1. Hosting fondue night with friends.
2. Asking what friends want to drink.
3. A friend has the best idea ever; Sangriaaaa!
4. It’s fondue. It’s November. I don’t want to make a summery sangria. But how can I make an autumny sangria?
5. Autumn + Fruit = Apple.
- 1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine ( I used Viña Sol)
- 3/4 cup apple liquor (I used Pommeau de Normandie, a mix of apple juice and Calvados)
- 1/4 cup white cranberry juice
- 1/8 cup golden cane sugar
- 2 apples, diced
- 1 small orange, sliced and quartered
- 1/8 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/2 cup sparkling water
Directions: Add all ingredients except the sparking water in a pitcher and stir to dissolve the sugar. Cover and let stand in the fridge at least a couple hours, ideally overnight. When ready to serve, add sparking water.
This was my favorite homemade sangria to date. It is just strong enough, just sweet enough, and the taste is amazing. The apple liquor I used has a 17% alcoholic strength and is a mix of Calvados and apple juice. You would obtain the same result by mixing 1/2 Calvados 1/2 apple juice. You could also use Appelkorn (but it would taste less like “real” apple) … or only Calvados … if you want an extra strong sangria!
6. Wine + Apples = Yummyyy.