Cherry Apple Sangria

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Would it surprise you to know that I am bringing you a new sangria recipe today? No? This time it’s Cherry Apple Sangria, perfect for fall. It’s not quite as strong as my past recipes since it includes juice, and anything containing fruit and juice sounds like a healthy drink to me! While I love mixing up a pitcher of sangria, my standard drink is a glass of red wine with dinner.

What kind of wine you ask? I said red, didn’t I? Oh, you mean like what varietal of grape and all that? Uh… I don’t actually know much about wine beyond liking it to be not too sweet or expensive. It’s pretty sad that I’m an easy drive from Sonoma and Napa Valleys; I LOVE wine; and yet I know so little about it. Fortunately, there are wine experts standing by to pick out great wines just for me AND send them right to my door. These experts are the folks behind inClub, a customizable wine club based in Sonoma that learns your tastes and sends you personalized picks.

To get started, you get to take a fun quiz to find out your wine personality. Your result, along with your other membership selections, determines what the Invino team will send you with each order.

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Do you want to try out inClub yourself? Sign up in the next 30 days, and get a $20 credit to spend at Invino! You can use it to order more of your club favorites or try something new! Looking for even more perks? You drive a hard bargain, but how about a chance to win a World of Wine prize pack? This package includes glassware for 8, wine decanters, wine country artisan treats, and a $250 gift card for Invino ($500 total value)! Enter through the black box in the bottom right corner of your screen, and good luck to you! Note: Giveaway ended 11/15/2013.

Now, back to this Cherry Apple Sangria. I found Morello cherries in the baking section at Trader Joe’s, but you can use frozen cherries from your supermarket instead if you can’t find them. I was really torn about whether to make this a red or white sangria. I used a light Pinot Grigio, but I was also thinking about a Merlot with cherry flavors. You can’t go wrong either way. Cheers!

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Cherry Apple Sangria

This sangria loaded with cherry and apple flavor is perfect for fall!

  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 apples cored and sliced
  • 1 c. Morello cherries in light syrup or frozen cherries NOT maraschino cherries
  • 23 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 c. apple liqueur (like Berentzen, NOT Sour Apple Pucker)
  • 750 ml white or red wine try Riesling or Merlot
  • 1624 oz. sparkling apple cider (pure cider, not sweetened with corn syrup)

Instructions

  1. In a 2-quart or larger pitcher, add apples, cherries, and cinnamon sticks. Pour apple liqueur and wine over fruit.
  2. Cover and chill for a few hours before serving.
  3. To serve, fill a 12-ounce glass with ice, and pour approximately 2/3 full with sangria. Top with sparkling cider, and add some fruit to each glass. (You can adjust the wine to cider ratio to taste.)

Notes

Don’t get me wrong. Maraschino cherries and Sour Apple Pucker have their place, just not in this recipe!

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 240

Andi Gleeson

46 comments

Beth Klocinski
10 years ago

I like your thought of possibly using Merlot with the cherries. For a party it might be great for people who are not normally red wine drinkers.

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Beth! You are right. My husband isn’t a big red wine drinker, but he does like red sangria. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen Matlock
10 years ago

Apple Sangria, great idea this time of year, love it!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Karen! I hope you get a chance to try it.

Nikki D.
10 years ago

I can’t find the entry form. I tried on my cell phone and still could not locate it.

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Nikki. I’m sorry you are having trouble with the giveaway. I just tried on my iPhone and on my computer with Chrome and Firefox, and the entry window appeared in all of those places. Do you have either of those browsers to try?

Nikki d
10 years ago

No but I have an iPhone and still could not locate the form. Thanks for replying.

Nikki d
10 years ago

Tried on iPhone and iPad with no luck :(

Andi
10 years ago

Sorry it’s not working for you, Nikki. I can’t do much to troubleshoot it since the giveaway code is provided by the sponsor, and I don’t know exactly how it works. I would recommend trying it on a regular computer. Thanks for trying!

Leonard Joan
10 years ago

great prize

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, and good luck!

