This delicious apple cider sangria is the perfect fall cocktail filled with crisp apples, pears, cranberries, and apple cider.
Fall is not just for cardigans and boots, it’s also the season for comfort food and amazing cocktails. If you are obsessed with apple cider, then you’re going to fall in love with this sangria recipe. It’s a light and delicious cocktail that you’ll want to share with friends and family. I usually serve this tasty drink at small gatherings or sip on it while hanging out with my husband. Filled with fruits, sweet apple cider, and rounded out with ginger beer, this fall sangria is always an instant hit.
What kind of wine to use:
I opted for Pinot Grigio for this recipe, because of its flavors of lemons and apples. It’s the perfect dry, light wine that brings out the tastes of the fruit. You can also use Sauvignon Blanc or even a dry sparkling wine.
You can make variations:
Lemons are a good citrus substitution for oranges as it pairs well with white wine. You can even substitute pomegranate seeds for cranberries. Also, If you like your sangria less sweet and with fewer calories, you can swamp the ginger beer for plain sparkling water, which you add right before drinking. Taste as you mix it and adjust any of the ingredients to suit your taste.
Originated from Spain, Sangria is a traditional drink made with red wine, chopped fruits, and brandy. It has become one of the most popular drinks served around the world and is a party favorite because you can make it earlier in the day to serve later. So, try this recipe for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or anytime throughout the fall season.
Tips: Add ginger beer right before you are ready to serve. Also, do not add ice to the pitcher, instead, put the ice in individual glasses.
Apple Cider Sangria
- 1 Orange sliced
- 1 Golden deliclious apple sliced
- 1 Honeycrisp apple sliced
- 1/2 cup Cranberries
- 1 Pear sliced
- 1 750 mL Bottle white wine
- 1/2 cup Brandy
- 1 cup Ginger beer
- 2 1/2 cups Apple cider
- Cinnamon sticks to garnish
- Cut all the fruits and place in your pitcher
- Combine all of the liquids and stir
- Put in refrigetor and let sit for at least an hour.
- Add ginger beer before serving over ice-filled glass.
- Garnish with cinnamon and enjoy!