Wicked Autumn Sangria

I've had this recipe on my Pinterest for a while and have been waiting for the right time to make it. I thought the fall flavors would pair perfectly with our Thanksgiving dinner plans.

A Turkeyless Thanksgiving Recipes:
Appetizer: Goat Cheese & Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

This was a chance for us to collaborate with our friend Kayla, check out her photography blog here.
This recipe comes from South Your Mouth.

-1 cup vanilla vodka
-1 cup sugar (or to taste)
-2 cups apple cider
-1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
-2 honeycrisp apples
-2 pears
-1 large orange
-2 bottles pinot grigio
-Cinnamon sugar, for the rim

Mix all of the ingredients together, except the cinnamon sugar, in a large bowl. We had to mix it in the bowl of my stand mixer in order to get it to fit. Let sit for 2-4 hours.

Prior to serving, wet the rim of a glass or jar and twist into the cinnamon sugar. Ladle in the sangria and enjoy.

This drink was bursting with fall flavors, the pumpkin pie spice added a depth of flavor with the allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. The apple cider and sugar helped to cut down on any bitterness from the alcohol. This drink was pretty sweet, but it was colorful and a really good pairing for a fall dinner.


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