Written by: Meghan Reggi
Pie-baking, sweater-wearing, blanket-snuggling, steamy mug-sipping, pumpkin picking. Of the many fall activities that make this season the coziest, consuming anything with apples in it is certainly at the top of our list. Be it in pie, cake, tart, cider, or donuts, APPLE is undoubtedly our favorite fruit flavor of the season!
That’s why we developed our own Pinkly Perfect version of Apple Sangria to enjoy on a crisp fall day with friends. If, like us, you look forward all year to a crisp October day spent visiting an orchard, surrounded by vibrant foliage and fellow sweater-clad folks carrying apple-grabbing poles and barrels to overfill with fresh apples until they’re too heavy to carry, we have JUST the treat for you to enjoy using your seasonal bounty.
Go ahead and soak in the warm sun and cool air, bounce around on a hayride, laugh with your gals as you compete in a cider donut-eating contest, and then retire to your cozy living room with our delicious Pink Sangria and a fun game! Whipping up this cocktail is easy as pie (scratch that, it’s MUCH easier than pie), and can be made as a single serving or in a pitcher for a group (multiply recipe by number of people.) While hard cider and fresh apple juice ground this sangria with a tart, crisp taste of Autumn, the infusion of raspberry adds a delicious sweetness that makes this drink unique. And of course, the resulting pink color keeps the Pinkly Perfect girl in us smiling.
- 2/3 cup raspberry apple juice (we used Red Jacket brand, available at Whole Foods; if unable to find raspberry, can substitute cranberry apple juice)
- 2/3 cup Hard Cider
- 1 oz vodka, regular or apple flavor
- Apple slices for garnish
- Combine cold juice and cider together with vodka in a large glass or pitcher.
- Stir well and pour into a new glass, over a bunch of fresh apple slices.
- Cheers, sip, enjoy, repeat!