Fall is in full swing which means holiday party season in officially here! Whether you’re throwing together a fall-themed girl’s night in (I mean, aren’t we all?) or gearing up for Friendsgiving in a few weeks, the never needing to do list and work that goes into hosting can be tedious. As much as I hate all of the logistics of planning, the thing I love most is obviously the bar area. Honestly, my next party will probably be a drink-your-meal theme aka fully stocked bar and BYOS (bring your own snacks).
One of go to’s for fall party cocktails in this super simple Apple Cider Sangria.
pro tip: make 2-3 batches ahead of time and store in the fridge. this stuff goes quick!
So funny story. I first made a version of this apple cider sangria a few years back for Thanksgiving at my parents’. Spoiler alert. It was NOT good. I used way too much brandy and not enough wine or apple cider. And I may or may not have grabbed the paprika instead of cinnamon. I was still getting into “cooking” and drinking and it was just one hot ass mess. We pore dit out and drank wine with apple slices. Talk about a classy party!
Fast froward five years and many, MANY sangria attempts later and I think I have finally mastered the perfect Apple Cider Sangria. I make this delicious concoction for every holiday . party I host or attend mainly because it’s super easy, is always a hit and gets the party started every.single.time. It’s got that strength that totally sneaks up on you and is guaranteed to start a dance party.
2 bottles of Pinot Grigio // 2-3 Cups of Ginger Ale // 1 bottle of Sparkling Cider
2-3 shots brandy // thinly sliced apples // stir and let chill in refrigerator
Literally. Just dump in all the things. Stir. And add more to taste. I always throw in a few extra shots of bourbon or brandy and top it off with some extra sparkling cider. Pour over ice and adda few apple slices to garnish. Sip & enjoy!