Want a classic drink for the upcoming holiday entertaining? This Autumn Harvest Sangria can be made in a big batch a day ahead of time and is a perfect balance of sweet flavors.
True story, I have been obsessing over sangria this year. Something about the blend of sweet fruits and crisp liquors makes for a balanced glass that feels less strict than a glass of wine. Simply put, it's more fun. Next to the signature house cocktail, if a sangria is on the menu while I am out enjoying myself (responsibly) chances are I am going to try it (unless mezcal is an option, then I am all in for that). Bonus, it's so easy to make a flavor filled sangria at home.
Autumn Harvest Sangria
I love greeting guests at the door, but don't want to spend all night mixing cocktails. Having a signature drink ready and waiting allows guests to refill as needed while I get to enjoy the party. Having a group joining me for an impromptu Friendsgiving, I whipped up a meal of carrot soup, pork crown roast, cherry stuffing, au gratin potatoes, roasted brussels and this Autumn Harvest Sangria. Loaded with hard cider, a hint of vanilla whiskey, and brandy before a pile of fresh sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries went into the jar to be topped with fresh spiced cider and a bit of white wine.
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Autumn Harvest Sangria
- 16 oz hard cider
- 16 oz white wine
- 6 oz vanilla whiskey
- 4 oz brandy
- 1 cup spiced apple cider
- 2 to 3 apples - sliced
- ⅓ cup cranberries
- 5 cinnamon sticks - plus more for garnish
- Mix the cider, wine, vanilla, brandy, and cider in a large jug or serving pitcher. Stir gently. Add in the sliced apples, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks.
- Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Serve in glasses with over ice with additional cinnamon sticks as garnish, if desired.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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