As I mentioned last week, Dennis I recently took our annual autumn pilgrimage to New York state, where we picked apples, ate vegan food, bought farm fresh produce, and had a relaxing good time. What I didn’t mention is that our favorite apple orchard happens to also be home to a really good winery. So in addition to apples, pumpkins, and winter squash, we also loaded up the car with wine.
Right now, the fridge’s produce drawer is overflowing apples and there are quite a few bottles of vino in our wine rack. Why not combine the two in a sangria? My white wine of choice for this drink is riesling, but just about any white will do.
This simple sangria recipe is actually something I’ve been meaning to share on the blog for a few years now. It’s something I like to make in the fall, and I almost always make it for Thanksgiving. For the past few years, I’ve gone into fall intending to post it, and then something comes up and it gets bumped. When I do have a spot for it on the blog calendar, it’s a little too late in the season. This year I’ve made it a priority!
This Autumn Apple Cider Sangria is perfect for seasonal entertaining, and it’s a great drink to serve your guests on Thanksgiving. I always make a big pitcher of it, and it never lasts very long! It’s also a great drink with which to toast the weekend! Cheers!
Autumn Apple Cider Sangria
Raise a glass and toast the season with Autumn Apple Cider Sangria!
- 1 750ml bottle of white wine
- 1 quart 33.8 oz.bottle sparkling water
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup spiced rum
- 2 pears sliced or diced
- 2 apples sliced or diced
- 8 cinnamon sticks for garnish
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large pitcher.
Serve chilled with cinnamon sticks in the glasses for garnish.