I’m such a lucky girl, I’ve got the best friends in the whole world! A couple weeks ago we had our very dear friends Melissa and Ryan over for dinner and was even luckier that Melissa made us a big batch of this Caramel Apple Cider Sangria!
We got together and had dinner…giant stuffed bacon cheeseburgers from Cook Craft Love which were delicious even if I did make them the size of a small football. It was a good time to spend with them and chat out our dreams for homesteading in the future. It’s nice to have friends who share similar goals and hopes for life. We’re lucky to have them in our lives.
You guys are quite lucky too because she was kind enough to let me put it up here on the blog for all of you to enjoy. Major kudos to her for this recipe. We were even lucky enough to have them over again this weekend for Meaghan’s birthday. Especially lucky because they brought more caramel apple cider sangria!! 😉
With fall very fully ensconced here in Michigan there is just nothing says fall quite like caramel apples. They’re a favorite of mine, so when you add a little boozy deliciousness too it I’m so there! This recipe is perfect also works with pear cider if you don’t have apple cider on hand.
We actually did a mix of apple and pear cider the second time we made this recipe at our house and it was quite delicious. It was a good use for the pears I picked from my grandparents tree and it went quite nicely with the apple. We also used both diced apple and pear for the fruit in our cocktails. Yum!
Even Dustin, who doesn’t really like alcohol enjoyed the taste of this one. Probably cause it just tasted like caramel. And we love caramel in this house as evidenced by both our Salted Caramel Sauce and our Salted Caramel Frosting!
We used caramel vodka, apple whiskey and a bottle of moscato. If you don’t want to use the flavored whiskey it shouldn’t make too much of a difference. But definitely be sure to use caramel flavored vodka. It really pulls everything together nicely. If you don’t have moscato handy any dry/sweet white wine will work nicely.
There is a little bit of prep needed for this recipe. Make sure you give the fruit at least 2 hours to seep in the vodka! This helps infuse that fruity flavor into the booze, you can mix the whole thing together and let it sit if you want. Or you can just do it in the vodka. Whichever!
When Melissa brought back more for Meaghan’s birthday it was some of the leftover from the week before. Age definitely did not hurt this drink at all, though I find it amazing that we even had any leftovers at all. Seriously, it’s that good.
- 5 cups Apple Cider
- 2 cups Caramel Vodka
- 1 cup Apple Whiskey
- 1 Apple diced
- 1 Pear diced
- 1 bottle Moscato Wine
- Soaked diced fruit for at least 2 hours in vodka
- Add the remaining alcohol
- Regular whiskey can be substituted for apple
- Pear cider works nicely if you don't have apple cider
- If you don't have Moscato a sweet dry white wine will work