Who’s playing host/ess this NYE? I think planning a New Years party can sometimes feel a little hectic since you go from celebrating Christmas to ringing in the new year a week later, so finding simple ideas you can pull together without much time and effort helps (did you see this post from earlier this week on how to plan the perfect quick & simple NYE party?). That doesn’t mean it has to look thrown together, but no- one needs to know you pulled off your new years bash in record time. And that’s where a bevvy like this comes in: dress up your favourite wine and whip up a batch of sangria for your guests to sip before you break out the bubbly. It’s tasty, takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Just think of it as grown- up punch- yum.
– 1 cup grapefruit juice
– 1 tbsp lime juice
– 1 can of lemon- lime pop or sparkling water
– 1 orange, sliced
– 1 lime, sliced
– 1 cup fresh cranberries (or use another berry if you prefer)
–optional: 1- 2 tbsp white sugar to taste
1. In a pitcher mix the wine, pop, and juices together. If you want it a little sweeter, stir in sugar until dissolved & you’ve reached the sweetness you prefer.
2. Add in the slices of fresh orange and lime, followed by the cranberries on top. Allow to sit for an hour or two (or longer if you have time) for a full- flavoured sangria. Serve chilled or with ice.
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