Perfect for Thanksgiving: 5 Fall Sangrias

Sangria is one of my favorite things. It combines fruit, which is good, and wine, which I love, into something absolutely divine. And you don't even have to buy expensive wine. There are those who advocate using good wine for sangria, but I'm a firm believer in finding the cheapest bottle at the grocery store. Seeing that three dollar wine transformed in something delicious and drinkable is nothing short of magical.

Sangria is typically thought of as a hot-weather drink, and when the cold sets in each year I miss it terribly. There's always mulled wine to look forward to (and I love mulled wine), but nothing can quite take the place of a tall glass of wine and fruit. That's why I've scoured the distant reaches of the internet to bring you these fall-appropriate sangrias. Now there's something to be thankful for.

Pictured above, left to right:

1. This cranberry sangria would be the perfect complement to Thanksgiving dinner.
2. Honeycrisp apple sangria.
3. A wintry white sangria with spices, apples, and pears.
4. A red wine sangria with apples, pears, and pomegranate.
5. Spiced apple cider sangria.

Nancy Mitchell is sangria's biggest fan. You can find more of her recipes and writing on her blog, The Backyard Bartender.

Related: Springtime Refresher: Strawberry Sangria

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