Welp, it’s another Thursday and I CANNOT believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Today I’m sharing with you a sangria recipe that is PERFECT to share (or not) with your family and friends during the holidays: Spiced Cranberry Apple Sangria.
I recently made this sangria for Our State Magazine‘s food blog, Our State Eats which focuses the heritage and foods of my home state of North Carolina. When I recently went on a cross-country road trip, I could definitely tell that I’m a homebody at heart… I love where I live and there’s no place like home here in NC. Don’t get me wrong: I was greatly appreciative of the experience of a lifetime! But dang wasn’t I glad to be home.
Finding out that Chance has cancer 2 days after getting home was a tough pill to swallow. I’ve tried to spend as much quality time with him as I can during his last days. A big thanks to my best friend, Melissa Clark, for taking pictures of us at the shore the other day. This is his favorite spot to run and play, and most people know him by name at the shore. We’ve spent many days and evenings on this little beach.
It seems like when life gets tough, there’s always little gifts and blessings that come along right when you need them. Since I started being so fanatic over food photography, it has always been my ultimate dream to have a photograph grace a magazine that I was passionate about. I’m so excited to say that I’m going to have a full page holiday cocktail (an awesome Cranberry Bourbon Martini!) in the December issue of Our State Magazine… WORD.
Merry Christmas to me. I think I’ll just stare at it all day in disbelief when it comes in the mail (LOL).
This sangria is chock full of cranberries and apples… clove-studded lemon wheels add a hint of spicy citrus that takes an already delicious sangria to a whole new level. You can get the full recipe by visiting Our State Magazine here. What’s your favorite holiday sangria?