Wine is great for any occasion. Monday blues? Wine. Tuesday Boozeday? Wine. Wine Wednesday? Duh. You get the picture. I became obsessed with sangría when studying abroad in Barcelona and I’m always looking for a good excuse to make some for my babes and bros.
But don’t be intimidated by this drink. Sangría is one of the easiest cocktails to make; and if you’re like us, you’ll always have wine at the house and will need very few ingredients to make this boozy beverage. Most importantly, if you use the right ingredients, sangría can be a healthy-ish cocktail 😜
This chilly weather, and the fact that Halloween falls on a Tuesday, is the perfect excuse to stay in, set up a nice cheese plate and make a pitcher (or two) of this Fall White Wine Sangría for your krewe.
- 1 large, Gala apple, cored and diced
- 1 large, Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
- 1 large orange
- 1 cup of light Cranberry juice
- 2 bottles of your favorite Pinot Grigio
- 2 shots of Brandy
- Cinnamon sticks
Wash, dry and dice the apples, and make sure to remove and discard the core. Place the apple pieces into the pitcher.
Roll the orange on a flat surface with the palm of your hand; this will help bring out the juices. Cut out a few thin slices and place into the pitcher. Slice the rest of the orange in quarters and squeeze the juice from the wedges into the pitcher. Add 2-3 sticks of cinnamon to your pitcher.
Pour the brandy, cranberry juice and the white wine. Stir, taste and adjust ingredients to your liking. Ideally, you’ll let the sangría chill a few hours in the fridge or even overnight.
To serve, just fill each glass with ice and add a stick of cinnamon.