Patricia Hilke
10 years ago

Very interesting

Lynn O.
10 years ago

Sangria immediately puts me in a holiday mood. Sounds like a great recipe.

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Lynn! Cheers!

sue14625
10 years ago

what a lovely prize add some friends a great evening in the works ty for the chance

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you for entering, Sue! Good luck to you!

Susan Chester
11 years ago

This sounds fun to serve at a holiday gathering!

Andi
11 years ago

Hi, Susan! Sangria is great to serve at a crowd since it’s easy to make up a big batch, and you can use inexpensive wine. I think this one will be making an appearance at Thanksgiving this year at my house :)

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
11 years ago

Sounds so good Andi! My husband loves sangria, love how this one is so festive! :) Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturday!

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Andi
11 years ago

Thanks for having me, and I hope you are feeling better!

heta s
11 years ago

I would love to win this prize pack. Will sure make DH’s day, week or even a year!

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you for entering, Heta. My fingers are crossed for you! :)

Monique Rizzo
11 years ago

I hope you have a fabulous week!
Thanks for the chance.

Andi
11 years ago

Hi, Monique! Thank YOU for coming over and entering, and good luck!

Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1)
11 years ago

I love red wine! And, I know very little about wine, just in general as well. Love all of this! Great post, Andi! …and already pinned! (=

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Gloria, and cheers! :)

Bettesue Shapiro
11 years ago

Sounds wonderful.

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you, Bettesue!

tammy
11 years ago

wow…sound great

Andi
11 years ago

Thanks, Tammy! Have a good weekend!

Susan
11 years ago

I’m glad Jennifer asked how to enter. I looked and couldn’t find it either. Love the recipe! I’ll try it! We have our own little backyard vineyard, so all things wine appeal to me.

Andi
11 years ago

Were you able to find it, Susan? If not, let me know and I can try to help. A backyard vineyard sounds nice! My 6-year-old was just telling me the other day that we should grow some grapes in our backyard, but I don’t think we have the space or weather for that. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Susan Highland
11 years ago

Thanks! I entered. Tell your son you can grow grapes in containers and prune them like little trees. Google Head trained grapes, and growing grapes in containers. There should be a variety that grows in your climate.

Andi
11 years ago

Thanks, Susan! We’ll look into it. We’re not far from Napa Valley, but it’s much foggier here ;)

john p
11 years ago

Can to find the “black box”. Bottom of screen is all one box with archives on left and meta on right

Andi
11 years ago

Hi, John. I’m sorry you and a few others are having trouble with the contest. There should be a box in the bottom right of your browser window that looks like this:
wine contest screenshot
If you don’t see that, can you try reloading the page or opening this post in a different browser? Thanks!

john p
11 years ago

Worked in Chrome. Security in IE blocked the pop up

Andi
11 years ago

Glad you got it to work, and thanks for figuring out what was wrong. I only have a Mac, so I couldn’t try it in IE. Enjoy your Sunday!

dean jenkins
11 years ago

AWESOME STUFF

Andi
11 years ago

Thanks a lot, Dean!

Jennifer H.
11 years ago

I don’t see where to enter, but I love this article!

Andi
11 years ago

Hi, Jennifer, and thank you! I’m sorry you had trouble entering the giveaway. You should see a black box in the bottom right corner that looks like this:
world of wine entry screenshot.
I can see it on my phone and computer. Could you try again, maybe in a different browser? If it’s not working, let me know, and I will find out if there is another way for you to enter. Thanks again for stopping by!

carogonza
11 years ago

SOunds fantastic

Andi
11 years ago

Thank you! I appreciate your visit :)

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
11 years ago

Sounds good to me Andi! I don’t know much about wine either. When I describe what I don’t like, wine experts get mad and tell me what I “meant” to say! I don’t like wine experts (in person), on a computer might not be so bad. :)

Andi
11 years ago

I don’t like snobby wine experts, but nice ones who want to help me drink delicious wine are A-OK in my book. Good luck if you entered the contest!

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