The Monday Mix: Caramel Apple Sangria

Now that Halloween is over, children will count their candy, trade it amongst their siblings and be sure to pack a few pieces in their school lunches. This sequence may last for months, and for those of us who no longer trick-or-treat, we too can endulge in a post-Halloween festive sweet treat: Caramel Apple Sangria.

This drink is the best way to get rid of any leftover orchard apples and is simple to make.


  • 1 750 ml bottle of pinot grigio (or your favorite white wine)
  • 1 cup of caramel flavored vodka (such as Kissed Caramel Smirnoff)
  • 6 cups of apple cider
  • 2 apples chopped (my personal go-to is honey crisp)


  1. Stir the wine, vodka and apple cider together in a pitcher.
  2. Mix in the chopped apples.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve the sangria over ice.

You can also make this drink sparkle by just adding one cup of club soda.