We celebrated fall at the shop this week at our Fall Frolic. I typically like to make an easy drink that doesn’t require a lot of prep work when we throw events at the store. If I can make it before we open, put in the fridge, and pull it out for the party – then it’s perfect. So, when I stumbled across a recipe for Apple Sangria on Pinterest I knew that it was perfect for the Frolic. There is a trick to this one that makes it special.
The first recipe I found had about 20 ingredients in it. Not going to happen. So, I found about 5 other recipes and pulled my favorite parts from each of them. The secret to this recipe is the carmel. It’s the trick. It makes the sangria taste just like apple pie, but better because there is pinot in it.
I’m obviously very new at this “being a good blogger” thing because one, I didn’t take any pictures, and two, I didn’t use measurements. I’ve never really followed the recipe when I make a sangria, I typically do more of a taste and pour, taste and pour, thing. But that’s ok because it’s so good your going to want to taste it over, and over again. Everyone that tried it at the Fall Frolic asked for the recipe, so I think that’s saying something!
2 bottles of Pinot Grigio
Apple Cider (I bought a half gallon from United and used a little over half of it)
One liter bottle of Club Soda
2-3ish apples, sliced or diced
Caramel Syrup (you can get this at World Market in Amarillo)
3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
Combine all of the ingredients. I did not measure out the carmel sauce but I would think it was about 1/3 of a cup. It’s strong (but so good), so pour lightly and taste it. Let sit for about an hour, and serve!
Image from here.