Fall is here! And no, this isn't a pumpkin recipe (apologies to all the white girls whose hearts just broke reading that). The only thing that might excite you fall lovers more than pumpkin flavored dishes is seasonal booze. This sangria is my new favorite fall beverage - it's warming with cinnamon and nutmeg and refreshing by way of crisp, dry white wine (though I'm sure it would be delicious with a red wine as well).
Best part of sangria for me is picking out the wine-soaked fruit at the end of my glass. And I know I'm not alone there. Feel free to get creative with the fruits (I wish that I had some pomegranate available to me when I made this), but try and keep them "fall-y". My favorite is the below combo of the in-season honeycrisps (pink ladies or galas are good too), pears and mandarins or oranges.
Also, these photos show a doubled batch of this recipe, because #partyon. Hope you all love this!
- 1 bottle of savignon blanc
- 12 oz club soda
- 1 honeycrisp apple, cored and chopped
- 1 pear, cored and chopped
- 1 mandarin or orange, peeled and separated
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 8-10 drops liquid stevia or 2 tsp agave nectar
- Add all ingredients to a large jug and shake up/stir around
- Leave in the fridge for at least 4 hours prior to serving (the longer the better)