Happy Thursday! We have almost made it to Friday and you know what that means: drink time!

This week Nicole and I are celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz because the IMAX version comes out this weekend. I’m not much of a movie person and I am forever getting The Wizard of Oz confused with Willa Wonka. Isn’t that weird? Like, they are nothing alike but I always have to stop and think about which is which.

I do know that there are ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz and I never miss an opportunity to make something red and sparkly. I decided to put an apple cider sangria in my sprinkle-rimmed glasses because it’s just the perfect time of year for cider. Plus honeycrisps showed up in my grocery store this week! Yeeeesss!

The sangria is amazing. I love that it’s super fall-ish with the cider but the bubbly wine makes it seem less heavy and rich. I love it and I see it becoming a big favorite for fall and winter parties.

Nicole made Over the Rainbow Drinks which might be the cutest drink ever! Go check it out!

One year ago: Yogurt Banana Bread
Two years ago: Pumpkin Waffles
Three years ago: Beautiful Burger Buns

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
  • 1 bottle chilled sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 large apple thinly sliced
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
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