These Holiday Batch Cocktails are simple, delicious, and perfect for quick and easy crowd pleasers at Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving!
For the Orange Cranberry Sangria
1 – 2 Apples, cut into chunks or thinly slices, divided
½ cranberries, divided
Juice of a tangerine
¼ cup brown sugar
1 Bottle of red wine, we recommend Merlot
1 or more tangerine, cut into slices
¼ cup Apple brandy, we used Laird’s Applejack
4 dashes Bitters
1 can Spindrift Cranberry Raspberry Sparkling Water
For the Holiday Bourbon Lemon Apple Cider
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Cinnamon, for the rim, plus more for garnish
1 lemon, cut in half
20 oz Apple cider
5 oz bourbon
5 oz Apple Brandy, we used Laird’s Applejack
1 ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 can Spindrift Lemon Sparkling Water
Apple slices, to garnish
Make the Orange Cranberry Sangria
In a large a pitcher, place half of the apple slices and ¼ cup of cranberries, the juice of the tangerine and brown sugar. Using a wooden spoon, muddle the fruit and brown sugar to combine and release the flavor of the fruit.
Fill the pitcher with ice. Add the bottle of red wine, apple brandy and dashes of bitters. Stir to combine.
Lastly, add the Spindrift and add the remaining apple slices, cranberries and tangerine slices to garnish.
Make the Holiday Bourbon Lemon Apple Cider
In a small shallow bowl, combine the sugar and the cinnamon. Using a lemon wedge, wet half of the rim of your drinking glasses. Place the glass upside down into the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat half of the rim.
In a small plate, add the apple wedges and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Set aside. Note: This part is optional but makes the drinks extra special.
In a large pitcher add the ice, the apple cider, bourbon, brandy, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Top with Lemon Spindrift. Garnish with the cinnamon apple slices and pour into the sugared rim glasses and enjoy!
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