Try Fall-Inspired Cocktails At An Ottawa Wine Bar And Find Recipes To Make At Home
Although sangria is a popular summer drink, it’s not exclusive to the season. Sangria is a well-loved, delicious, and easy-to-make drink that can use the flavours of any season. That’s why it’s common to find in any season at a wine bar in Ottawa.
For fall sangria, think of apples, cranberries, and spices—and any other favourite ingredients that remind you of fall. A simple search online will bring you to many fall sangria recipes. Try one of these great sangria recipes this fall, and get inspired to experiment with seasonal tastes and flavours:
Cranberry Medley Sangria (with red wine)
- 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- ½ cup orange juice (or apple juice)
- 1 cup peach Schnapps
- 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries (or frozen cranberries, thawed)
- 1-2 medium apples, cored and diced into bite-size pieces
- (Optional) other fruits to add: lime slices, orange slices
Place cranberries and apples in a pitcher. Pour in the wine, juices, and peach Schnapps. Stir. Chill for about 2 hours before serving. Serves 6.
Apple Cider Sangria (with sparkling white wine)
- 2 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- ½ cup cognac
- 2 cups apple cider
- 750 ml bottle sparking rosé (or dry sparkling white wine), chilled
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
Set a ½ cup of apples aside for the garnish. Add the remaining apples to a pitcher. Add the apple cider, cognac, and sparkling rosé. Stir. Pour the sangria into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with apple slices and pomegranate seeds. Substitute the sparkling wine and cognac with club soda for a non-alcoholic version. Serves 8.
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria (with red wine)
- 3 cinnamon sticks (with extra for garnish)
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 2 Honeycrisp apples, chopped
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
- 1 and 3/4 cups apple cider
- ½ cup brandy
- ¼ cup orange juice (or juice from 2 medium oranges)
- juice from 1 lemon
- club soda
- Place the cinnamon sticks, apples, and orange slices in a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Toss in a pinch of nutmeg to taste; stir. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours. Taste; if you’d like it to be sweeter, add 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, honey, or agave.
- If you’d like a cinnamon-sugar rim, simply moisten the rim of your glasses with water, turn the glass upside down, and dip it into a mix of cinnamon and sugar. Pour in the sangria with fruit and add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. Serves 6 to 8.
Tips And Tricks For Better Sangria
When making sangria, it can be tempting to rush the process. As much as you might enjoy a glass of sangria, giving each recipe time to sit and infuse with amazing flavour is a must. If you can’t do it overnight, then at least aim for 2 to 6 hours.
If you’re craving a delicious sip of sangria, though, then visit a wine bar in Ottawa and discover their amazing mixes for yourself!