Apple Cider Spiced Sangria

Apple Cider Spiced Sangria

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Would a cup of Apple Cider Spiced Sangria do the same? Boy, do we love apples. In the fall, I could make and eat apple pie ever week if I could.

Sangria

Sangria is a lovely creation. Summer parties, Halloween, and even the winter, sangria can be made to please your guests all times of the year, for any occasion. The recipe below is for a single serving, but we made this sangria a few weeks ago and quadrupled it to fit into a large dispenser.

Apple Cider Spiced Sangria

A few Halloweens ago, we had a delicious hot apple cider sangria at our friends’ house and we’ve ever since. It had cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, and lemons. The perfect concoction for a cold fall afternoon. If the base is not a red wine, I’m a fan of chilled sangria. So this would be a perfect drink to enjoy at the beginning of summer on an apple-picking excursion. Or in the heart of fall, snuggled next to a roaring fire.

Apple Cider Spiced Sangria

Apple Cider Spiced Sangria

  • 1 “normal-sized” bottle of your favorite Pinot Grigio
  • 2½ cups of apple cider
  • 2 “nips” (100 ml) of blackberry brandy
  • 4 golden delicious apples
  • 4 red delicious apples
  • 3 chopped and cubed pears
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp powdered cinnamon (add more to taste)
  • 1 cup club soda
  1. Gather all of your ingredients 24 hours before you want to serve the Sangria (more time the better!).
  2. Chop up all of your apples and pears, and put them into a large container. If you have a dispenser, you’ll want to put them in those. Peeling them is a waste of time, so don’t do it!
  3. Pour in wine, apple cider, brandy, cinnamon sticks, and powdered cinnamon.
  4. Stir until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Seal and store in a cold area (the fridge) for 24 hours until serving.
  6. Just before serving, pour in the club soda. Waiting until now to pour in the club soda keeps the carbonation “fresh.”
  7. Pour yourself a cup (or two) and relax!

Apple Cider Spiced Sangria

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