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A recipe for Sparkling Apple Sangria. Sparkling Apple Sangria recipe. Hey Guys! Guess What?! Today Spoon Fork Bacon turns 1! That’s right, a year ago today our blog went live and we’ve been trucking along ever since. A HUGE thank you to each and every one of you for your amazing support, sometimes hilarious comments and overall honest feedback, we really appreciate it and YOU!!

To celebrate, we’re sipping on some super refreshing, ridiculously easy to make Apple Sangria! Yep, only three ingredients: Apples. Wine. Champagne. That’s it! The thing that makes this “wine punch” oh so special is the intense apple flavor you get by soaking the apples in your wine. Some of you are probably making a poopy-face about the Riesling (it’s not for everyone, we know), but before you go for the Pinot Grigio substitute, we urge you to try the Riesling version first! The sweet crispness goes great with the apples and the dry/brut champagne really helps “even out” the overall sweetness. Also, feel free to add some other fruits if you’d like to dress it up a bit more. We like lightly crushing blueberries and adding that to the mix every now and then….super yum!

Anyway, we hope you’ll help us celebrate our first birthday by making a giant batch of this Sangria and sharing it with loved ones….maybe with an awesome meat and cheese platter, or whatever. Cheers!

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Sparkling Apple Sangria
Serves 4 to 6

1 (750ml) bottle of Riesling (can sub Pinot Grigio)
1 red delicious apple, julienne
1 granny smith apple, julienne
1/2 (750ml) bottle of brut champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

1. Pour Riesling into a large pitcher and stir in apples. Place in the refrigerator and allow to sit for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
2. Add champagne/sparkling wine, stir and serve.

**If your apples brown or get limp while infusing into the wine, strain the apples out and replace them with fresh ones before adding the champagne and serving. The fresh apples WILL float to the top for a bit, but the sangria will stay just as delicious.


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  1. Amanda||Eclectic Snapshots Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Blog Birthday! And what could be better than a yummy cocktail to celebrate!

  2. sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    ooooh, this looks like a perfect Arizona fall drink. It’s too hot here for all those ciders.

    Happy Blogaversary!

  3. Jewel at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Bloganniversary! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog so far. This recipe looks yummy by the way!

  4. Toni Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh Wow that looks delicious. The perfect drink for the transition between summer and autumn. Happy Blog Anniversary. I love all your posts! Very inspiring for a newby food blogger :)


  5. Melanie Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Birthday to the blog! or Blogaversary! I love how refreshing and easy this looks to put together and love the matchstick apple slices! Definitely making this before the weather turns cool.

  6. Toni Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh Wow… this is the perfect drink for the transition between summer and autumn. Delicious. Happy Blog Anniversary! I love your blog, a real inspiration to a food blog newby like me.


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  8. McKenna Ryan Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious!!! And its not just because I am super thirsty.

  9. Rebecca Not Specified Not Specified

    Congrats!! you guys really take the best pics!

  10. Rebecca Not Specified Not Specified

    happy bloganniversary! :D I just found your blog today and I really like it!

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    all of a sudden I’m super thirsty – and it’s 5 oclock somewhere, right? :)

  12. Brittany Not Specified Not Specified

    Yay! One year of delicious amazingness – congrats!!

  13. maggie Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy 1 year anniversary/birthday! I’ve been a fan since the start and look forward to being a fan for many more years! :)

    And this drink has apples so it’s perfectly suitable for the A.M. right?!

  14. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Yay! Happy blog birthday! I’m glad you two started this lovely blog! It’s one of my faves. :)

  15. Sarah from 20something cupcakes Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy birthday, punkins! Miss you two!

  16. dervla @The Curator Not Specified Not Specified

    awww happy birthday you guys! Can’t wait to have your cookbook in my kitchen.

  17. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    Someone recently told me they had never had sangria with white wine — this sounds like the perfect recipe to initiate them!

    Happy 1st birthday!

  18. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy blogthday! This sangria looks like the perfect way to celebrate. :)

  19. As A Verb Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds so refreshing I want a glass right now!

    Happy Birthday! I’d love to see a post maybe about like tips & tricks on how you became so successful in just a year.

