Apple Cider Sangria

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Well….I saw this recipe coming.  It’s fall, I love sangria, I love apple cider and ginger brandy is my new favorite beverage….this drink had to happen.  I have been in love with ginger flavored brandy lately.  You can feel the love from a few of my recent posts.  Ginger flavored brandy is a great drink this time of year.

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I used a light Pinot Grigio wine because I felt the addition of the cider and the ginger brandy needed to shine.  I welcome you to try any wine, but I loved the crisp feel of the Pinot Grigio in this drink.  I added some fruits that are seasonal such as apples and pears.  These fruits blended well with the cider and ginger brandy also.   You may notice I added a quick shot of Triple Sec into this drink.  I have been adding Triple Sec to my sangria’s for quite some time and I felt the flavor paired well with the added fruits and liquor in this drink.

The cinnamon had to be added because one of my favorite Sangria’s at a local restaurant adds a ton of cinnamon to their white sangria.  I love just a touch of it in a white sangria to add a spicy hint to the drink. 

This is a great dish for a get together with friends or for an afternoon brunch.  It goes well with so many events this time of year and I am sure you will love it.

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Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio or other white wine
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 c. ginger brandy
  • 1/4 c. Triple Sec
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. peel and core the apple and pear and chop into pieces. Cut the lemon and orange into pieces (peel if you want). Add the fruit to a pitcher.
  2. Add the wine, apple cider, ginger brandy, Triple Sec, honey and cinnamon and stir.
  3. Add ice and serve.
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