One of my very favorite cocktails is sangria, but most times it is considered a summertime drink (not that it matters to me). Any combination of caramel and apple is also a favorite of mine. So after thinking about it, I experimented a little and combined a few of my favorite things... the result is a delicious sangria fitting for fall/wintertime and perfect for holiday parties!
Want to make a family-friendly version? Leave out the wine and vodka, just adding some sliced apples to cider can make it a special treat. You could also add some caramel or caramel flavor to the cider and apples.
Caramel Apple Sangria
- 1 bottle of white wine, we used Pinot Grigio
- 1 cup caramel vodka
- 6 cups apple cider
- 3 apples, thinly sliced
- Caramel sauce/topping, for garnish - optional
- Brown sugar, for garnish - optional
- Combine wine, vodka, cider and apples in large pitcher or bowl, mix well.
- Refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours or until ready to serve.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
- On two separate plates, place some brown sugar and caramel (depending on the type of caramel you are using, you might have to heat it a bit first).
- Dip empty glass in caramel until rim is coated and then dip the caramel-coated rim onto the brown sugar.
- Carefully fill with ice and sangria.