Add this autumnal Apple Cider Sangria to your holiday menu! White wine, cider, pear brandy and sliced fruit make for a festive cocktail!
Apple Cider Sangria
In the summer, I love a white wine sangria full of an array of gorgeous seasonal fruit like fresh, juicy berries and peaches. I can nurse one all night long. But the idea of an autumnal version was swirling around in my head. A cocktail with Honeycrisp apple and Bartlett pear slices, apple cider and spiked with pear brandy.
A specialty cocktail is an easy way to make a memorable party. Offer the usual soft drinks, water, beer and wine. But add a themed drink like this autumnal sangria for those who want to try something fun and festivel.
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Apple Cider Sangria
An autumnal sangria with cider, pears and apples that’s wonderful any time of year!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Cockail, Beverage
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider
- 3–4 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine, I used Sauvignon Blanc
- 1/4 cup pear brandy
- 1–2 Honeycrisp apples, cored and sliced thinly
- 1–2 Bartlett pears, cored and sliced thinly
- 12 ounces lemon-lime soda, I used Sprite, optional
If you’d like a more pronounced apple flavor, simmer the cider in a saucepan until it reduces by half. Whisk in sugar until it dissolves. Cool. Or just use 1 1/2 cups cider straight up.
It a large pitcher, combine the cooled cider, wine, brandy and sugar if not added earlier. Whisk to combine. Add the fruit and refrigerate 2-4 hours to let flavors blend.
Before serving, add soda to taste if you’d like a little fizz, and ice to the pitcher, and stir to combine.
- Calories: 178kcal
- Sugar: 18g
- Sodium: 3mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0
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