The holiday season is upon us (as if you didn’t know this already), and we’re all in a celebratory mood, I was SO proud of us at Casa de Crews for getting our Christmas tree up after our Thanksgiving feast for two.
So on Black Friday, I was ready to keep that holiday cheer going. Falalalalala. But sadly, I have a husband in law school; meaning I am generally ready to celebrate the season alone, while Jason begins to cram for finals. After three years of this, I have learned to deal with it, but I definitely don’t like it (not that my law student husband does either).
Lucky for me, I have some great neighbors just across the street (with the same floor plan, and two adorable fur-babes – we were for sure meant to be friends) who were happy to help me stay in the Christmas spirit!
Both Audrey and I were sent a very generous package of Anew wines – with Pinot Grigio and Rosé. So what are two bloggy neighbors to do with a free day to hang? Make festive drinks (and tapas), of course!
I made a pitcher of Holiday Sangria (adapted from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen), and homemade Spinach and Artichoke Dip (recipe coming soon!) with crostini, and veggies.
Pinot Grigio is perfect for sangria. It’s light, not too sweet, and mixes well with lots of fruit. So I knew making a Holiday Sangria was a no-brainer! This sangria is going on my menu over the weekend, as I host a little shindig with co-workers, and will most likely make its way to our annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Par-tay!Wow your friends with a festive pitcher of Holiday Sangria this season! #anewTGIT Click To Tweet
- 1 bottle white wine (suggested: Pinot Grigio)
- 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
- 1 cup carbonated water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2-1 cup vodka
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 orange, chopped
- Chop apple and oranges and place in the bottom of a pitcher with pomegranate seeds.
- Add in cinnamon sticks, carbonated water, wine, cinnamon, and raw honey. Stir well.
- Add in vodka (I start with 1/2 cup), mix and taste- adjust as desired.
A huge thanks to my neighbors, Sam and Audrey, for having me over for drinks and eats so I wasn’t a lonely law-school widow.
A huge thanks to Anew wines for sponsoring this post (no compensation was made, only payment in wine (thankyouverymuch))
Do you have a signature drink, or dish you bring to holiday parties?