Photo: Gentyl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

jmeleeS's Review

December 27, 2011
I took this cocktail to a Christmas Eve party this weekend and it was a hit! I did make a few modifications though: Doubled the recipe using only 2 lbs of pink lady apples, Only used cinnamon stick (6 total), 2 naval oranges, 1 cup apple pucker (in lieu of schnapps), and used a full bottle of passionfruit, mango sparkling wine (in lieu of club soda). I let the mixture sit overnight and in the morning removed the cinnamon sticks. Then, right before the party, I removed the soaked fruit and changed out for 1 lb fresh pink lady apples and 1 naval orange in thin slices. I also added the sparkling wine right before the party. Everyone loved it and raved about the recipe - they said it tasted like a Holiday Sangria and hope that it arrives every year now on Christmas Eve! Enjoy!!

skspillman's Review

December 20, 2010
This is delicious! I doubled the recipe and used Calvados (apple brandy) instead of schnapps. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly, and this was a big hit at my holiday party.