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
- 1 (750ml) bottle of Riesling can sub Pinot Grigio
- 1 red delicious apple, julienne
- 1 granny smith apple, julienne
- ½ (750ml) bottle of brut champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
- 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.
- 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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Has anyone tried this with rosé? It’s what I have in the house just wondering if it would work?
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!
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.
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!
Happy Birthday To You! Definitely going to have to try this delicious-looking sangria. Love your blog!
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Happy 1 year! Definitely deserving a big celebration and what a beautiful cocktail to celebrate. The apple looks really classy :)
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.
First of all congratulations for the anniversary.
Secondly, this is something amazing and perfect for summer.
Keep it going
Happy anniversary you all! I just want to let you all know I feature your awesome recipes all the time on Stagetecture.com (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!
Aw, thank you so much. Cheers!
Diane, A Broad
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!
I like your thinking!
This is great! I love this recipe and I love your blog! :)
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 :)
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!
Cupcake and Talk
Happy Blog Birthday! I need a refreshing cocktail right now, and this looks perfect. Thank you.
That first photo…..holyyyy crap…..no words. I feel like I should be able to drink that photo. Happy first blog birthday!!! You two are such an inspiration.
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!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
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! ;)