Just in case I haven’t said it 1,000 times yet, I love Fall! Everything about this season the decor, fashion, warm colors, and hello- pumpkin everything? Yes, I absolutely love it all! Anyone who knows me knows that I live for a great holiday cocktail. With the holiday season quickly approaching, the bartender in me couldn’t resist mixing up something festive for my guests to sip on.
Insert the infamous Caramel Apple Sangria. Amongst the many flavors that I associate with this season, caramel apple has got to be one of my favorites. It took me 3 liquor stores and a whole lot of questions before I got this recipe right.
I was looking for some version of caramel liqueur (a nonalcoholic flavoring syrup), only not ONE liquor store had anything in stock….in Atlanta…go figure. So I had to improvise and use buttershots instead. Now before you turn your nose up and say “eew”, trust me it’s AMAZE! – and it tastes nothing like butter.
Caramel Apple Sangria
1 cup Smirnoff Vanilla
1 cup Smirnoff Caramel Kiss
1/3 cup Dekuyper Buttershots
2 cups white wine (Moscato if you want it sweet, Pinot Grigio if you want it dryer)
2 cups Sparkling Apple Cider
A splash of Apple Cider
A Dash of Cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together, adding the apples last. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours and serve chilled, garnish with apple slices. Enjoy!
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Happy Friday!