by Erin Bates October 13, 2020
The leaves are starting to fall, the air is turning crisp and everything smells like pumpkin spice- seriously, who doesn’t love fall? It’s also the best time for those “pick your own” apple orchards, and last weekend the Grüvi team headed up to Northern Colorado on an apple picking excursion.
There’s something that feels so simple and wholesome about these little orchard farms. Typically they are small and family owned, and it’s a great way to support local farmers. The orchard we visited also had a fresh bakery filled with pies and apple cider donuts, of which we all definitely ate more than we should’ve! These festivities might seem a little silly or outdated, but it also feels like a special way to celebrate the season, especially during a time when a lot of our “normal” celebrations may be disrupted.
Plus, when you come home with a bucket of apples, you have no other choice than to make loads of cider and apple pie!
While we all love a good summer sangria, colder months call for cozier drinks. For our non alcoholic sangria recipe, we utilize whole cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger to infuse warm spice notes into our mixture. In this recipe, we also used freshly pressed apple cider from the apples we picked, but you can easily buy it pre-made. I recommend checking out your local farmer’s market or small product stands for the best tasting options. Read on to see how you can make this simple sangria!
Serves: One large pitcher, about 8 servings
And that’s all you need to do to enjoy your cozy fall sangria recipe! Pair alongside a charcuterie board with creamy & smokey cheeses, or with some butternut squash ravioli (from Trader Joe’s, of course). Really- this sangria pairs with the season best of all.