Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? I just can’t say it enough, this is my absolute favorite time of the year and a time when I feel my creativity is at its best.
I make it a point to visit my local farmer’s stand as soon as weather starts to cool and pick up a gallon of apple cider. There’s something about apple cider that is a Fall tradition and if I didn’t have a glass or two it just wouldn’t feel like Fall to me. While sipping on a glass of cider I had the idea to make a batch of Hard Apple Cider Sangria. I had friends coming over and had an abundance of white wine (which is not my favorite) and thought the apple cider and white wine combination would be perfect for Apple Cider Sangria.
The basis of any good sangria begins with a combination of fruit which is mixed with the liquids and adds a fresh flavor to the sangria (plus it’s healthy). For this Hard Apple Cider Sangria I used a combination of grapes, apples and pears and placed them in the bottom of a large pitcher.
I then add apple cider, white wine, a bottle of hard cider and applejack for a quick and easy Hard Apple Cider Sangria. After all the ingredients have been added I mix it up and serve the sangria over ice.
- 1-2 cups of fresh chopped fruit (apples, pears, grapes, etc.)
- 3 cups fresh apple cider
- 2 cups white wine (chardonnay, pinot grigio)
- 1 bottle of hard apple cider (I used Angry Orchard)
- 1/2 cup Applejack (or Apple Brandy)
- Add chopped fruit to a large pitcher. Add fresh apple cider, white wine, hard apple cider and Applejack. Stir to combine. Serve over ice.
Make this Hard Apple Cider Sangria the next time you are entertaining friends and wow your guests. It is perfect for Mom’s Night In or when you are having friends over for dinner. It is my secret Fall cocktail recipe, trust me.
This article was written by food blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps
Samples of Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider were received for GGG tasting. Opinions are my own.