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Apple Farmer Sangria

This fall sangria was inspired by a recipe in the book ‘Seasonal Sangria’ by Dominique Devito – Fall Farmer on page 60 – which I added my own twist to.

Apple Farmer Sangria Ingredients

The ingredients used in Apple Farmer Sangria: apple vodka, red wine, apple brandy, apple bourbon, apple cider, apple liqueur, apples, and the cook book Seasonal Sangria

3 bottles of red wine (La Farnacha Salvaje de Moncayo, Proyecto Garnachas from Binnys)
2 bottles apple cider (50 fl oz, Martinelli’s Cider)
3/4 cups apple brandy (Hartley Apple VSOP)
3/4 cups apple vodka (Smirnoff Green Apple)
1/2 cup apple liqueur
1 cup apple bourbon (Jim Bean)

2 red apples
2 green apples
cinnamon sticks

Let sit at least 4-5 hours before serving.
*If keeping more than 2 days remove the cinnamon sticks.

Makes just shy of 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

Strawberry Citrus Sangria

This was one of my favorite sangrias. Sooo yummy and light tasting ❤

3 bottles Strawberry Blush wine from Cedar Creek Winery
1 bottle Strawberry Lemonade juice (64 fl oz)
1 bottle Kiwi Strawberry juice (Juicy Juice, 64 fl oz)
2 cups Lemon Vodka (Deep Eddy)

Strawberries
1 large lemon

Let sit at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes around 2 1/2 gallons of sangria

 

Malbec Sangria

4 bottles of Malbec (Red Diamond 2017)
1 bottle of  Beguiling Black Cherry Moscato (Afternoon Delight)
1 bottle of Black Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan)
1 bottle of Cranberry Concorde Grape juice (Ocean Spray)

1 batch of strawberries
4 cinnamon sticks
*I wanted to add black cherries but they were out of season

Add all ingredients and let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.
You’ll need a 2 1/2 gallon container for the sangria.

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*You’ll note the picture has Oranges and Limes in with the sangria. I added them, but after letting it sit overnight I preferred the flavor before they were added. It is a personal opinion/taste, so feel free to add them in or try your own fruit mixture.

Christmas Morning Punch (the adult version)

2 bottles of Riesling (Chateau Ste Michelle)
2 bottles of  Moscato (Grape & Vine and Sar Bee)
4 cups of Cranberry juice *not cocktail* (Nature’s Promise Naturals)
4 cups of Orange juice (Tropicana Pure)
2 cups Pineapple juice (Dole)
1 1/2 cup Chambord
1 cup Sweet Vermouth
1 cup Vodka (American Harvest)
5 (8 fl oz) cans Ginger Ale

1 Orange, sliced into rounds
1 bag of Cranberry

Add all ingredients except for the Ginger Ale soda. Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving. Right before serving add the soda and stir. This sangria will need to be stirred throughout the night as the ingredients separate.

You’ll need a 2 1/2 gallon container for the sangria.

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This Sangria was inspired by a picture I saw on Facebook (below). Initially I planned to only make 1 gallon since we’re not heavy drinkers, however I took the picture at face-value and actually bought real cranberry juice. Which made this sangria incredibly tart! But us humans are adaptable creatures, especially when it comes to alcohol, so I transferred the mix to my larger container and raided our liquor cabinet. It turned out pretty yummy!!!

I haven’t tried this myself yet, but if you’d like a 1 gallon (lower alcohol content) batch I suggest the below recipe. If you do let me know how it turns out!

1 bottle of Riesling
4 cups of Cranberry cocktail
4 cups of Orange juice 
2 cups Pineapple juice

1 Orange, sliced into rounds
Cranberries

Fill your glass 1/3 with Ginger Ale and the rest with the sangria mixture.

Nick & Kristin’s Wedding Sangria (aka Raspberry Lemonade Sangria)

4 bottles of Reisling (Barefoot)
1 bottle (59 fl oz) of Raspberry Lemonade (Organics)
2 cups (Bacardi) Raspberry White Rum – actually slightly over 2 cups, I used what was left in my bottle
1 bottle Lemon/Lime Soda (Sprite)

1 Lemon
2 Limes
1 container of Raspberries
1 container of Blackberries
1 container of Strawberries

Add all ingredients except for the lemon/lime soda. Cut up the lemon and limes into wheels. Slice off the tops of the strawberries and cut in half. Leave the raspberries and blackberries whole or they’ll clog up your pour spout.
Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving. Right before serving add the lemon/lime Soda, the whole bottle won’t fit, so just pour in as much as you can. Stir.
(if you need to stretch the sangria you can always add the rest of the lemon/lime soda as people drink down the sangria)

You’ll need a 2 1/2 gallon container for the sangria.

 

Grapefruit Citrus Sangria

4 bottles of Moscato (Barefoot or Flip Flop)
1 bottle of White Zinfandel (Beringer)
1 bottle of Sangria Blanco (Yellow Tail)
1 bottle (59 fl oz) of Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice (Florida’s Natural)
1 small bottle (12 fl oz) (Rose’s) Sweetened Lime Juice
1 cup Vodka
1/2 cup Tequila
Lemon/Lime soda

1 Grapefruit
1 Orange
1 Lime

Add all ingredients except for the lemon/lime soda. Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving. When serving fill the glass half with lemon/lime soda and half with sangria.

You’ll need a 2 1/2 gallon container for the sangria.
*This recipe will serve a large group as you’re really making 5 gallons worth of sangria when you do the 50/50 mixture of sangria to soda.

 

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