This honeycrisp apple sangria recipe post is sponsored by Llano Estacado Winery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Is there anything better than fall!? I really don’t think so! What could possibly top football, crisp air, changing leaves, pumpkin spice, and everything apple!? Not-a!
Today’s sangria recipe I’m sharing with y’all reminds me of one of my favorite things to do in the fall- apple picking! It’s one of the many seasonal things I miss about living in New England. Unfortunately we don’t really have apple orchards down here in south Louisiana, but at least we still get to enjoy the fresh honeycrisp apples!
Speaking of honeycrisp apples, that’s what today’s sangria is inspired by! If you like wine, apple cider, and fresh apples, you’re going to want to grab this honeycrisp apple sangria recipe!
HONEYCRISP APPLE SANGRIA:
– 2 medium honeycrisp apples, sliced
– 1 cup fresh cranberries
– 1 cup fresh apple cider (or sparkling apple cider if preferred)
– 2 bottles chardonnay (I used Llano Estacado)
– 1/4 cup simple syrup
– cinnamon sticks for garnish
1. Slice the honey crisp apples into wedges.
2. In a large pitcher, combine Llano Estacado Chardonnay with the apple cider, then stir.
3. Add the simple syrup, then stir again.
4. Top the pitcher with fresh honeycrisp apples and cranberries.
5. Serve in a chilled wine glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
The Llano Estacado Chardonnay used in this honeycrisp apple sangria recipe is a 2016 blend of 76% chardonnay and 24% roussanne. It was fermented in a stainless steel tank to preserve the fresh fruit flavor.
By withholding the oak aging and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is able to maintain a crisp acidity with tropical fruit flavors, making it the ideal choice for an apple sangria!In addition to being a delicious ingredient for fall-inspired cocktails and delicious dishes that are perfect for tailgating this season, Llano wines are also wonderful on their own or paired with many different foods!
The un-oaked chardonnay pairs nicely with seafood, poultry, and veal dishes and the cabernet sauvignon is great with BBQ beef, wild game, and pasta.
Llano Estacado wines are available for purchase online, at retailers statewide in Texas, or at select retailers nationwide.
For those looking for an up close and personal experience, you can visit the winery and wine tasting room right in the Lone Star State! The Llano Estacado winery is located in Lubbock, Texas and produces a variety of 50 wines!
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