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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Add the wine, apple cider, ginger brandy, Triple Sec, honey and cinnamon and stir.
- Add ice and serve.