A couple of years ago, my friend got married. At her bridal shower, she and her mom made this delicious drink and ruined us forever. Part wine, part hard liquor and part apple cider create the most tasty drink that tastes just like a candied apple. This Caramel Apple Sangria mingles your favorite fall flavors in one amazing adult beverage!
Just 3 ingredients are needed to create your own Caramel Apple Sangria.
3 cups of apple cider
1/2 cup of caramel vodka
1/2 bottle of your favorite pinot grigio
Granny Smith apples (optional)
I don’t like a pulp-y apple cider. Yes. I know that is what creates the flavor. My husband gawked at me as I strained the apple cider but I really don’t care. You can strain it or leave it as is. I strained it.
Pour the 3 (strained) cups of apple cider into a pitcher.
Next add the 1/2 cup of caramel vodka.
Since the Cupcake brand of wine is my current favorite, I chose their pinot grigio. It’s not too sweet and it’s not too dry. As Goldilocks would say, it was just right.
Stir all of the liquid together.
Now, cut up 3 Granny Smith apples and add to your alcoholic mixture. Stir again. Place in refrigerator and chill for 1-2 hours. This allows the apples to soak up some of the alcohol. And sangria is kind of defined by those tasty fruits.
I usually make a double batch because my friends can throw back. LOL
This Caramel Apple Sangria is seriously one of the most amazing drinks. I brought it to a cookout a couple of weeks ago and it was gone within an hour. The pinot grigio cuts the sweetness and allows for a rich caramel apple flavor. My favorite part is eating the apples when the drink is gone. I mean, green apples are a super food so this is good for you, right?!