Recipe for: Apple Mint Sangria

Apple Mint Sangria
3 bottles light, fruity red wine (like Gamay, Beaujolais, or Pinot Noir)
2 pink lady apples, cored & sliced
1 large Asian pear, cored & sliced
1 bunch fresh mint, leaves removed & roughly torn
½ cup dark brown sugar


Preperation Time: 120 Minutes

Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 12


Easy, Sangria, Drinks, Entertaining

Best paired with


1. First, make the brown sugar syrup by combining a 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar with 1/2 a cup of water in a small pot.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cook until the sugar has melted (about 5 minutes), and remove the pot from the heat. Let it cool to room temperature.

2. Combine the apples, Asian pear, mint, and wine in two pitchers. Add the sugar syrup a little at a time until it's at the desired sweetness. Pop the pitchers in the fridge for 2 hours (up to 2 days) to let the flavors mingle. Fill the pitchers with ice and serve. 


Recipe provided by Tastemaker Claire Thomas, as a preview to her upcoming book The Kitchy Kitchen: New Classics for Living Deliciously.