Signature Drink Saturday...Honeycrisp Apple Sangria
A Signature Cocktail (or Mocktail) is a great way to personalize your wedding, mitzvah or special soiree. You Signature Drink can be inspired by the theme or color scheme of your event or it can be inspired by your guest(s) of honor (their favorite places to travel, hobbies, favorite movie - the possibilities are endless). Your event can feature one Signature Cocktail or several. There are no rules for creating a Signature Cocktail for your event, so have fun with this fabulous finishing touch! Every Saturday, FAVORITE THINGS will inspire with a FAVORITE Signature Cocktail.
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HONEYCRISP APPLE SANGRIA
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria would make a fantastic Fall signature drink and rimming your glassed with cinnamon and sugar is a fabulous finishing touch.
2 honeycrisp apples
One 750-milliliter bottle un-oaked Chardonnay
1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/4 cup orange blossom honey
2 oranges- 1 quartered
1 lemon - quartered
1 lime - quartered
2 cinnamon sticks
2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
3 whole cloves
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peel, core and chop one of the apples. In a bowl, combine the Chardonnay, schnapps and honey. Add the quartered orange, lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, chopped apple, ginger and cloves and refrigerate overnight. (If you don't want to wait that long at least give it 4 hours)
Strain the sangria into a pitcher. Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple. Peel, section and chop the remaining orange. Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.
On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange.