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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

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.

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.

 

White Sangria

One of my original creations you can’t go wrong with this simple but delicious sangria.

Small and Simple Version

1 bottle Resling
3/4 cup Pear Liquor
1/3 cup Peach Brandy
1/8 cup Sweet Vermouth
2 cups White Peach Grape Juice

1 Honeydew Melon (sliced)
1 Pear (sliced)

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Makes about 1 gallon of sangria

Large and Strong Version

4 bottles Riesling
1 bottle Pear Liquor (Poire Liqueur, 375ml) 
1 cup Peach Brandy
1/2 cup Sweet Vermouth
8 cups White Peach Grape Juice
1/2 cup Vodka
1/3 cup Apple Liqueur

1 Honeydew Melon (sliced)
3 to 4 Pears (sliced)

Let sit overnight preferably, but at least 4-5 hours before serving.

Make a little over 2 gallons