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!


Ingredients:
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.

Directions:
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!


13 comments:

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 ;)

xx
Megan

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! 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!

Anna Nguyen said...

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

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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 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! http://www.susieqtpiescafe.com/2013/10/Festive-Fall-Drinks-Fun-Halloween-Drinks.html

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