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Apple Sangria

Photo: Gentyl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
Yield 4 servings
Sugary-sweet Honeycrisp apples balance the spiced wine in this festive drink. Pink Lady or Ambrosia apples—which are slow to oxidize—would make good substitutes.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups chopped Honeycrisp apple (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup apple schnapps
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 (1/4-inch) slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 large navel orange, quartered
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle fruity red wine (such as Beaujolais)
  • 1/4 cup club soda, chilled, divided
  • 4 thin horizontal slices cored Honeycrisp apple

Nutrition Information

  • calories 209
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.3 g
  • carbohydrate 23.7 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 4 mg
  • calcium 4 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Refrigerate 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled.

  2. Strain wine mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Pour about 2/3 cup sangria over ice in each of 4 glasses; top each serving with 1 tablespoon club soda and 1 apple slice.