This apple sangria is perfect for your holiday parties. It combines your favorite fall flavors into a cocktail that will disappear at your next party.
I first had this apple sangria when I went wine tasting in Ohio. No, it wasn’t apple wine…it was actual sangria that was made with apples, cinnamon and ginger beer. All the perfect flavors of Fall in one glass. I was hooked!
I knew when I got home I was going to have to sit down and figure out a recipe for that apple sangria. It was just that good. My dad and I couldn’t get enough of it. But since we were driving…we did have to have enough of it. 🙁 The funniest thing was that my mom had ordered it and my dad and I just kind of ended up taking it away from her. That’s what happens when you ask someone if they want to try something. You run the risk of losing that something.
When you want something refreshing to drink, this apple sangria is just the thing you need. It’s nice and crisp. You can use whatever your favorite sweet apple is (granny smith wouldn’t be the best choice for this drink). I used Fuji apples because they’re sweet and readily available at pretty much any grocery store. I also recommend Fever Tree ginger beer, but use your favorite.
Use your favorite pinot grigio for the wine. I don’t recommend using a wine that you wouldn’t drink on its own. Because if you don’t like it straight out of the bottle you won’t like it with the other things added to it. The apples, cinnamon and ginger beer won’t make the wine better, they just make the overall drink.
Here’s to a happy holiday season. Lift up a glass of this apple sangria and CHEERS!
- 1 750 ml bottle pinot grigio
- 2 fuji apples, cored and sliced into 8 pieces per apple
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup ginger beer
- Add all ingredients to a pitcher. Place into refrigerator and let sit overnight.
- Pour sangria into glasses and top with some of the apple slices.
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