It's the holiday season, which means almost every weekend is jam-packed with parties and festive activities. Make sure you're prepping for a good time by having the right food, tunes, and drinks lined up. It's difficult to think of something to serve that everyone will enjoy, but sangria is super simple to make, and it can be easily served to a big group of friends. There are different types of sangria that pair best with each season, so you'll need to have some easy sangria recipes for fall on deck.
Let's be honest, a refreshing summery sangria is all well and good, but it just wouldn't fit in as well with the turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie you'll be consuming. A lot of these recipes have apples in them, so you and your squad can even plan a fall outing to a farm for apple picking in preparation.
Other than gathering ingredients, you're probably super busy planning the rest of your Turkey Day plans, so we'll take care of getting the recipes for you. We've gathered these seven sangria tutorials that will pair great with your Thanksgiving meal. We're so thankful for the combination of wine and fruit that provides us with this tasty drink, just like we're grateful to have all our friends and family together again for the holidays. So, drink up and be merry this holiday season with a nice glass of sangria in hand.
1. Orange, Pear, Apple, And Cinnamon Sangria
You can't go wrong with whipping up a beverage that highlights apples and cinnamon for the fall. This sangria features both cinnamon and a dash of brandy, so your family and friends will be getting an extra kick with every sip.
You can also create a non-alcoholic version of this drink for anyone who's not drinking this holiday season, by substituting the wine and brandy for more 7 Up.
2. Apple Cinnamon Sangria
This is another super simple apple cinnamon recipe that spotlights the best fall flavors. Just an FYI, I'll drink anything with cinnamon whiskey in it, so I'm seriously digging this recipe. It's also a great idea to find a similar sangria dispenser like the one in this tutorial for your party plans.
3. Apple, Pomegranate, And Fig Sangria
This is a perfect tutorial for anyone who's a true red wine fanatic. This recipe has a beautiful autumnal red color to match the cranberry sauce you're serving on the table, so get your iPhone ready to snap an Instagram-worthy picture. Pomegranate and fig are fall flavors you might not necessarily think of at first to put in your sangria, but we're here for it.
4. Apple Pie Sangria
If you're serving apple pie for dessert this holiday, why not have an apple pie drink to accompany it? In fact, we should make the whole Thanksgiving meal all about apple pie, in my opinion. If that were the case, I'd be extra thankful this year, because it #blessed me with not one, but many, apple pies (which are my fave).
5. Sparkling Apple Sangria
Sparkling wine is a fan favorite, which is why it deserves an invite to your holiday festivities. This tasty recipe is incredibly easy to make, which will take some stress off your plate as you're prepping food in the kitchen. I'm sure everyone will be going in for more of this bubbly drink.
6. Autumn Sangria
Here's a recipe that works well with either red or white wine. If you're having a lot of guests over, you can prepare both options. This way, the red wine lovers and white wine fans will both be happy. Of course, if you're like me, you'll be trying both.
7. Pumpkin Spice Sangria
A pumpkin spice sangria is essential for your Thanksgiving meal. You've probably been drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes since they made their comeback at Starbucks this fall, so this sangria recipe is truly meant for you. If you're feeling creative, serve your sangria out of a pumpkin bowl like the one in this video.