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Autumn Sangria

A gorgeous and fruity fall inspired drink cocktail

Autumn Sangria!

#Sangria - #Fall - @LittleFiggyFood

I have enjoyed Sangria’s of all sorts, but when summer ends, those pitcher’s of fruity Sangria would disappear. I’m just saying, there is no need for that! Even with the cool weather approaching, sitting down with this zingy white Sangria (Sangria blanca) combined with the seasonal flavors of pears and apples, is a beautiful thing.

#Sangria - #Fall - @LittleFiggyFood

A little history lesson: Sangria’s are originally from Spain or Portugal, using red wine and summery fruits, where it is served year round in the southern regions thanks to the tourist *can you imagine*. When they serve Sangria, it is usually during a casual get together or party, serving it like we would a punch. The word itself, Sangria, was derived from the Spanish word for bleeding, sangrado. {Hmm, lovely} … cue the White Sangria please 😉

#Sangria - #Fall - @LittleFiggyFood

When making your Autumn Sangria, use the best looking and unblemished fruit, a Chardonnay or white wine you would drink on it’s own and for added sweetness you can use honey, sugar or even a bit of grenadine syrup. I find that using a lemon-lime soda like Sprite gives it more than enough sweetness and skip the extra sweeteners. To give your Sangria a bit more fall flavor, add 2 – 3 cinnamon sticks. Allow your Sangria to develop all of the flavors at least 4 – 6 hours before serving, keep refrigerated then serve over ice (or not). Cheers!

Make the most of your fall and keep that Sangria pitcher handy!

Autumn Sangria

Autumn Sangria

Yield: 6 - 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Enjoy Autumn Sangria, it's not just for summer. Serve with a quiet dinner or a dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pears, chopped and cored (I enjoy a mixture of Bosc and Bartlett pears)
  • 2 Apples, cored and chopped into 1 inch pieces (I like Honeycrisp or Gala)
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle Chardonnay (or your favorite White Wine)
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle lemon lime soda (can also use sparkling water if preferred)

Optional:

  • 2 - 3 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbls Grenadine syrup, optional (for a hint of added sweetness and rosy color)

Instructions

  1. In a large serving pitcher, add the chopped fruit and Chardonnay wine (and cinnamon sticks if using). Cover and chill at least 4 - 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Once the fruit has infused with the wine, top it off with the lemon lime soda (or sparkling water and grenadine syrup if using).
  3. When serving, make sure to add some of the fruit to each glass (discarding cinnamon). Keep chilled.

#Sangria - #Fall - @LittleFiggyFood

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