It's so fitting that B and M over at The Sequin Notebook invited me to participate in a monthly cocktail recipe link up, because one of my resolutions was definitely to blog and connect with local bloggers more, AND I have a killer recipe for winter sangria that is perfect for this post.
Every year, my family takes turns at Christmas making new cocktails.. maybe because we all can't stand to be around one another without drinking a ridiculous amount, and we needed variety - just kidding, we legitimately love each other, we just express it more with drinks ;)
This year, I volunteered to make a drink, since I have a Pinterest account that's beautiful in theory, and really bad in my actually going about creating some of the things I've been pinning. I'm thrilled that this winter sangria was what I went with, because it was the biggest crowd pleaser and is ridiculously easy to make.
1 bottle white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
1 bottle sparkling cider
1 Granny Smith apple (chopped)
1 Gala apple (chopped)
1-2 cups cranberries
(The recipe calls for 1-2 sliced clementines, but I wasn't in the mood to make another trip to the store, so I skipped and think it turned out just perfect).
Combine wine and cider.
Put it in a beautiful glass and watch it really catch up to you after 3 or 4 glasses.
It was seriously the easiest drink, it looks beautiful, and was delicious (and I am usually not a white wine fan).
via Pinterest, where I found the recipe.
via our family Christmas, where I drank and drank