*21 & Up Beyond this point ONLY
Sangria is one of the most delicious, adaptable, and easy Cocktails that is out there. Ok – just opening a bottle of wine might be even easier, but it is not filled with as many delicious flavors!
When you are making a soup or chili, you taste as you go to adapt and play with your flavors the whole way to end up with exactly what you wanted. Making Sangria is kind of the same thing. When making a Sangria you need to start with a solid base (wine, other alcohol, & fruit) but you can adapt and play as you go. This Sangria is heavy on the Cider, so feel free to play with those flavors.
I love to play with flavors in whatever I do, and have a really hard time following a recipe. So, when I found and made this on Neighbor Food Blog, I knew it was delicious, but felt it was missing something, a bit of FALL. After thinking back to our Caramel Apple Martini, I knew what was missing – to really take this Sangria to the next level, it needed a bit of Buttershots OR Caramel Vodka.I invite you to make and play with this Sangria to make it exactly what you want. This is a perfect drink to share with your family at Thanksgiving!
You can even make a Kid-Version with just cider, maple syrup, caramel syrup, & chopped fruit – serve their version in a pretty glass and they will feel included and just as special as the adults around them!
- 1 bottle of white wine
- 3 cups apple cider
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- optional: 1 cup club soda
- ¼ cup bourbon
- ¼ cup Buttershots
- 3 apples, chopped
- 1 pear, chopped
- ½ cup grapes, halved
- cinnamon sticks
- Mix all the liquid ingredients together in a BIG pitcher and stir it up really well. Drop in the cinnamon sticks and fruit, give it another good stir then refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. *TASTE after a few hours to adjust as needed. Give it one more good stir before serving.
Inspired by Neighbor Food Blog
One Year Ago – Cranberry Coffee Cake, a delicious fall spin on a classic coffee cake (this made many appearances in our house and our holiday travels last year, it will not disappoint – MAKE IT NOW!
Three Years Ago – CLASSIC Fondue, a fun & absolutely delicious way to entertain.
And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is your favorite Sangria?