink. Don’t be fooled by its calming color and beauty – she packs a punch with every sip. I have used fresh fruits here to add more flavor but you could use any one fruit or choose your favorites and go with that. Instead of maple syrup you can add apple butter or apple sauce to the sangria for sweetness. I have also used honey sometimes. I have used a dry white wine that is not sweet, as the rose wine is sweet and the maple is sweet. The lemon juice adds freshness and balances out the drink. If you don’t have rose wine you can leave it out or use a raspberry breezer to get that amber color. 

Food pairing –

This Thanksgiving Sangria recipe works well with the shepherds pie, tomato galette, Mac and cheese, spruced up dinner rolls, pumpkin harvest salad, chicken puffs etc. As for desserts, I would recommend serving this with the chocolate tart, pound cake, no bake pumpkin pie etc. Check out the recipes section for more inspiration. 

You can check out the non alcoholic sangria recipe here. Now that we have covered how to make this Thanksgiving Sangria, you can have a look at the recipe video on my socials but let’s get to it. 

If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to share it with me on instagram so I can see how it turned out. I’d love nothing more than to chat with you on your cooking/baking.

Thanksgiving Sangria

A fruity drink recipe perfect for party. Filled with white wine, rose wine, apple cider, maple syrup, brandy and cinnamon.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Bar, Brunch, Celebration, Cocktail, Cocktails, Drinks, Party, Sun Downer
Cuisine American, Spanish
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Pitcher
  • Stirring spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups White wine
  • 1 cup Rose wine
  • 1/4 cup Brandy
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup Apple cider

Flavorings-

  • 1/2 Apple sliced
  • 1/2 Orange sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon sliced
  • 1/3 cup Cranberries fresh
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 3 Star anise

To serve-

  • Pumpkin spice
  • Castor sugar
  • Lemon wedge

Instructions
 

  • In a large pitcher, add the white wine, rose wine, brandy, lemon juice, maple syrup and stir together.
  • Add the cranberries, cinnamon sticks, star anise, apple slices, orange slices, lemon slices and stir. Top the pitcher with apple cider.
  • Wipe the rip of your glasses with the lemon wedge. Mix the pumpkin spice and sugar in a plate, rim the glass with the spiced sugar and pour the sangria into it. Garnish with more fruit.
  • Notes:
  • I would recommend chilling the white wine and rose wine before hand or else you will need ice to make this sangria.
  • You can use any fruit you like - ideally something in season.

Notes

  • I would recommend chilling the white wine and rose wine before hand or else you will need ice to make this sangria.
  • You can use any fruit you like - ideally something in season.

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