Alice is back with another yummy fall recipe, a cocktail perfect for sipping on those chilly fall nights around a bonfire or for bringing to your Holiday parties. In my case, I’ll just make up one for a Monday night. Yum!
Bourbon-soaked apples and pears combine with sparkling wine and apple cider for Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria.
Fall brings an abundance of deliciously creative comfort food in our house, we’ve been enjoying everything from Pumpkin Mussels to Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Cupcakes. The fall creativity doesn’t need to stop with dinner, our cocktails need some love too. So after you’ve made Apple Pie Bars, save some apples for this sweet and strong, Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria.
My husband watched as I made this recipe. I poured the bourbon over the apples and pears and he said, “Wow, that’s a lot of Bourbon.”
Yes, yes it is a lot of Bourbon. For one person, but we are making a pitcher of Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria so it’s for a group of friends, right?
Of course it is. But I won’t judge you if you are snuggled in your smart wool socks, sitting by a toasty fire with your sweetie and this whole pitcher disappears.
I love bringing Sangria to parties. Just bring the components to the party and assemble when you get there! I brought this to a block party and it was a huge hit and super simple to make.
Looking for a perfectly fall-inspired meal? Pair this drink with my Slow Cooker Maple Bourbon Pot Roast and use up more of that Bourbon and some of those apples you have left over from the orchard.
Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria
- 1/2 orange sliced
- 1 pear chopped
- 2 Red apples chopped
- 1 cup Bourbon
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Apple Pie Spice or Cinnamon
- 1 bottle White Wine sweeter sparkling white works well
- 4 cups Apple Cider
- Sugar rim for glasses: 1/3 cup White sugar and 1 tsp Apple Pie Spice
- In a medium bowl, combine the orange slices, chopped pear, chopped apples, bourbon, brown sugar and apple pie spice. Put into a sealable bag inside a bowl and store in the refrigerator. Give at least an hour for the fruit to soak up the Bourbon.
- Once the fruit has soaked, in a large pitcher, combine white wine and apple cider. Add the Bourbon fruit to the wine and apple cider mixture. Serve over ice.
- To add a sugar rim to each glass, combine white sugar and apple pie spice in a small bowl and then put on a small plate. On another plate, put a ¼ cup of water. Dip the top of the glass into the water then the sugar.