Meet the Sullivans: Thirsty Thursday | Apple Cider Sangria

August 29, 2013

Thirsty Thursday | Apple Cider Sangria

Thirsty Thursday is back, my friends! I lost some inspiration there for a bit, but don't you worry! I'll be back every few weeks with a new fun drink recipe to share!

This week I'm here to share with you what will easily be your new favorite cocktail this fall! I imagine this being the perfect drink for a football party / tailgate or even a Halloween celebration. When Keith tasted it last weekend he said it tasted like Autumn in a glass -- not a bad description, right? I hope I'm making you thirsty!

1 bottle (standard size) of pinot grigio
2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider*
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup brandy (use ginger brandy if you can find it!)
3 crisp apples, chopped
3 pears, chopped

*To make your own apple cider: Combine 2 1/2 cups apple juice, a few dashes each of cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. Bring to a low simmer and let simmer for 30minutes. When finished strain through cheese cloth to remove the residue from the spices.

Combine all ingredients together in a pretty pitcher and stir, stir, stir. Refrigerate for an hour or so (or longer!) before serving. I bought the pitcher I use on Zulily during one of their home ware sales!

recipe credit: how sweet it is 

I could really go for a cold glass of this right now, and I think I'll be making this all through Fall!

Below I've linked up some of the things you might need or want to make this delicious recipe!


Shana said...

OH yum! It is only 9 am but I could already use a glass ;)

Kelly Slater said...

That sounds amazing! I love fall and all things apple and pumpkin! I'm going to have to make some! Thanks! Looking forward to the link-up party!

Megan said...

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest that we're trying at our cookout tomorrow! Looks like a beautiful fall evening in a glass ;)


Christina @ Still Lucky said...

Wow what a beautiful, tasty drink! I'd love to make it for a date night in. :)

Amanda | Kids and Cabernet said...

It looks so yummy and refreshing - pretty too!

Unknown said...

wow this is making me thirsty! I'm going to try it out! thanks!

the girl in the red shoes said...

OH my goodness, this looks amazing! I could totally go for a big glass right now! (and your photo is gorgeous by the way!)

Katie said...

Wow, this looks SO YUMMY! Perfect fall cocktail! :)

ATexeira said...

Cannot wait to try this!! Thanks for the recipe :)

Kitty and June said...

I saw that on Pinterest this week! Looks awesome!!!!

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

That looks amazing. I will definitely be making it! Can you come photograph my recipes? Your pictures are amazing!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Love this and I added it in my Fall and Halloween Drink Round up!

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