All the cozy delicious flavors of fall in a refreshing glass! This is not your typical sangria! We took it up notch and turned it into a craft cocktail with vanilla bourbon soaked apples, fresh cider and bitters. Guaranteed you will enjoy this all season long!
Prepare apple pie spice simple syrup (see recipe)
When ready to serve, combine chilled Chardonnay wine, apple cider, bourbon fruit mixture in a large pitcher and stir.
Rim glasses with spiced sugar. (see instructions below)
When serving, don’t add ice to the pitcher. Using chilled ingredients is best so you don’t dilute the drink. Add ice to the glass after you rim with spiced sugar. Another fun trick is to make chardonnay or apple cider ice cubes to chill the drink without diluting.
Add splash of club soda and dash of bitters and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick and apple slice. You can also use candied orange, candied ginger, or dehydrated apple chip to garnish.
Make your own by mixing ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp cardamom and 1/8 tsp allspice.
Bring to boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved and turns to syrup. Let sit until room temperature and then keep in refrigerator.
Combine white sugar and apple pie spice in a small shallow bowl, large enough to fit the rim of the glass.
Rub an apple slice around the rim of the glass to wet it with the juice.
Dip rim of glass generously into the spiced sugar.