Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients

2 – 3 cups Lepp’s Apple Cider
1 bottle Pinot Gris (my very favorite Pinot Gris is from Osoyoos’ Burrowing Owl)
½ to 1 cup Bourbon or Whisky – start with a ½ cup, and add more to taste
¼ cup ginger simple syrup (see note below)
2 apples, sliced
Optional to add other fruit such as 2 pears, sliced, orange slices, or pomegranate seeds
355 ml. Club Soda (a single serving size tin)

Ginger Simple Syrup:
1 cup water

1 cup sugar
1 large chunk of ginger, peeled and sliced into pieces, about 1 cup

Method

Combine Apple Cider, wine, bourbon and simple syrup in a large pitcher, stir to mix and add more bourbon or simple syrup to taste. Add sliced fruit and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.  Just before serving, add a tin of club soda, stir and serve! Make sure to get some apple slices in each cup as they have a tasty and juicy crunch after the sangria is finished.

Ginger Simple Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 large chunk of ginger, peeled and sliced into pieces, about 1 cup

Simmer for 1 hour, strain, discard ginger and refrigerate.  

The syrup is tasty mixed into club soda or into a hot tea. Very soothing for an upset tummy.