Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wicked Autumn Sangria

I usually prefer sangrias with red wine, but this one was great!
It really tastes appropriate for the cooler fall weather, sitting outside with a fire going.
Wicked Autumn Sangria
recipe from South Your Mouth
1 cup vanilla vodka
1 cup sugar
2 cups apple cider
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 honeycrisp apples
2 pears
1 large orange
2 bottles pinot grigio (I used Cupcake Vineyards)

Combine vanilla vodka, sugar, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice in a gallon pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved. Chop apples, pears and orange into small pieces and add to vodka mixture. Refrigerate mixture and let sit for 2-4 hours. When ready to serve, add chilled pinot grigio and stir to combine.
I like to serve on ice. If you like a little carbonation in your sangria, like I do, top it off with a little ginger ale (diet, of course, so it's not too sweet). Very easy to cut the recipe in half, too.

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