Fall Apple Sangria
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Serves: large glass pitcher of sangria!
 
Nothing beats fresh apples in the Fall, but when it's too hot to bake them up, we're going to slice them up for a refreshing apple sangria, subtly spiced with cinnamon sticks & cloves, this one doesn't disappoint!
What to get:
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 cups chilled white wine (Chardonnay, not an overly sweet one)
  • 1 oz apple brandy
  • 1 cup fresh apple cider (mine was not spiced, chilled)
  • 1 cup club soda (chilled)
  • 1 Pink Lady apple, thinly sliced (we'll use about ¾ of the slices for pitcher and glasses)
  • 1 Macintosh apple, thinly sliced (we'll use about ½ the apple)
  • 2+ cinnamon sticks (2 for pitcher, one additional for each glass)
  • 2-3 dashes ground cloves
  • 2 oz apple wine (Like 'pommier’ I used one from J. Jenkins Winery in Temecula, CA) **optional
What to do:
  1. In a large glass pitcher add cubed ice, Chardonnay, apple wine (pommier) if available, fresh cider, club soda, brandy, ½ of each apple variety sliced, 2-3 dashes ground cloves, 2 whole cinnamon sticks.
  2. Stir well to combine, and serve chilled in glasses with a cinnamon stick garnish and additional sliced apples.
  3. Store in plastic covered pitcher in refrigerator for a day or so.
Notes:
This is very easy and a refreshing twist on traditional white sangria. We are featuring apples and they make for a crisp and only slightly sweet sangria. If you prefer more sweetness you can add apple juice or replace the club soda with gingerale or Sprite. This one is best served chilled and stores for a day in fridge if pitcher is sealed with plastic. If you'd like to give this one a little extra kick, you can add more of the apple brandy.
Recipe by the dinnervine at http://www.dinnervine.com/2012/11/fall-apple-sangria/