Fall Fabulousness for Adults – Apple Pie Sangria

8 Oct

You know Fall has officially arrived not just when the leaves start to change or the air is crisp – but when the recipes for all things pumpkin and apple start flooding the food magazines and the internet. This weekend we had our first fall fire outside with friends. As always, I had to have snacks and a signature beverage. I wanted wine, but something a little more classy than the box of Franzia Fruity Red Sangria. Don’t get me wrong – box wine is classy as hell. Who needs a bottle? But it is hard to add fruit to the wine bag inside the box. And I wanted to have a white sweet wine. And Moscato happens to be a fave of mine. We were going to the local Apple Festival on Sunday, but that was a day late for my Saturday shindig, so I had to get creative.

The apple pie “shine” I used is something I made – but there are many places coming out with versions you can purchase in the liquor stores. If you don’t have access to something like this, please see the note at the bottom of the recipe for an easy substitution. And don’t fret. I will be posting the recipe for the apple pie “shine” here soon. It is after all fall. And cider is in production all over the place.

This recipe is strong, so drink it slow and easy. Not strong in the overly boozy tastes like straight alcohol strong – strong as in you are drinking something that contains wine AND 190 proof booze. Ya. That kind of strong!

Apple Pie Sangria

Seasoned with Sarcasm Original

1 1.5 liter bottle of Moscato

3 apples – chopped (I used Gala)

1 pint apple pie “shine”

1 liter soda water

In a large pitcher or food safe storage container, combine your wine, apples and pint of shine. Refrigerate overnight for the best flavor, at least 2 hours if you don’t have that kind of time.

Just before serving, add in your liter of soda water and stir.


Note: If you cannot locate a bottle of apple pie “shine, sub in 1 cup of apple cider + 1 cup vodka. Add a cinnamon stick to your mix as well to get a more pie like flavor. 

5 Responses to “Fall Fabulousness for Adults – Apple Pie Sangria”

  1. I’m looking forward to reading about the apple shine. This sounds wonderful.

    • seasonedwithsarcasm at 12:13 pm #

      It’s REALLY good Heidi! Strong, but good. This sangria was apparently pretty strong too. I saw a friend that had shared it with me the following day and she said she’s only allowed to have one glass in the future…it was a rough morning lol. I’ll be mixing up another batch of the “shine” soon since we just got some fresh made cider and will post the process soon!

  2. Shelly Stone at 10:54 am #

    I am making this for a party this weekend – can’t wait to try it and as I mention it to the guests they are also excited!!

    • seasonedwithsarcasm at 1:13 pm #

      yay! I am positive you all will enjoy as much as we did! I am making this again soon – it’s perfect for this time of year! Would even be good warmed, like a mulled cider!


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