Cinnamon apple cider sangria is a delicious fall cocktail combining white wine, apple cider, apple brandy and cinnamon whiskey.
Welcome to Apple Week, hosted by Cooking with Carlee! My fellow bloggers and I are sharing more than 100 recipes over the course of this week featuring apples in all forms! Apples, applesauce, apple butter, apple cider, etc.! PLUS, you can enter to win some awesome prizes! Details on the prizes and the entry form are further down the post.
I'm kicking off the week with cinnamon apple cider sangria. I didn't try sangria for the first time until I was 29. Prior to that, I couldn't imagine drinking wine with chunks of fruit in it. Now, I make it quite frequently, summer, spring, winter or fall!
This starts with a bottle of white wine. I chose a bottle of pinot grigio described as having notes of apple and pear. It doesn't need to be a top-shelf bottle of wine, but it should be one you'd enjoy drinking on its own. If you don't have cinnamon whiskey (but you have some left over from last year's cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour, right?), you can use the same amount of regular whiskey or bourbon, and add cinnamon simple syrup to taste.
Once you're done checking out the prize packs and the recipe, don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post and check out some other Apple Week recipes!
Prize Pack #1 from Rodelle:
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Prize Pack #3 from Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal:
Prize Pack #4 from Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery:
Prize Pack #5 from Rainier Fruit:
- 750 mL white wine
- 2 1/2 cups apple cider
- 1/2 cup Calvados
- 1/2 cup cinnamon-flavored whiskey
- 3 honeycrisp apples, diced
- 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
- Combine the white wine, cider, Calvados, and whiskey in a large pitcher. Add the apples and cinnamon stick.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Check out more AppleWeek recipes
- Apple Bacon Turkey Burgers from Jonesin' for Taste
- Apple Brickle Mini Tarts with Oatmeal Crust from The Freshman Cook
- Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Apple Cobbler French Toast Casserole from Tip Garden
- Apple Fritter Yeast Bread from House of Nash Eats
- Apple Oatmeal Coffee Mug Cake from Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
- Apple Oatmeal Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal from Cooking With Carlee
- Caramel Apple Nut Bars from Family Around the Table
- Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria from The Redhead Baker (recipe above)
- Creamy Maple Gouda Apple Soup with Pecan-Oat Granola from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Healthy Apple Muffins from Caroline's Cooking
- Mulled Apple Cider from Books n' Cooks
- Oatmeal Crusted Apple Stuffed French Toast from Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Salted Caramel Apple Cake from Grumpy's Honeybunch
- Savory Apple Sausage Tart from The Crumby Kitchen
- Vanilla Brined Pork Chops with Applesauce from Bear & Bug Eats
- Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie with Vanilla Sauce from All That's Jas
- Torta di Mele Sicilian Apple Cake from Girl Abroad