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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria translates well into any season. With apples in full bloom, take advantages of all the different varieties available. Mix and match apples and find your favorites!
Yield: about 1 ½ liters (about 7 cups)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Chill Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple sangria, white sangria, apple cider sangria, autumn sangria
Servings: 8
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 750 mL bottle Pinot Grigio
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup Calvados (apple brandy)
  • 3 apples, unpeeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup club soda

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher combine wine, apple cider, Calvados, and sliced apples. Cover and let chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour allow to allow flavors to infuse.  Add club soda before serving.  Stir to combine.  Serve chilled, with ice if desired.  Garnish with fresh apple slices

Notes

  • Choose a dry white wine that is light and refreshing. I suggest Pinot Grigio. It is an acidic wine that will mellow wonderfully with the sweet apple cider.
  • Other white wine options: pinot gris and New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
  • Stay away from sweet moscato or oaky chardonnay wines.
  • The labeling of "apple cider" vs "apple juice" varies from state to state.
  • In this recipe, apple cider refers to unfiltered pressed apples. It is juice that is a bit cloudy and thicker than your regular boxed apple juice.