  20. Helena / Rico sin Azúcar Not Specified Not Specified

    Congratulations! I had my first bloganniversary a few months ago and it’s very pleasing, isn’t it? ;-)
    This drink is perfect for the celebration! In fact, champaing-sangria (we call it “sangría de cava”) is quite common in Spain, along with cider-sangría. Enjoy it!

    Beautiful pics, by the way

  21. RFTL Not Specified Not Specified

    You totally called my out on my Riesling face.

    And never have mine eyes beheld a more beautiful sangria.

    Congrats on one year!

  22. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    Congratulations!!! Happy 1st Birthday!!

  23. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Unreal! Congrats!!

  24. Alisa Not Specified Not Specified

    We are heading to Stern Grove this weekend to see Ok Go and I was trying to find a summery drink to take along….I think we have a winner here! Thanks for posting, looks amazing and it is perfect for a picnic!

  25. Katherine Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy 1 year!! This drink looks so refreshing.

  26. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Birthday, you two!! What a beauty of a drink to celebrate with. I love how you julienned the apples with the skins on…so pretty. And I like a cold crisp Riesling every now and then, so you’ll not need to convince me to try this recipe as is! ;)

  27. Leah Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy blog b-day!

    I LOVE this sangria and the idea of using Riesling and apples to get the sweetness, rather than just using straight up sugar. So simple and lovely!

  28. Ashley Not Specified Not Specified

    That first photo…..holyyyy crap… words. I feel like I should be able to drink that photo. Happy first blog birthday!!! You two are such an inspiration.

  29. Cupcake and Talk Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Blog Birthday! I need a refreshing cocktail right now, and this looks perfect. Thank you.

  30. Kellie Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Bloggerversary!! I can only hope that my blog looks this good when it turns one and I’ll celebrate with this beverage. But in the meantime, I’ll have a few to pass the time!

  31. Marisa Not Specified Not Specified

    I just blogged about white wine/champagne sangria today, too! i love this recipe, my peach one is similar. Happy Birthday to your adorable blog! I love reading it :)

  32. LEAH Not Specified Not Specified

    This is great! I love this recipe and I love your blog! :)

  33. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    I am all about sangria made with champagne. If I had it my way, sparkling wine would make an appearance in every single day of my life — I think it would make me a healthier and happier person. Happy blogiversary!

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  35. Ronique Gibson Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy anniversary you all! I just want to let you all know I feature your awesome recipes all the time on (always crediting you all of course!) :) Love the great recipe inspiration & gorgeous photography! Here’s to many more anniversaries! Here’s to you – *Clinking my sparkling apple sangria glass to yours!

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  37. Jose Not Specified Not Specified

    First of all congratulations for the anniversary.
    Secondly, this is something amazing and perfect for summer.

    Keep it going

  38. Julia Not Specified Not Specified

    I did a roundup of great recipes on my blog and included this…it looks SO delicious! Thanks for sharing. Look forward to reading more.

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    Happy 1 year! Definitely deserving a big celebration and what a beautiful cocktail to celebrate. The apple looks really classy :)

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  54. Lynn Donaldson Not Specified Not Specified

    Happy Birthday To You! Definitely going to have to try this delicious-looking sangria. Love your blog!

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  57. Wendy Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this recently for my bookclub and it was super easy. I doubled the alcohol but not the apples and marinated them the night before. They did not turn brown so I was happy about that. I just added the champagne right before my friends came over. Such a great easy cocktail for a large group!

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  67. jody Not Specified Not Specified

    so loving the simple complexity here. 3 ingredients? i always do up my white wine sangria as if it were a runway at fashion week. love how simple this recipe is. great combo! the reisling and dry brut?!! hello. crisp apples. hello summer drinking on the deck at 4pm. can almost feel the sea breezes.

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  76. Albert Not Specified Not Specified

    I tried this with cold cuts, cheese, and grapes, and it was fantastic! I had my friends come over and we had a blast! I myself was skeptical about the Riesling at first, but I am glad I followed your suggestion. Cheers!