Nothing says ‘festive holiday celebrations’ like a fun, seasonal cocktail. At my apartment, I love to try out new recipes and I love to adapt recipes from Pinterest by putting my own personal touch on them (sneak a peak at my cocktail board!). I originally got the idea for this sparkling rosé pear apple cider sangria cocktail from an old Lauren Conrad post. I made a few additions and came up with a few optional substitutions and just like that, I had a yummy fall cocktail! I tested out fall cocktails for a Halloween party Allison and I had and this one instantly stole the show! We served it up and the sparkling rosé pear apple cider sangria was a hit with all our guests. I also think it will be super fun to mix up over Thanksgiving week with old friends and would be great to serve during a cocktail hour before the big Thanksgiving meal.
Sparkling Rosé Pear Apple Cider Sangria Recipe:
1/2 bottle of champagne or any sparkling wine
1/2 bottle of rosé
3 cups of fresh apple cider
2 crisp apples, sliced
2 crisp pears, sliced
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup of pomegranate seeds
1 cup club soda
2 cups of cognac or 1/2 ginger brandy or 1/2 cup vodka
1 tbsp raw honey
Use Pinot Grigio instead of champagne
1. In a large pitcher or drink dispenser, combine the champagne, rosé, apple cider, and any additions (cognac, ginger brandy, or vodka).
2. Stir, stir, stir until all the ingredients are mixed together.
3. Add in the sliced apples and pears.
4. Pour over ice or let the drink refrigerate for an hour or longer.
5. Serve in your favorite glasses (I love these copper glasses).
6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks.
7. Drink and be merry!
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I had so much fun with this post and I wish I got to do more lifestyle content on Rhyme & Reason. It can be really hard when I shoot all my content after a full day of work at school and thus have no prep time and am often fighting to shoot with daylight. With that being said, I hope you liked this post! I definitely want to keep sprinkling in more lifestyle content on R&R!
Photography by Valorie Darling