A Hamburger Today

The Secret Ingredient (Cinnamon): Apple Cinnamon Sparkling Sangria

20120313CinnamonAppleSangria2.jpg

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

March's Secret Ingredient is cinnamon: warm, familiar, but also exotic and multifaceted. For our first recipe, I've thrown together an unconventional sangria with the familiar combination of apples and cinnamon. I start with very dry French apple cider and the famed apple brandy Calvados, then swirl them together with a cinnamon-infused simple syrup, made from steeping water and sugar with cinnamon sticks. Lastly, I toss in fresh apples and let it all stew together for a slightly sweet, apple-y punch. It's fun, it's different, and it's very full of cinnamon in a slightly different way than you'd normally taste it. Santé!

Get the Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Sparkling Sangria »

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

Printed from http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/03/the-secret-ingredient-cinnamon-apple-cinnamon.html

© Serious Eats