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Come Party With Me: Fast Thanksgiving — Drinks

As much as I love cocktails made from fresh, seasonal ingredients, sometimes there simply isn't time — especially when you need Thanksgiving dinner ready in a hurry — to juice 20 blood oranges. The grocery store liquor aisle is crowded with generic and overly-sweet cocktail mixers, but there's one brand I trust for excellent mixers: Stirrings. With their blood orange flavor you can make a quick batch of blood orange bellinis.

Serve wine at mealtime. Call your local wine shop and ask them to set aside a couple of Thanksgiving-friendly bottles for you. Use their expertise to save time. You won't have to research wine pairings or stand in the wine aisle wondering what to buy. Don't forget sparkling apple cider, water, and soda for the kids. To look at the easy blood orange bellini recipe,


Blood Orange Bellini

Blood Orange Bellini

Blood Orange Bellini


  1. 1 oz. Stirrings Blood Orange Mixer
  2. 4 oz. dry sparkling wine or champagne


  1. Chill a champagne flute.
  2. Pour the blood orange mixer into the prepared glass.
  3. Slowly top with sparkling wine. Garnish with blood orange wheel, if desired.

Makes 1 drink.

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mlen mlen 8 years
thanks sarah!
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Ew Stirrings stuff is nasty. :(
lawchick lawchick 8 years
ooh a bottle of that cheap prosecco posted earlier and a bottle of this with the recipe attached would be such a cute gift!
mailis8 mailis8 8 years
Its really great as a punch too! I made it with the Blood Orange, Smirnoff White Grape and Prosecco. I had to make two batches people loved it so much!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
huh - i don't know if i've ever seen the blood orange flavor, but i'm all for it!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
they sell them at bevmo & target megln
mlen mlen 8 years
where is Stirrings sold?
OChottie OChottie 8 years
mmm yummy! Mom has some Prosecco (sp?) and said we could make Bellini's for the Holiday... once again Yum, darling you are right on time and target!
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