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Bring in the Holiday Weekend with Mr. Saturday Night 003 [PLAYLIST]

The turkeys have been fried, the potatoes have been mashed, and all of the calories have been happily consumed.  After a long day filled with food, family, and giving thanks, it's time to get back to business.  Saturday night business, that is.  A big night out is among us, and what better way to get it started than with our weekly Mr. Saturday Night playlist?  Let's start the night off with a drink.

This week's featured drink is a an easy holiday sangria.

All you need is

  • 1 bottle chilled dry white wine
  • 1 bottle chilled mid-tier champagne 
  • 3 oz. Damiana liqueur (herbal liqueur with citrus and vanilla flavors)
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 freshly sliced pears
  • 2 sliced and cored apples 

If you're planning to host a house party while old friends visit from out of town, or just plan to kick off an evening in the city, this sangria is a great starter. Serving 8-10 people, sangria doesn't require any tricky methods. Just be sure to prep the night before so you can really enjoy the fruit flavors.

First, add the apples, pears, cloves and nutmeg to a large pitcher. 
Next, add the Damiana liqueur and stir to ensure its well-mixed.
Then, add the wine and stir gently.
Refrigerate overnight.

Once you're ready to serve, simply pour the champagne into the pitcher. Be sure to stir it slowly within the mixture. Pour in to an ice-filled wine glass and enjoy!

Now we're no mixologists, but we do know good music.  Here's twenty tracks that we feel will perfectly accompany your Saturday night, wherever it may take you.  So call your friends, hop in the car, head to work, study for exams, or stay right at home.  All you need to do is turn up the volume, we'll provide the rest.

Playlist curated by Rachel Woods, for more follow: Holly Woods

Cocktail recipe courtesy of HGTV

Photo courtesy of HGTV