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Cider Sangria


I love apples - as evidenced by yesterday's collection of apple related goodness - and apple season is finally here. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks - but it's usually reserved for summer. I had been playing with mixing bourbon and white wine when Jason suggested adding apple, and it clicked. A yummy apple sangria for fall. This is by far the best sangria we've made - I wanted to take more photos the next day as I took them as I poured us each a glass for Saturday night dinner, but we finished the entire pitcher that night.




What You'll Need 
4 Apples of a variety of types and colors (I used Fuji, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, and Gala) 
1 Tangerine 
1 Lemon 
Bourbon 
1 Bottle Chardonnay (inexpensive) 
1 Quart Apple Cider 



Sliced your apples into thin slices and put into a large bowl. Peel your tangerine and put the slice in with the apple.



Cut a lemon in half and squeeze over the apples, tossing. This will brighten the flavor as well as keep the apples from browning.


Next, pour about 3 shots of bourbon over the apples and tangerines and toss well.


Finally, add the entire bottle of wine. Place in the fridge and allow to sit for a few hours.


Transfer the fruit and wine mixture to a pitcher. Fill with apple cider.
Serve with a few cubes of ice! Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious, yum! Good tip, I'll keep it in mind!

    XO Imke

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  2. Oh my gosh these sound so yummy. I'm totally an apple lover, especially in the fall! I'll have to try this sometime <3

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  3. OMG....im bookmarking this because i LOVE fall drinks and anything with cider. :D

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  4. Yummy, that sounds AMAZING. I just made an apple cider mimosa... apple cider substituted for the OJ. It was delish!

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  5. Apple cider and bourbon... I can't think of a better combo, unless of course you figure out a way to mix some maple syrup in there, but that might just be the Canadian in me talking.

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  6. Oh my goodness, amazing! I have to try this!

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  7. Oh my goodness, amazing! I have to try this!

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