This sangria recipe is so simple to make and looks so festive and pretty! I also feel like the flavors work well for Thanksgiving now, and all the way into Christmas!
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I started by chopping all of the fruit. I chopped the apple and pear into cubes so they would easily flow into the glasses from the pitcher. I sliced the orange into rounds because it just looks pretty! I added all of my fruit to the pitcher first. (I am actually using a vase because I don’t even have a pitcher! As long as it fits it works! Just make sure you really scrub your vase if you use one to get any flower residue out of it!)
Then the wine! I used a Syrah for this sangria which I felt was the perfect wine to use! I had gotten this particular wine in my Firstleaf Wine Club box this month. I am so glad they sent me this one because I never would have tried it in this recipe, but it ended up being perfect! One of my favorite things about receiving this box is that I try so many wines I would never try on my own! If you want to try Firstleaf Wine Club click here to get $40 off your first box! (Your first box will cost you shipping and taxes only!!)
If you really don’t like Syrah or can’t find it, you could use another variety. I think a Merlot or a Pinot would be great in this sangria as well!
After the wine, I added 1/2 cup of vanilla vodka. Then add 3/4 of apple cider.
Give this a good stir and then let it sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, even overnight! This allows the flavors of everything to combine and merry together. You could drink this right away, but it just gets better the longer you wait! Well, within a day or so. Open red wine does start to go bad after like 3-4 days!
If you wanted to garnish your glasses, you could use an orange slice and a cranberry on the rim!
Apple Cinnamon Sangria
1 bottle red wine – I used a Syrah, but you could also use a Merlot or a Pinot
1/2 cup vanilla vodka
3/4 cup apple cider
1 medium apple
1 cup cranberries
Chop the apple and pear into cubes and slice the orange into rounds.
Add fruit and cinnamon sticks to a pitcher.
Add wine, vodka, and apple cider.
Stir to mix and then let it sit for a couple of hours or overnight to let the flavors combine!
Be sure to check out these recipes for more Thanksgiving to pair with your sangria!
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