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Apple Cider White Wine Sangria

by saltwaterdaughters
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We’re ending dry January with this Apple Cider White Wine Sangria. Yes, it’s still technically January, but it’s Australia day, and we wanted to drink alongside them. This thirst-quenching bevvie is the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up for those who are in need of an easy, tasty brunch mate or just fancy a drink anytime of day. Apple cider, apricot brandy, ginger beer, and fresh fruit elevate a simple Pinot Grigio to a refreshing, easy-drinking treat. Maybe too easy-drinking!

It’s the dead of winter here, and while we’re dealing with the endless freeze/thaw cycle that is a Newfoundland winter, we’re dreaming of balmy, sunny days in Australia. Well, imagining in my case. Nicole has been, but I have not. This drink is still a bit wintry with the use of apple cider and warming cinnamon sticks. But, it is so refreshing, it wouldn’t be out of place on a warm sunny day either. We’ll be using it again this winter, and most definitely again this summer when we can enjoy it on a warm deck!

Apple Cider White Wine Sangria

A warming and refreshing white wine sangria that’s perfect anytime of the year.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine (we used a pinot grigio)
  • 1/2 cup apricot brandy
  • 2 cups fresh pressed apple cider (in refrigerated section)
  • 1 bottle ginger beer (we used Crabbies)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 large apple, sliced thinly
  • 1 small peach or apricot, sliced
  • 1 handful mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for the ginger beer in a 2L pitcher.  Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, adding the ginger beer just before serving.  Serve over ice and garnished with mint and cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!

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