This Sangria made with red wine, apple schnapps, and three types of juice makes the perfect Fall cocktail for any occasion.
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About 10 years ago, I hosted an Apple Themed Bunco Party with food and drinks like this Red Apple Sangria.
But, like so many old posts from years ago, they're hard to find on their own so I decided to share this delicious cocktail since it's Fall.
What is Sangria?
Sangria is an alcoholic beverage originating in Spain and Portugal. It's made with either red or white wine, spirits or liqueurs, fruit juice, sweeteners and fruit.
My personal preference are those made with red wine since I don't particularly care for white wine. This Red Apple Sangria serves 12 people and needs to sit at least 2 hours before serving; however, many sangrias taste better when refrigerated overnight.
Many people assume that using inexpensive wine is best when making sangria since there are other ingredients to off-set the flavor. Seriously, splurge a little. Your body will thank you in the morning!
Don't get me wrong, you can get inexpensive wine without causing you that dreaded headache or hangover for around $10-$15 per bottle.
I'm sure you've heard it before, but if you wouldn't drink wine on it's own, then you shouldn't use it to make other cocktails or even cook with it.
You just have to find one that doesn't give you that "bite" behind the ears when you take a sip on its own. Some of my personal favorite inexpensive wines are Cantina Zaccagnini (red Italian table wine), Moonlight (Cabernet), or Josh (Merlot and Pinot Noir).
For this recipe you'll need the following ingredients:
Dry Red Wine: Use your favorite drinkable red wine.
Red Apple Schnapps
Sprite: Or other lemon-lime soda
Apple: Any apple will do, you'll just need to peel, core and slice first.
Because I use several different juices, there is no need to add additional sweeteners in this particular sangria recipe.
How do you make Red Apple Sangria?
In a large pitcher, add the wine, schnapps, and juices; then mix well with a spoon. Peel, core and slice the apples into ¼-inch thick slices; then add to the wine mixture.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, pour the Sangria into a glass filled with ice about ¾ of the way full.
Finally, add a splash of the soda right before drinking to each glass.
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Red Apple Sangria
- In a large pitcher, add the first 5 ingredients and mix well.
- Peel, core and slice the apples into ¼-inch thick slices and add to the wine mixture. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours for better flavor.
- Pour Sangria into a glass filled with ice about ¾ of the way full. Add a splash of soda right before drinking to each glass.