Apple Cider Sangria

You may remember that back in June I teamed up with Black Box Wines to create a super easy and wonderful delicious recipe for Sangria Tinto (basically red sangria). Since so many people were huge fans of that recipe. I thought I would put the other box of Sauvignon Blanc to good use and create a sangria inspired by autumn!

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

Seriously, these Black Box wines are the perfect size for creating a generous batch of delicious sangria.

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

Coincidentally, I was at the liquor store last week and discovered this bottle of Apple Pie Vodka. I picked it up, thinking I could find a use for it down the road. It added an extra-special touch to this sangria. So after a little recipe research and testing, I came up with a delicious Apple Cider Sangria!

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

It’s an exquisite blend of crisp apple, spice, and everything nice!

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

Plus, doesn’t it look picturesque in this Mason Jar-inspired drink dispenser from Pottery Barn? Love that!

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

Okay, let me show you how to put this together. Then I’ll tell you how you could win up to $2,500 thanks to my friends at Black Box Wines!

Apple Cider Sangria

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups cinnamon simple syrup*
1 box Black Box white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc.)
2 cups Apple Pie Vodka
2 cups ginger brandy
4 cups apple cider
1 cup grapes, sliced in half
4 apples, cubed
4 pears, cubed
8 – 10 cinnamon sticks

Let’s put it all together:
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice.

*Bring 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to a simmer over medium-high heat until sugar is completely dissolved. I usually let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes to create a thicker syrup. Allow syrup to cool completely.

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Sounds pretty delicious, right? Trust me. It is! And it’s just the thing for your fall celebrations. I also love snacking on the fruit after it has had a chance to soak up all of that fall flavor. This is the kind of healthy snacking I could get used to! Haha.

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

Okay, now that you have the recipe, let me tell you how to enter to win up to $2,500!

“Lose the Bottle” Contest

So here’s the deal. Black Box Wines wants to know all about your first experience with boxed wine. They are hosting an awesome contest where you are encouraged to share your story about the first time you lost the bottle.

The contest is open until September 15 with a cash prize incentive for entering – up to $2,500! Sweet deal, right? The winning entry will be determined by a combination of fan votes and an internal Black Box judging panel.

How to Enter the Lose the Bottle Sweepstakes:
Simply visit the Black Box Wines Facebook page and click on the sweepstakes tab. Tell Black Box Wines who you were with, why you lost the bottle, and even how it tasted! You can check out all of the current entries and vote on your favorites here!

Prize Details:
One Grand prize winner receives up to $2,500 based on number of entries at end of contest:
500 entries – $500
1,000 entries – $1,000
1,500 entries – $1,500
2,500 entries – $2,500
Dates & Eligibility:

The contest began on July 15, 2013 @ 03:00 pm (US/Pacific) and ends on September 15, 2013 @ 11:00 pm (US/Pacific). You must be at least 21 years old to enter. You can read the official contest rules here.

Apple Cider Sangria | Inspired by Charm

Now, go whip up a batch of this delicious fall-inspired sangria and enter for a chance to win some big money! Think of all the wine you could buy with that! Good luck!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Black Box Wines. The opinions and text are mine.

Apple Cider Sangria

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By Michael Wurm, Jr. Published: September 10, 2013

    Author: Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice.
    2. *Bring 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to a simmer over medium-high heat until sugar is completely dissolved. I usually let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes to create a thicker syrup. Allow syrup to cool completely.

        • Haha. Good call. Or you can just drive up here. The whole jar is in the fridge (and there are no guests to bother us.) Haha.

          xo Michael

        • Oops! Good catch Barb. That was I typo on my part. I have corrected the recipe. It should be WHITE wine. Thank you! :)

          xo Michael

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      2. This looks so yummy. How many does it serve? Are you using the Cinnamon Sticks in each glass as a garnish or in the container of sangria to flavor it ahead of time? Thx

        • I’m not sure exactly how many it serves. I would say at least 24 glasses. The cinnamon sticks go into the mixture. Feel free to use more as a garnish.

          xo Michael

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      4. Just wondering if anyone else tried it?
        I’m looking for opinions…although it looks delicious…
        does pottery barn still have the dispenser?
        love that too

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      6. I made this for New Year’s, it was freaking awesome!! I was unable to find apple pie vodka, use caramel apple. It tasted just like an apple pie, from now on I will only indulge in apple pie by way of coctail only. I plan on making another batch and giving it to friends in mason jars for V-day

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      8. Sounds delicious. It’s very fallish here. Time to try the recipe. My Pottery Barn did not have the jar dispenser. Pier One did, but not now. I buy a lot of stuff for school @ Big Lots. They did have a very similar container. Thanks for the recipe.

      9. I can’t seem to find Ginger Brandy. Could I use regular brandy?? I’m making this for the adults on Halloween! Can’t wait to try it!

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