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Easy Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

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 Learn how to make an easy apple cider sangria recipe.  You'll love how easy this fall drink recipe is, and your guests will love the unique flavor of this adult beverage.


You're hosting a fall party, and you're not sure what to serve for a drink.  If party day at your house means scrambling to get last minute cleaning and food prep done, then this recipe is perfect for you!


I enjoying hosting parties, but I dread party day.  I wake up and immediately do last minute cleaning.  Seriously, do elves come in the house and mess it up while I sleep? 


I like this recipe because I can make it in the morning and let it chill until I'm ready to serve.  You can prep this in 10 minutes. 





Then when you're ready to serve, just take it out of the fridge, add soda, and pour.  Yes, it's that easy. 


But your guests will love it!  Every time I make this, people want the recipe.  So it's finally time to share it.


Easy Apple Cider Sangria Recipe


Sangria is like a punch for adults.  It has wine and brandy in it, so make sure it's kept away from the kiddos.


Typically, sangria is made with a red wine, but we are using a white wine for this easy apple cider sangria recipe.


Then you chop up fruit, spices, or herbs and let them soak in the wine for several hours.  Then serve.





Choosing Wine for Sangria


As I mentioned, you'd usually use a red wine for a sangria recipe.  For this recipe, I prefer the white wine.  


You can use your favorite white wine in this recipe.   You can use your favorite white wine.  I'm not a wine person, so I don't have a favorite.  In that case, I recommend Sauvignon Blanc or a Riesling wine.


I really like the Winking Owl Sauvignon Blanc from Aldi.  It's around $4 a bottle (or less!), and it's perfect for this recipe.  


Winking Owl Sauvignon Blanc has notes of citrus, lemon, and apple.  You might also like Winking Owl Pinot Grigio with a hint of citrus, pear, and honeysuckle.





Brandy


Like a typical sangria recipe, I also add some brandy.  You can get regular brandy or a flavored brandy.  


Depending on availability, you can use vanilla brandy, spiced brandy, ginger brandy, apple brandy, or pear brandy.


Flavored brandy would be really good in this easy apple cider sangria recipe, but I use regular brandy.  I don't use it for any other recipes except sangria, so I want to be able to use it for all of my sangria recipes.





Apples


You can use most apple varieties to make your sangria recipe.  I like to use honey crisp or Granny Smith apples.  


Granny Smith apples are tart, but honey crisp are both slightly sweet and slightly sour.  They are also firm and hold up well after soaking in the wine for hours.


No matter which apple you try, you'll just need to wash them, core them, and chop them.  You do not need to peel them to make easy apple cider sangria.


Apple Cider


When you buy apple cider, look for one that is darker in color.  It should also be cloudy.  I get mine from the Amish, so it's fresh pressed and tastes amazing.  


A pale or clear apple cider won't give you as much flavor for this easy apple cider sangria recipe.


Club Soda or Soda


In addition to the wine and brandy, sangria has a little bit of bubbles thanks to club soda or soda.  You can use club soda, but I usually use ginger ale or a lemon lime soda.  


You won't use the entire container of soda, so feel free to use one that you or your family will enjoy so you don't waste anything.


If you don't think that you'll use all of this easy apple cider sangria recipe in one evening, you can just add the soda per glass.  You'll have to eyeball it, but it will help keep it fizzy.





Pitcher and Glasses


A pretty apple sangria recipe like this begs for a nice pitcher and glasses.  I really like this clear pitcher and glasses on Amazon.  


It's a fantastic price, and it looks so fancy!


If you want a nonalcoholic drink option for children or those who choose not to drink, try one of these drinks:



Or try this simple mulled wine recipe for a delicious adult beverage.


Easy Apple Cider Sangria Recipe Ingredients


  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine
  • 2.5 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup club soda or lemon lime soda
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped or sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or raw honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


Directions


Step #1


Prepare the fruit by washing it.  Core the apple and slice or chop it.  Slice the orange.


Step #2


Place the prepared fruit, sugar, cinnamons sticks, white wine, and brandy in a pitcher.  Stir.  Place in the fridge for at least two hours.


Step #3


When ready to serve, add the club soda or lemon lime soda.


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Yield: 8
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
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Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 10 M
How to make an easy apple cider sangria recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup club soda or lemon lime soda
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped or sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or raw honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. Prepare the fruit by washing it. Core the apple and slice or chop it. Slice the orange.
  2. Place the prepared fruit, sugar, cinnamons sticks, white wine, and brandy in a pitcher. Stir. Place in the fridge for at least two hours.
  3. When ready to serve, add the club soda or lemon lime soda.

Notes:


Calories

244.94

Fat (grams)

0.31

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.05

Carbs (grams)

38.78

Fiber (grams)

1.96

Net carbs

36.82

Sugar (grams)

32.10

Protein (grams)

0.56

Sodium (milligrams)

16.68

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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