Bringing a bottle of wine to dinner is nice but why not spice it up a little? I love ordering sangria at restaurants; but believe it or not this was my first time actually making my own. It will now be one of my specialties because it’s so easy, delicious and pretty! I wanted to make it look and taste great with all the yummy Thanksgiving food so I threw together some traditional harvest ingredients to give it a little Fall twist.
*Makes about 12 servings (depending on who you invite over)
*note: you will need 2 large pitchers or a large beverage dispenser. I made this a large batch recipe because it’s designed for Thanksgiving dinner, but if you only want one pitcher, cut recipe in half.
4 apples “(I used honeycrisp)
1/2 C pomegranate seeds
6 cinnamon sticks (more for garnishing)
5 C spiced apple cider
2 C club soda
2 (750 ml) bottles of white wine (I recommend Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon blanc)
1 C brandy
-Cut oranges and pears into slices
-Core apples and cut into chunks
-Place cinnamon sticks and cut fruit in pitcher or dispenser and pour liquids over
-Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, but maximum of 12 hours, before serving
-Pour sangria and fruit into glasses and garnish