Happy Hump Day! Every Wednesday I want to try to post a new drink that will either get you through the middle of the week or give you the inspiration to try over the weekend. Let’s call this weekly post DAM Good Drinks. Not all drinks will have alcohol but most will because of life.

Up in Sacramento, we have a tiny area of delicious delight. Locals and tourists know this area as Apple Hill however it is technically in the town of Camino, CA. It is the most basic of places to enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte. Apple hill is where families go to looks at crafts, buy pies, pumpkins, Christmas trees, you name it! Devin and I personally like to go when it is raining because then the families don’t come and we can hog all the attention from the vendors.

Surrounding Apple Hill are many wineries and breweries which leads to many drunk frolicking memories amongst the llamas and vines. I made the great decision of buying a dress and shirt from a vendor outside of Jack Russell Brewery and to my delight I got a free scarf! I told myself the clothes were obviously for work so I felt better about my purchase while under the influence. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to do this blog post while wearing the clothes I purchased sooooo….

One of our favorite wineries is Fenton Herriott Winery. We told them we had an idea to make an Apple Sangria and David had recommended we pair with their Rosè. I was skeptical at first but man, this was good. Perfect almost! Forever making this treat for Friendsgiving and all holiday parties.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 750ml Bottle of Rosè

2 1/2 cups of fresh apple cider (Non-alcoholic)

1 cup ginger ale

1/2 cup brandy

3 blood oranges (Booze Fruit)

1 lemon

2 Tb mulling spices

4 x 4 piece of cheesecloth for mulling spices.

1 fuji apple (Garnish and Booze Fruit)

RECIPE

Slice blood oranges and lemons, set aside in large punch bowl. Place mulling spices in the center of cheesecloth. Tie a string around the top of cheesecloth with mulling spices balled inside (see photo above if confused). Place mulling spices in the punch bowl with fruit. Pour apple cider, brandy, ginger ale and rosè. Stir well and store in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.  Chop apples and garnish your glass. Enjoy!

What do you think? Did you give the recipe a try? We would love to hear your feedback!