Apple Sangria is the perfect beverage for both casual gatherings and festive occasions, offering a taste of the orchard in every sip.
Any time I think of fall or winter beverages my mind immediately goes to apples. They just scream fall and winter to me. It's the perfect time of year to whip amazing apple beverages that are pretty and taste amazing.
I wanted to make a sangria that really popped with colour but still tasted like you were sipping on a heavenly drink while relaxing with your feet up on some tropical island. This one definitely met those expectations.
For this drink, I sliced up two kinds of apples, then added some citrus to help balance the drink. It worked perfectly. Not only did I apple orange slices, but I also added orange flavoured liqueur. It makes every drink pop.
If you're looking to make any drink stand out amongst all other drinks I highly suggest you invest in a bottle or two of Cointreau. I'm not even a big drinker but I know having that one hand is the key to amazing sips.
When you make this be sure to include the fresh fruit. After it chills the apple flavor melds wonderfully with the sweetness of the oranges. Honestly, the fall flavors of this drink will blow your mind.
This apple sangria would be perfect to serve for Thanksgiving, or over the holiday season. Your family and friends will lvoe it!
- Wine - I used white wine for my sangria. It's my preferred wine to pair with apples. You can use a nice Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Moscato is a wonderful sweet wine that would pair well with the apples and oranges.
- Liqueur - For my sangria recipe, I used Cointreau. You can use any orange liqueur you prefer. You could also add a splash of brandy if you like.
- Apples - Gala and Granny Smith apples pair well with this fall cocktail. Honeycrisp apples also work well. You can also toss in some pears if you like the flavor of them.
- Oranges - I used navel oranges but feel free to use kind of oranges you love. Mandarins are wonderful during the winter months.
- Cinnamon Sticks - Tossing in full cinnamon sticks will add a lovely flavor to the sangria. You can also use cinnamon sugar or a simple syrup to jazz up this easy fall sangria.
- Sparkling Water - Any brand of sparkling water will do. Club soda is also a great option.
- Garnish - Feel free to garnish the rim with an apple slice. You can also use lemon or orange slices. Or toss in some pomegranate seeds.
- Grab a large pitcher. Pour in the wine and the Cointreau. Give it a stir. Set aside.
- Next, slice up your apples and oranges. Be sure to discard the apple core, and the orange seeds. Place the slices randomly inside the pitcher.
- Add some cinnamon sticks to the pitcher.
- Then, pour the sparkling water into the pitcher and mix well.
- Place the drink in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, or until it's sufficiently chilled. Most sangrias take 12 to 24 hours for the flavors to meld really well.
- Remove from the fridge and serve.
How to Store Apple Sangria:
- Leftover sangria can be stored in the refrigerator. If you remove the fruit, white wine sangria will last for about 5 to 7 days. If the fruit is staying in the sangria I would recommend trying to use it up within 2 to 3 days or the fruit will get mushy,
- Sangria should always be stored in the fridge. Do not store on the counter at room temperature.
More Apple Recipes:
- Caramel Apple Dip
- Apple Pull Apart Bread with Caramel Drizzle
- Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp
- Cookie Butter Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Streusel Topping
- Overnight Apple Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns
- Caramel Apple Triscuit Bites
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Easy Apple Sangria
- 750 milliliters white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
- ½ cup Cointreau or any orange liqueur
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples thinly sliced, core discarded
- 2 medium Gala apples thinly sliced, core discarded
- 2 medium oranges thinly slices, seeds discarded
- 3 cinnamon sticks more or less to taste
- 750 milliliters sparkling water
- First, pour the wine into the pitcher. Then, add Cointreau and mix well. Set aside.
- Next, slice the apples and oranges into thin slices and place in the pitcher randomly. Discard cores and seeds. Peels can be left on, if desired.
- Grab 3 cinnamon sticks and toss into the pitcher.
- Pour the sparkling water into the pitcher. Mix well.
- Give the sangria one last good stir and then place it in the fridge. Chill the sangria for about two hours.
- Serve or save for later!
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