The perfect beverage to welcome fall woud have a slight hint of cinnamon, cloves, apple, and orange, paired with a  wine and this Honeycrisp Sangria is a perfect fall beverage to sit in a cozy room with a good book!

I received product from Frieda’s Specialty Produce.  Some of this product was used in the making of this recipe.  I was not required to blog about their product.  All opinions are soley my own.

This month the Virtual Supper Club is bringing you a Wine Country Feast! While Jerry has been in California wine country, I live in a state that also produces some great wines so I was very excited for our theme. My very favorite  local vineyard is at Coyote Moon Vineyard in Clayton NY.  There are plenty of vineyards in western and eastern as well!  There are several orchards in the NY Capitol region and I have visted a few and hope to visit more.  I have to say my favorite still is Coyote.  Twisted Sister, Casa Papa Red being my favorite reds and Naked Chardonnay being my favorite white!  The names say it all my friends, it is not only tasty but fun!  🙂
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria
Unfortunately, I did not have any Coyote wine here when I made this sangria.  I’m sure you can imagine that with it being my favorite, its the first wine to go out of my rack.  I really need to restock! What I did use was Beaujolis, which is what is normally recommended for a sangria and I found it to work perfectly fine for my Sangria!
I also went with an apple that is my very favorite apple and that we can pick right from the apple orchards here in New York State.  Just the other day my sons and I went to Bowman Orchards and picked a few apples.  We picked some Honeycrisp, Red Delicious and because Justin was curious about some other type of apples, he picked a few others.  Red Delicious is Grumpy’s fav while Honeycrisp is the favorite of the rest of us in this household.
Justin helped me drink this delicious sangria.  That would be the boy in the front of the photo in the white t-shirt.  Chris and Grumpy are more “beer men”.  This is a great entertaining drink to serve or just to sit by your fire with a glass and a good book.  (Although everyone in my house will tell you that doing just that will put me to sleep!  ha!).
Here is what everyone else is serving up for our wine country feast!

Sandi of Whistlestop Cafe Cooking:  Hot Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus.
Val of More than Burnt Toast:  Butternut Squash White Bean Soup.
Jerry of A Life, Lived:  Roasted Breast of Chicken with Pinot Noir Sauce.
Susan of The Spice GardenCreamy Pumpkin and Sage Polenta.
Shelby (that’s be me and this post!): Honey Crisp Apple Sangria.
Sarah of All Our Fingers in the Pie:  Stilton Stuffed Baked Pears.

Honeycrisp Sangria

adapted from Cooking Light

 

A Wine Country Feast with Honeycrisp Sangria
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple, sliced thinly
  • 1 large navel orange, quartered
  • 1/2 cup apple schnapps
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Frieda’s Mulling Spices
  • 2 Frieda’s Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle fruity red wine
  • 1/4 cup club soda, chilled
Instructions
  1. Combine apple, orange, apple schnapps, honey, mulling spices and cinnamon sticks in a large bowl. Stir well. Refrigerate 4 hours or until completely chilled.
  2. Strain wine mixture through a sieve and discard solids. Remove some of the apple slices from the strained mixture and set aside.
  3. Pour about 2/3 cup sangria in red wine glass (this is a glass with a wide mouth). Top each serving with 1 tablespoon club soda and apple slices.
  4. Note: Some people may prefer ice in their wine. This is not my preference. This wine is also thoroughly chilled, so in my opinion, ice is not needed for my taste.