White wine apple cider sangria is the perfect addition to fall brunches. Grab your ingredients and try this recipe today!
Tomorrow is Halloween and I am sharing, yet another apple recipe. And I have two more apple recipes to share soon and not a one Halloween post.
Plenty of seasonal fall recipes going on here at Honey and Birch. But no Halloween posts. Ever. And that isn’t changing this year.
I have a single Halloween tradition – I watch Hocus Pocus, at least twice and I watch either The Craft or Practical Magic.
Last year it was the HP/Craft combo and this year it’s HP/Practical Magic. (It appears that I equate Halloween with witches.)
And everything else I do depends on what I agree to first.
Some years I do the costume parties, sometimes I stay home and pass out candy. This year, I am teaming up with my upstairs neighbor and we are going to pass out candy on the porch, with a pitcher of this white wine apple cider sangria next to us.
White Wine Apple Cider Sangria
I first got the idea for this recipe when I went to Chicago Gourmet. I went to a wine mixology class and they mixed red wine and cider – it was delicious!
I grabbed a bottle of cheap, sweet white wine that I had laying around and some honeycrisp apples. I like that type of apple for sangria because it is true to its name and stays crisp.
Add in a healthy spattering of grapes and substitute soda water with cider and you have a cocktail perfect for passing out Halloween candy. Or an autumn brunch. 🙂
I picked up some hard cider at the grocery store but you can use any cider you want really – I think we have used Angry Orchard hard cider every time.
- 3 cups of honeycrisp apples, cored, cut into little pieces (2 large apples)
- 1 1/2 cups halved red grapes
- 1 lemon, cut into pieces
- 1 lime, cut into pieces
- 1 (750ml) bottle sweet white wine
- 1/2 cup orange liqueur
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 (12 ounce) bottles hard cider
In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients except the cider. Stir well and then refrigerate for 4 hours.
To serve, pour wine mixture into a glass and fill halfway. Fill up the rest of the glass with cider.
Adapted from Nutmeg Nanny.
Looking for more autumn cocktails?
Try this autumn spiced rum cider cocktail!
Or this orange red wine spritzer!
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