Holiday Party Menu w/ Winter Cranberry Sangria

I recently hosted a small Holiday Gift Wrapping party with lots of ribbon and bows and wanted to share my favorite drink recipe and holiday menu with you. 

Winter Cranberry Sangria
1 bottle sweet red wine - should have made double
3 cups lemon-lime soda
1 1/2 cups orange juice
 2 cups fresh cranberries
That's eat, easy right?
A splash of Cranberry juice, or pinch of cinnamon would be perfect here too.

Wrapping Party Menu:
* 2 cream cheese balls  - one covered in raspberry chipotle sauce the other rolled in cheddar and almond. Both were served with sesame seed infused crackers.
* Chicken Pigs in a blanket (haven't eaten mammals in years).
* Veggie tray with broccoli, cherry tomatoes and ranch dressing. -Perfect holiday spread.
* Cubed Gouda - my Fav.
* Spice Cake mini cupcakes drizzled with vanilla.

It was important to me to keep the menu filling, since the party was hosted during dinner time, yet finger foods so that my guests could wrap and eat at the same time.

What's your favorite holiday cocktail?


  1. Wow! Can you make some of that for us when we get there?? How is it that I'm the only one that didn't get the cooking gene?