The right dish to bring to Friendsgiving, depending on your vibe

With Friendsgiving season officially underway, it’s time to get in the kitchen and prepare your signature dish for the festivities. But what if you don’t have a signature dish? If you’re not sure what to bring, we suggest a simple but brilliant move: choose a recipe that matches your personality. (They love YOU, don’t they?) Whether you party or enjoy long-distance conversations, there’s a recipe that’s uniquely yours, yet edible. Taking inspiration from Ocean Spray®, we’ve put together main courses, sides, appetizers and cocktails tailored to iconic personalities.

For the fashion influencer

Air Fried Charcuterie Bites
You are that friend who walks into a room and turns heads with your impeccable taste and timeless style. Because your outfit undoubtedly took time and care to put together, no risk of spillage will be tolerated. To keep the cut in tip-top shape for all those photo ops, we suggest Air Fried Charcuterie Bites, which are just as fashionable as your wardrobe. For those snacking apps, fill the wonton wrappers with your choice of deli meats and cheese – pepperoni and goat cheese perhaps? — and Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries for a touch of sweetness. It’s the perfect, no-mess starter that will make your outfit look flawless at the dinner table.

For the photographer

Cranberry Turtle Dessert Pizza
It’s not easy to organize a perfect Instagram feed, so if you want to make sure that there will be a post-worthy dish at the party, we suggest you do it yourself. To achieve this, we recommend a dish that is not only tasty, but also beautiful. This Cranberry Turtle Dessert Pizza, for example, would give your photo plenty of depth, thanks to layers of Ocean Spray® Cranberry & Chocolate Trail Mix, caramel, and cranberry drizzle — all layered on a fluffy puff pastry. We see the viral status of this sweet treat.

For the sophisticated friend

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Cranberry-Cherry Sauce and Blue Cheese Crisps
You are intrigued by the finer things in life, including gourmet meals. Even if your kitchen isn’t a critically acclaimed restaurant, you can still deliver a five-star experience with high-caliber taste and impeccable plating. Seared Chicken Breasts with Cranberry-Cherry Sauce and Blue Cheese Crumbs, for example, features perfectly seared chicken breasts on a bed of sautéed mushrooms and onions, and is as delicious as they come. the air. It’s the cherry sauce — made with dried cranberries infused with Ocean Spray® Craisins® cherry juice — that will truly tantalise all of your taste buds. Your friends, but more importantly you, will be deeply impressed.

For the wallflower

Christmas Cranberry Pasta Salad
Just because you’re a little calmer doesn’t mean you want to skip social gatherings altogether. Like your vibe, you keep things lighter when it comes to your recipe choices. A colorful salad, like Pesto-Based Christmas Cranberry Pasta Salad, is a great conversation starter simply by its looks. However, the taste alone – a blend of Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries, Pearl Mozzarella and Roasted Red Peppers – will also keep you happy in your solitude, so it’s a win either way.

For the party animal

Cranberry Cider Jello Shots
When you’re a person born to party, you’ll want to have a few meals and drinks with the fun in mind. Since you’ll likely be up most of the night, prepare yourself (and other guests) a snack that’s easy to eat without spilling, like a glass of jelly. These Cranberry Spiced Cider Jello Shots with Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail bring out the flavors of the holiday season, without being stuffy or low on energy. Don’t forget to garnish with fresh Ocean Spray® cranberries.

For the social butterfly

Whiskey Sour Cranberry Blitzen
You are the friend who is everyone’s best friend, whether you met five minutes ago or five years ago. During Friendsgiving, you’ll be on the go all night trying to chat with everyone — and you want other people to do the same. A drink in hand will make it a little easier to carry on the conversation. This Cranberry Blitzen Whiskey Sour is a classic drink with a holiday twist that will match your buzzy social butterfly personality. The cocktail mix of Ocean Spray® cranberry juice, orange juice, ginger beer and your choice of whiskey, then topped with fresh rosemary (or flamed) is sure to draw many people in for another tour.

For the busy host

Turkey and Cranberry Panini
Even those who are good at hosting can be intimidated by a big Thanksgiving turkey. Also, when you’re hosting, you’ll want to make sure everyone is having fun and laughing with a drink in hand, rather than sweating it out in the kitchen. Instead of going for the traditional bird, we suggest going more understated this year. A turkey and cranberry panini will keep you in the holiday spirit – with Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce bringing the sweet taste to the savory slices of turkey – while keeping the good vibes going.

Art credits: Senior Art Director: Davianna Absura, Art Director: Meg Konigsburg, Photographer: Ted Cavanaugh, Producer: Natasha Badiyi + Becca Solovay, Accessories Stylist: Stephanie Yeh, Food Stylist: Judy Kim, Clothing Stylist: Rebecca Lux, HMU: Ashley Rebecca