Pumpkin Pie Sangria
We have really been getting our “fall” on lately.
We made a fall bucket list the other night and one of the items was to make a fall sangria. When I was at the store getting my ingredients it hit me … don’t do apple …
Pumpkin pie sangria!
I wasn’t sure what would happen to the pumpkin pie filling when I mixed it in but it didn’t separate at all, it mixed up smooth and added the perfect amount of semi-savory spice to the sweet moscato.
Then I added some butter flavored maple syrup and OMG, seriously addicting. (Recipe further down)
We also made a fall activity tree this weekend (I saw the idea on one of my favorite blogs Steph’s Bite by Bite, check her out). It was fun for Austin to stick the leaves on the tree and I feel like will hold us accountable with our list.
Our list includes:
Making crock pot chili
Baking a pecan pie
Baking cinnamon rolls
Donating food and clothes to a shelter
Buying a fire pit (still have to convince my husband on this one)
Going to the zoo
Building a fort
Trick or treating
Visiting family out of state
Drinking pumpkin spice lattes
Buying a fall scented candle
Enjoying the sunset with the tiki torches on the porch with hoodies on and …
Taking a family photo (where we are all present and looking at the camera)
We got a lot of our list done this weekend and we rode a pony.
Quick story about the zoo. First Austin hated the goats, he was crying and hanging on to Nick’s legs. Then he got his finger stuck in the bunny cage. Yep, he stuck his little chubby pointer finger right in there and it wasn’t coming out. I couldn’t believe it. Thank goodness bunnies don’t bite. We finally got it out but the poor thing, his finger was swollen all day.
Then he fell in the goat barn (why he went back in there I don’t know) and busted his lip. We had one last chance for redemption on the hayride/safari. Nope. Lordy, lordy was this kid a maniac. We didn’t have a paci (first mistake) and he was crying his head off every time they stopped to talk about the animals.
There were tons of other kids his age on the hayride and he was the only one crying. He wouldn’t sit still, was squirming everywhere. Then he started hitting Nick on the head and when I held him he pulled my hair! He even started hitting people sitting next to us. It was so embarrassing. Plus he totally had a runny, boogery nose and we didn’t have any wipes. So unprepared. We were totally “those” people.
I guess we all have our times as “those” people. Right? Please tell me I am not alone.
When we got back from the zoo and Austin took a nap, I had a huge glass of pumpkin sangria on the porch.
Pumpkin Pie Sangria
Yield: half a pitcher
- 1 bottle sweet moscato
- 1/2 cup Libby's pumpkin pie mix
- 24 oz goya mango juice
- 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps (or pumpkin pie or whipped cream flavored vodka)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 large apple sliced
- 1 large sliced orange
- Add all of your ingredients into a large pitcher whisk/mix well and drink! (Tastes even better after it soaks in the fruit and flavors over night)
Note: The pumpkin spices and filling will rest at the bottom over time but a quick stir brings it right back to life.