Apple Pie Sangria

Stole it from the Big P (Pinterest for all of you people that have offline activities). Made it our own but still awesome enough to share! Loved drinking this at the holiday popup!

Pretend this is my sexy picture. It is not – I grabbed it off of the Big P. Click it for a recipe.


  • First I sliced up (left skins on) some apples that were starting to soften enough for kids to take 2 bites and reject them for their tenderness. I added these to a freezer bag with a ton of pumpkin pie spice and froze them.
  • Second I purchased at the store a bag of clearance Cranberries (poor cranberries – their time is so short to be in the spotlight). Froze these too.
  • I also purchased a 1/2 gallon of apple cider, a bottle of white wine and a bottle of ginger ale.

Truth be told I had the wine and my in-laws bought the ginger ale on the way to my house for the party because I forgot about it in my pre-popup madness.

I am not a big fan of measuring and of course I took no after pictures so just use your imagination.

Here is the basic recipe:

  1. Put about 2 apples portion of the frozen spiced apples in the large glass pitcher. Put about half of the bag of frozen cranberries in as well.
  2. Filled the pitcher half way with white wine (Pinot Grigio) – this was about half of a normal sized bottle.
  3. Added one of those teeny bottles of Vanilla Flavored Vodka.
  4. Filled the pitcher 3/4 of the way with the apple cider (this is farm cider not apple flavored juice). Filled the rest with ginger ale.
  5. Stirred it and let it sit for a bit.
  6. Drank it.


So I was not hammered I mixed it up with half glasses periodically and topped them off with the ginger ale. That seemed to work well. It is not highly alcoholed BUT went down quickly.