Enjoy the season with a fresh sangria that tastes like apple pie!
If you're having a party in the next couple months (and we all are, let’s be honest) THIS is the drink that you should serve to your guests.
This apple sangria has a totally familiar sangria taste, yet with a couple fun twists it becomes something new and unique.
A little cinnamon and vanilla vodka really accentuate the apple and actually creates an apple pie flavor! Which is great on its own, but if you really want to play up the apple pie-ness you can add a pie crust garnish to sit on the rim of your glasses. The people I served this to had different reactions to the pie crust. Some avoided it altogether until the end of their drink, while others ate it first as an appetizer. I saw a few dipping it into the drink, and one guy just tossed it right in, broke it apart and mixed it in!
Simply put the pie crust onto a pan or foil and bake until lightly browned.
In a pitcher, pour in your wine followed by some apple cider, vanilla vodka, apples, and cinnamon sticks and mix.
Break apart the pie crust and garnish your glasses. This sangria tastes like autumn and apple pies!
No matter which way you choose to enjoy, with or without a pie crust, have fun!
Dan Whalen preferred the dipping method. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!