Honeycrisp Apple Sangria by DebraSue


3 cinnamon sticks ( plus more for garnish) 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 (750 ml) bottled red wine ( suggest a lightly- bodied Spanish variety) 1 and 3/4 cups apple cider 1/2 cup brandy 1/4 cup orange juice (or juice from 2 oranges) Juice from 1 lemon Club soda, to taste


Place the cinnamon sticks, apples, and orange slices in a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Allow to sit in fridge for 6 - 24 hours. Taste; if you'd like it to be sweeter, add 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar, honey, or agave.

If you'd like a cinnamon-sugar rim (highly recommended), simply moisten the rim of your glass with water, turn the glass upside down and dip it into a mix of cinnamon and sugar. Pour in the Sangria with fruit and add a splash of club soda ( this unsweetened fizz is wonderful with the sangria!) garnish with a cinnamon stick, if disered. cheers,

Servings: 6