Harvest Sangria

It’s actually starting to get a little chilly here (for us desert folks) and we finally fired up our hot tub. Nothing cures a long stressful week at work better than relaxing in the hot tub with a big glass of this sangria (a wine country half marathon glass is optional though).

Harvest Sangria | FoodieMisadventures.com

Sangria is one of my favorite adult beverages. Its simple enough for relaxing nights at home with the hubby, yet seems fancy schmancy enough for guests too. Not many drinks can transition seamlessly between the two.

Harvest Sangria | FoodieMisadventures.com

And this sangria in particular is a gem. It screams autumn in a glass. It’s loaded with pears  and apples correction, honeycrisp apples. The cloves, cinnamon sticks and brown sugar give it some fall warmth. And I like my sangria sorta boozy and bubbly so I mixed in spiced rum and finished it with a little sparkling apple cider.

Harvest Sangria | FoodieMisadventures.com

Harvest Sangria

Harvest Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750 mL) bottle dry white wine (like a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)
  • 8 ounces spiced rum
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 quarter inch slices of fresh ginger
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling apple cider

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the wine, brown sugar, rum and orange liqueur. Stir in the chopped apples and pears, cinnamon sticks, ginger and cloves. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, pour in the sparking apple cider. Garnish with additional apple slices.

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Comments

  1. Yum! I love me some sangria. :) And honeycrisp apples. Put the two together and throw in a hot tub…sounds like the perfect way to unwind!
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  2. This looks awesome. I love sangria, and I love the fall twist!
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  3. oh wow -this looks so perfect for the Fall!! I love that you made a (usually) summer drink into a fall flavor. i would seriously love a pitcher of this!
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    • Thanks Julie – You’re right it totally is a typical summery drink, but I just never realized it before! Weird, I know… but hey, a girls gotta have her sangria fix ;)

  4. Oh yum, that sangria looks divine! I could go for a glass right now. And a soak in a hot tub, too! =)
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  5. Well look at this! I want one – no, two – of these pretty little drinks right now!
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  6. Yum all over the place here! :)

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