In just a few short weeks, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family. We love to entertain around the holidays and when it’s our turn to host, our shopping list can become quite long. Other than the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pies, there is one other essential that we never ever forget — the wine!
Today I went shopping for wine, namely a red blend which is the perfect pairing for a rich and flavorful turkey dinner. Look for warm, toasty aromas and flavors, including jammy blackberry, vanilla, and baking spices.
When we host a dinner party, I love to create a signature drink for our guests. This Winter Berry Red Wine Spritzer is flavorful and refreshing combination of red wine, Italian soda and frozen fruit. I love to serve it mule-style inside my favorite copper mugs because they keep the drink perfectly chilled and delightfully bubbly. It’s perfectly festive and delicious and will set the tone for upcoming holiday dinners.
You could skip the sugared rosemary but they look like snow-covered glistening trees, so why would you want to? They’re super easy to make: Just dip each sprig into water, then sprinkle with superfine sugar and lay flat to dry on wax paper or parchment.
What I love about this cocktail, as with most of the recipes we feature here is that it is fuss-free. Typically the holiday dinners we host include upwards of 20 guests, so I’ll take easy when I can get it. I love to roast my turkey after I’ve done a quick seasoning and stuff it with fresh herbs.
- 1 part chilled red wine
- 2 parts pomegranate Italian soda, chilled
- frozen berries and orange slices
- sugared rosemary garnish
- Pour liquid ingredients into a copper mug and stir.
- Drop in 5 or 6 frozen berries and a frozen orange slice.
- Garnish with sugared rosemary for festive winter style.