For a few months every year, I put apples in everything. Everything! Including cocktails – like this Sparkly Apple Cider Sangria.
Just a short drive from us here in Charlotte are endless apple orchards. Once you eat local apples, you might never be able to eat apples from a grocery store again. Our local apples store really well in a cool, dark place so I get as many as I can get my hands on until the orchards run out. Thankfully, I am still flush with NC apples, so kids are getting them in their lunch boxes and after school, most desserts involve apples and, of course, why not include apples in our party cocktails?
This super simple sparkly apple cider sangria takes just a few ingredients – white wine plus apples and apple cider are the dominant flavors but chopped oranges, cinnamon sticks, vodka, and bourbon round out this delicious party drink.
You want to make this! To make it sparkly, add fizzy seltzer water or club soda before you serve it.
Sparkly Apple Cider Sangria
- 1 bottle white wine (pinot grigio is good but I use just about anything I have on hand)
- 3 - 4 cups apple cider
- 1 cup vodka
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1 apple , chopped
- 1 orange , chopped
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 liter seltzer water or club soda
Combine everything except club soda in a large pitcher or punch bowl and set aside to chill for at least an hour to two. The longer the better! Add club soda right before serving. Serve over ice. Enjoy!
Edited: Oops! Margaritas on the brain! I accidentally wrote tequila instead of vodka! I used Tito’s Vodka. Delicious.