Sip Into Fall with Apple Cider Sangria

Worried your summer sangria-sipping days are over now that Pumpkin Spice has made its seasonal appearance.  No need to fear as we’ve recently concocted an autumnal sangria that’ll knock the socks off any year-round wine lover. Using fresh Fall ingredients including local Shelburne Orchards apple cider, Artesano Vermont honey, and of course, our very own Shelburne Vineyard Wine you too can create the deliciousness that is Apple Cider Sangria.

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 Ingredients:            

-1 Bottle Shelburne Vineyard Lakeview White          - 3 Cups Shelburne Orchard’s Apple cider (or ginger cider)            -2 Cinnamon sticks  

-1 Cup Sparkling water        -1/2-1 cup Smugglers Notch vodka                  -1 tbsp Artesano pure raw Vermont Honey

-2 Shelburne orchard apples, chopped                -1/2 tsp cinnamon                -1 orange, chopped               -1/4 cup pomegranate (optional)        

Optional: Use Shelburne Orchard’s Ginger Cider in place of regular for a little ginger kick!

Instructions:

  1. Chop Shelburne Orchard apples and orange and place in the bottom of a pitcher with pomegranates.
  2. Add in cinnamon sticks, Shelburne Vineyard Lake View White, cinnamon, and raw Artesano honey- stir.
  3. Add in vodka,  start with 1/2 cup, mix and taste- add more or adjust as desired.
  4. Right before serving add 1 cup sparkling water to keep the bubbles fresh.
  5. Serve with ice!
Apples on Left, Pitcher and glasses on right, courtesy of http://www.personalcreations.com/  

Apples on Left, Pitcher and glasses on right, courtesy of http://www.personalcreations.com/  

Notes:

-Best if left to sit and soak for a couple hours in the fridge, we did 2-3 hours and it turned out fabulous!

-Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks or orange slices if desired and even throw in a little nutmeg if you’re really feeling wild.

Authored By: Beth Abbott