Apple pie sangria is the drink you should be serving all your guests this winter 3 years ago

Apple pie sangria is the drink you should be serving all your guests this winter

We are appraoching that season when we all welcome guests into our homes far more often when we do the other 48 weeks of the year.

And sure you can always pull a bottle of chilled wine out of your fridge to serve your visitors a drink – but how about upping the ante a little this year?

We love the sound of this apple pie sangria – pretty much all the festive flavours of Christmas, all rolled up into one delicious, refreshing cocktail.

As for picking out a good red wine for sangria, you don’t need an expensive bottle. Just try to buy a Spanish wine, since sangria originated from Spain.

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Apple Pie Sangria Recipe (serves 4)
1 green apple, cut into chunks
1/2 red apple, cut into chunks
A pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
1 tablespoon sugar
Juice of 1/2 orange
1/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup fresh pressed apple cider
1 tablespoon orange liquor
1/2 bottle chilled red wine
1 cup sparkling apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
cinnamon powder (to sprinkle on top)

Directions
Add the chopped apples, apple pie spice, sugar and orange juice into a large pitcher and lightly muddle.
Add in the orange liquor, pressed apple cider, wine, cinnamon sticks and brandy and give it a good stir.
Let it chill in the fridge for an hour or two until it’s cold and then top it off with chilled sparkling apple cider right before you serve! Garnish with a cinnamon stick and sprinkle some cinnamon powder on the top! Enjoy!

(Recipe and image via Sugar & Charm)