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Honeycrisp Apple Sangria {Revisited}

This time last year I was almost three months pregnant, so honeycrisp apple sangria was off of the weekend menu. Well ... it's back. :)

I once followed a recipe for this drink but now I just sort of eyeball it. Today you'll be getting the "eyeball it" version of the recipe!


As a base, I used a pinot grigio. I wanted the wine to pick up on the flavors of the honey and cinnamon sticks, so a heartier wine like an oaky chardonnay may not have worked as well as a lighter one, in my opinion.

I felt sort of skeezy uncorking the wine at 7am on a Saturday morning, but the longer you can let it sit, the better.

In a large pitcher, I added the wine, some honey, a few dashes of peach schnapps, honeycrisp apple slices and cinnamon sticks. The skeezy feeling crept back as I was adding alcohol to alcohol, but don't worry, you'll cut it with seltzer before serving which will bring the alcohol content back down to a non-skeezy level. :)

So after that all sits all day long in a pitcher with those delicious fall flavors "mingling", you'll wet the rim of your glass with water or a lemon slice and invert it on a saucer holding a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Don't be tempted to skip this step, it's the best part! Then just pour in the sangria and top your glass off with some apple slices and seltzer water to get it nice and fizzy.


You can use plain seltzer water or a flavored seltzer ... I found this grapefruit and lemon version which gave it a really nice flavor.


So that's it! Fall in a glass. 
Cheers!

20 comments:

  1. Yum, I love this sangria! I also recently discovered the same Polar mixer, and I love it. I've been mixing it with vodka and a lemon wedge in my fancy crystal tumblers - makes watching the Mindy project in yoga pants feel very glam, haha!

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  2. This sounds absolutely amazing! Bookmarking this for the weekend and definitely pinning as well!
    xo Southern Style

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  3. yummm this sounds so good! i miss a good glass of apple cider! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Oh girl, this sounds so delish! I love peach schnapps and wine together. I am currently scheming way to incorporate st. germain into a fall flavored drink for next weekend!

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  5. Oh yum! And I love the line about feeling skeezy popping a cork at 7 am - bahaha!

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  6. whattttt. this sounds delightful. honeycrisps apples are THE best. i love when they come out each year! if you like them a lot, you should also try jazz. very good.

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  7. This looks delicious! I'm going to have to try this soon!

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  8. That looks great! And it does sound like fall in a glass!

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  9. Oh my goodness, that looks so yummy! Adding to my list of "To Make" after I visit the apple orchard next week!

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  10. Looks so yummy! I will be making this soon, I'm sure of it!

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  11. I might have to make this for when I host bunco in November!

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  12. Yum! I may have to make that for our tailgate this weekend!! Thanks!

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  13. Looks delicious!! I am determined to make a festive drink the season :)

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  14. I have an oyster roast next weekend and was looking to bring a yummy drink- this might just be it! So easy but looks delicious!

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  15. Saving this for November!! I'm dying for a delicious cocktail! Also don't feel skeevy sometimes by 7am my toddler makes me want to poor a drink ;)

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  16. This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it at our next fall party!

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  17. Looks so relish! You always have the best drink recipes :)

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  18. Honeycrisp apples are my fave! Pinning this now!

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