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Tis the season, for Holiday drinks....

It's that time of year to hangout with family and friends, and sometimes you just need a drink.....

Here are some boozy and non-boozy drinks. Happy Holidays, my friends! If you have questions drop me a comment. I'm happy to help.

Cranberry Apple Punch


- One Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced 

- One orange, thinly sliced

- One pear, thinly sliced

- 1 cup fresh cranberries

- 2 cups OJ

- 4 cups cranberry juice

- 4 cups Pineapple Juice (Can add in Ginger Ale if you want some added bubbles)


-Large Pitcher


Let’s make a drink:

In your pitcher add in the apples, oranges, pear and cranberries. Pour in all the juice and let it sit overnight. When ready to sure, pour over ice and enjoy!

Boozy version:

Add in 2 cups cran-apple vodka and 2 cups of vanilla rum.

I have numerous sangria recipes, ready for any season, party or event! Here’s one of my Winters ones:

Winter Sangria


- 1/2 cup Triple Sec

- 1 cup Blackberry Brandy (Manischewitz)

- One orange, halved and then sliced

- One lime, sliced

- One pear, sliced

- 1 cup OJ

- 1 cup pomegranate juice

- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

- 1/4 cup agave nectar

- 3 sticks of cinnamon

-1 magnum of dry red wine (or 2 bottles of wine)


- Pitcher

- Ice

Let's make a drink!

In a large pitcher add in your agave nectar, triple sec, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and the fruit, pomegranate seeds and cinnamon sticks. Give it a few stirs and add in wine. I let my sangria sit over night, but at least let yours sit for 8 hours so the flavors can combine.  Pour over ice or serve chilled. I usually make a few pitchers of this because it goes fast.

Oh, you hate the color, red…weird, but I have a white sangria just for you!! 

White Winterland Sangria


- 1 cup halved cranberries

- 1 Granny smith apple, chopped

- 3 Rosemary, sprigs

- 2 cups white cranberry juice

- 2 cups Sparkling apple cider (Martinelli’s)

- Magnum of white wine. (I use Pinot Grigio)




Let's make a drink!

Add fruit to pitcher, muddle the rosemary to where it aromatic and toss it in the pitcher. Pour in sparkling cider, cranberry juice and white wine. Let chill 8 hours over overnight.  I don’t serve these in a pitcher. I pour the sangria in ice filled glasses, top with some fruit from the pitcher, a new sprig of rosemary and top off with some fresh cider so it still has the bubbles to it. I pour about 2 tablespoons on top to each glass.

Apple Cider Punch


- 8 cups apple cider

- 4 cups white grape juice

- 1 bottle sparkling apple cider (Martinelli’s)

- 1 cup orange juice

- 10 star anises*

- 3 large Golden Delicious apples, thinly sliced.




Let’s make a drink!

In a pitcher, add in apple cider, grape juice, sparkling cider, and orange juice, star anises and sliced apples. Let sit for 2 hours and pour over ice. Garnish can be an apple and star.

*If you don’t have or can’t find Star Anises, the ground will be fine. I have a hack for that. If you have tea bag or tea infuser/ball. Add in 2 teaspoons of ground anise. Set it into hot water for a minute so the flavors unlike and then toss it into your pitcher.

Boozy Version:

3 cups spiced rum

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