Crisp fall flavors compliment each other in this Autumn Hard Apple Cider Sangria.
A chill in the air at last. We can start looking forward to the leaves turning all the beautiful colors of fall we love. I saw a quote the other day and it made me think in a way I’ve never really thought before. That “Autumn teaches us to let go, just as the leaves will let go and blow in the wind”. They will turn to compost to feed the new growth in the spring.
Everything in the garden is going to seed for next year. I love collecting seeds from the zinnias and other wild flowers around the yard. Saving them all up for spring. I hear people say they much prefer fall over all the other seasons. I’m not one of them. I love when everything is in full bloom. It doesn’t last long enough for me. What I am happy about though is that the hottest days of the year are now behind us.
So we tried something new this year to celebrate our cooler evenings, this Autumn Hard Apple Cider Sangria. I didn’t know if this would be good or not. Hard apple cider mixed with wine didn’t sound like it would go all that well together. Boy was I wrong. The flavors compliment each other and we didn’t have any trouble finishing off this pitcher with a quickness. I think it really comes down to the choice of wine. Something like a moscato, most rieslings, or even the prosecco that we used in our Mango Berry Sangria; would have been way too sweet when mixed with everything else. But the pinot grigio, perfection.
I wish I would have picked up some marshmallows to roast with this. I think we’ll have to make this again before it gets too cold and light a fire next time. If your planning a fall festival this would be an easy and tasty crowd pleaser.
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