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Applebee's Red Apple Sangria Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Red Apple Sangria
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 150
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (14 reviews)

Menu Description: "Drink in the passions of Spain! A delightful mix of Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon, Shakka Apple Liqueur, Dole pineapple juice, Ocean Spray cranberry juice, and grenadine. Garnished with maraschino cherry, orange, lime and fresh apple."

The menu description for this quenching cocktail specifies brand names that the restaurant uses to create this drink. For the best clone, I suggest you use the same brands. However, if you must substitute with other brands, I don't suspect anyone will care. I certainly won't, and I promise not to tell anyone your secret. If you can't find Shakka brand apple liqueur, use any sour apple flavored liqueur. If you don't have Sierra Mist lemon-lime soda, you can use Sprite or 7-Up. 

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

1/3 cup Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon
1 1/4 ounces Shakka apple liqueur
1/2 ounce grenadine
1 1/2 ounces Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail
1 1/2 ounces Dole pineapple juice
Sierra Mist soda (or other lemon-lime soda)

2 red apple balls
Orange wedge
Lime wedge
Maraschino cherry

1. Fill a 16-ounce wine glass with ice.

2. Add red wine, apple liqueur, grenadine, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and top off the drink with Sierra Mist.

3. Use the small end of a melon baller to scoop 2 balls out of a red apple. Pierce the apple balls with a toothpick.

4. Drop all of the garnishes into the drink and serve with a straw.

Makes 1 drink.

Submitted on: 07/06/15
I love the Applebee's Sangria and this recipe is super close. I want to make an entire pitcher and noticed some people have.
Submitted on: 10/10/14
We had this drink to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary and fell in love with it. Now I'm going to make.
Submitted on: 12/21/13
I had the Applebee's sangria for the first time last night and feel in love. I found this recipe today and tried it and it was perfects. I could not find the Shakka so I used Dekuppers? It was perfect.
Submitted on: 08/24/13
It tastes just like the one when i go to Applebees.
Apples-Red Apple Sangria
Submitted on: 04/27/13
This is was the best Sangrai I have ever tasted. I buy Real Sangria but this beat it.
Submitted on: 04/23/13
This is one of the best sangrias I've had. It is very easy to increase the recipe for a crowd and was enjoyed by all.
Submitted on: 04/11/09
This is the best sangria ever! I made a large amount of it for a bridal shower and I think I got more attention than the bride! Everyone LOVED it and wanted the recipe! Now it's my top secret!
Submitted on: 01/16/09
This is the best summertime drink. I'm making it now in the middle of winter just dreaming of summer. You definetly have to make it by the pitcher it goes way too fast.
Submitted on: 07/08/08
OMG! My sister and I get this drink every time we eat at Applebees and we love it! So, when I saw this recipe I thought "oh boy" and was I right. We make this by the pitcher and just add Sprite as we fix a glass! It's exactly like the real thing and the perfect Sunday afternoon drink!
Submitted on: 09/15/07
This is such a good drink. Make in large amounts and put it into a punch bowl, it's a crowd pleaser!!
Submitted on: 06/19/07
Totally awesome.
Submitted on: 03/10/07
This recipe is great. It tastes just like the restaurant's. I couldn't find Shakka at my local store, but I tried 99 apples, which tasted the same. I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Awesome! Cheers!
Submitted on: 11/07/06
I tried to duplicate this recipe and came close, but Todd nailed it. Living in Indiana, it's hard to get the right apple liquor, so I decided on 99 Apples, which worked great. This is a great recipe and I thank Todd for providing the ingredient I missed - grenadine. Thanks!
Submitted on: 09/20/06
I've tried for three months to get the right amounts of ingredients figured out and it never tasted right. Thanks for this recipe - it's identical!