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How to Make Caramel Apple Sangria

29 September

How to make caramel apple sangria recipe.  This is a delicious fall cocktail recipe made with apple cider and club soda for a sparkling caramel apple sangria.  This is perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving with its fall flavors.





Each year, we have a small Halloween party for close friends and family.  This year, I'm looking forward to serving this caramel apple cider sangria.


I have a slow cooker full of apple cider for the kids, and I'll reserve this recipe for caramel apple sangria just for the adults.


It's easy to make, and you can make it several hours ahead of time to reduce prep work right before the party.


Recipe for Caramel Apple Sangria


We love apple cider in the fall.  We get it from the orchard or from the Amish.  Fresh made apple cider right from the maker is a million times better than what you get in the store!


While I will drink it from the jug, it tastes better if you warm it with some spices.  Try one of these apple cider recipes:


 


Best Apples for Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe


The apple taste in a sparkling caramel apple sangria comes from the apple cider.  However, I like to add diced apples and pears.


Look for apples that are a little sweet and a little tart.  I also suggest using firm apples so they don't get mushy in your caramel apple cider sangria.


Some good apples to try are:


  • Pink Lady
  • Gala
  • McIntosh
  • Honeycrisp
  • Fuji


How to Make Non Alcoholic Caramel Apple Cider Sangria


To make a non alcoholic recipe for caramel apple sangria, simply omit the vodka and replace the wine with your choice of soda.  I like ginger ale, but you can also use lemon line or just use more club soda.


A bottle of wine is just over three cups, so add three cups of soda to make it easy to measure.


For the caramel flavor, use a caramel sauce.  Add it to taste and then rim the cups with caramel and dip in sugar if you want to be fancy.


My Instant Pot caramel sauce would be perfect for a non alcoholic caramel apple cider sangria recipe. 





Sparkling Caramel Apple Sangria Variations


You can make some variations when you learn how to make caramel apple sangria.  Try one of these variations:


  • Rim the glass with caramel sauce and dip in sugar.
  • Use apple juice instead of apple cider, but I think the apple cider gives it a deeper flavor.
  • Use vanilla, whipped cream, plain, or apple vodka.
  • Use ginger ale instead of club soda. 


Choosing a Wine for Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe


I used pinot grigio for my sparkling caramel apple sangria.  Pinot grigio is fairly dry and not too sweet.  It complements the apple cider well.  It also has notes of apple, pear, and other fall flavors.


You don't need an expensive wine to learn how to make caramel apple sangria.  I usually grab my wine at Aldi!


Other good wines to try are a dry riesling or sauvignon blanc.  The dry wine pairs well with the sweetness from the apple cider.





Tips for Making Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe


You can make this caramel apple sangria recipe omitting the club soda a few hours before you want to serve it.  Sometimes I also add some cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, or star anise for more flavor.  


When you're ready to serve, stir well and remove the spices that you added.  Then add the club soda, give it a final stir, and serve.


Caramel Apple Cider Sangria Ingredients


You will need the following to learn how to make caramel apple sangria:


  • Apples.  I like Honeycrisp or Gala.
  • Pears.
  • Apple cider.   Look for one that's dark for more flavor.
  • Caramel vodka.  Vanilla or whipped cream vodka would also be delicious.
  • Club soda.  You can also use ginger ale.
  • Pinot grigio.  You can use your favorite crisp wine that isn't too sweet.  

 

How to Make Caramel Apple Sangria


Step #1 


Wash and cut the apples and pear into 1 inch cubes.  Place the fruit in a pitcher.





Step #2


Add the liquid ingredients.  If you're not serving it for several hours, don't add the club soda until you are ready to serve.  Stir well.





Sparkling caramel apple sangria tastes best when it can sit.  I highly recommend making it without the club soda and letting it sit in the fridge.  


How to Serve Caramel Apple Cider Sangria


To serve, I put the pitcher on a table with some glasses.  You can also add chunks of apple and pear to each glass and pour the sangria over them.


If there are children around, make sure this is kept away from them and clearly labeled.  Always drink responsibly.


You can also make a pitcher of this sparkling caramel apple sangria without the wine or vodka.  Then have them available separately for guests to mix their own.  


It tastes better when the flavors meld, but this is a great option if there are guests who don't drink.


For more cocktail recipes, check out these posts:



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How to Make Caramel Apple Sangria

How to Make Caramel Apple Sangria

Yield
6
Author
Cari @ Koti Beth
Prep time
15 Min
Total time
15 Min
How to make a caramel apple cider sangria recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 apples, diced
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup caramel vodka
  • ½ cup club soda
  • 1 bottle pinot grigio

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the apples and pear into 1 inch cubes. Place the fruit in a pitcher.
  2. Add the liquid ingredients. If you're not serving it for several hours, don't add the club soda until you are ready to serve. Stir well.

Notes:

Sparkling caramel apple sangria tastes best when it can sit. I highly recommend making it without the club soda and letting it sit in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

246.80

Fat (grams)

0.30

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.05

Carbs (grams)

30.55

Fiber (grams)

3.27

Net carbs

27.28

Sugar (grams)

22.38

Protein (grams)

0.51

Sodium (milligrams)

11.11

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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