When I was younger, I used to be ridiculously obsessed with sprinkling cinnamon on top of my apples. I would microwave a bowl of it for a minute or two, and pretend I was eating apple pie. I mean, that's essentially what it was. A quick, easy bowl of "apple pie" filling. I would find such comfort in this little treat during the colder months, as it tended to feel like a wool blanket for my insides.
"Wool blanket for my insides."
Those are the types of sentences you read when you come to this website. I got nothin'.
Now that I'm older, my love for cinnamon apples is still alive and well. Apple pie remains to be one of my favorite desserts of all time, and I will never pass up the opportunity to make one if somebody asks. Seriously though, guys, cinnamon apples for president.
However, unless you're the Queen (and by queen I'm obviously talking about Martha Stuart), you can't always just whip up a pie the second a craving hits. Maybe it's the weekend (or maybe it's just Monday) and you're wanting something a little ~boozy~, but a drink that still remains as comforting as the dessert itself. If you've ever found yourself in this position (I find myself in this position 3x a week), then this is the drink for you.
The red wine will warm you right up, and the notes of cinnamon sparkling apple make you feel like you're drinking the *actual season* of Fall. Like, put fall & winter into a glass and this is it my friends.
IZZE Cinnamon Apple Red Wine Sangria
1 bottle red wine of choice (I used Malbec)
1 teaspoon dried nutmeg
2 bottles IZZE Sparkling Apple
2 teaspoons cinnamon
cinnamon sticks for garnish
Combined the wine and nutmeg in a carafe or jar that's large enough to hold 750ml of wine. Stir and let sit for 20-30 minutes. When ready to serve, evenly split up the wine into 4 glasses and top each one off with a generous pour of IZZE Sparkling Apple (about 1/2 bottle each). The IZZE Sparkling Apple is what's going to give it that traditional sangria fizz.
Sprinkle on about 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to each for presentation and have your guests stir the drink up themselves. Garnish with cinna-sticks if you're feeling extra fancy and enjoy!