Delicious flavors of fall apples, touch of cinnamon and citrus! This refreshing fall sangria can easily be considered a starter dish with all that fruit in there! Just kidding! Serve with a delicious cheese platter and you all set for your first appetizer course.
An Apple a Day!
I personally think that apples are delicious. Any fresh apples make a healthy snack! Baking apples are tasty in desserts! Tart apples are perfect for savory dishes, such as Thanksgiving stuffing.
Take advantage of seasonal ingredients!
Apples, oranges and pomegranates are abundant and in season this time of the year. I incorporate them into as recipes or simply enjoy eating them as much as possible during this time.
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1 ginger gold apple
- 1 macintosh apple
- 1 large orange
- 1 pomegranate
- 1 large cinnamon stick
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup apple brandy
- 750 ml sparkling wine
- Ice cubes
- Wash and finely dice the three apples. As you slice them transfer them to a bowl filled with cold water so apples don't turn brown.
- Slice the orange in thin quarters and set aside. Slice pomegranate open and remove all the seeds.
- In a large glass pitcher, add half of the diced apples, all of the orange quarters, 3/4 of the pomegranate seeds, cinnamon stick. apple cider and apple brandy. Stir to combine and chill for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, fill 6 (12 oz) glasses with ice. To finish the sangria, pour in the full bottle of sparkling wine. Gently stir. Pour sangria into glasses. Garnish with reserved pomegranate seeds. Enjoy! Snack on extra apple sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.