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


  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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