Here’s another festive fall cocktail that would be perfect to serve at your Thanksgiving table- Apple Cider Sangria.
Sangria is always a great summer time drink, but I created a fall inspired sangria that is not sweet. I like how their is a slight spice flavor from the cinnamon sticks. My suggestion would be to make a pitcher of this & let the apples and cinnamon sticks marinate for at least an hour or so. The flavor will be more potent instead of making this cocktail one glass at a time.
A few notes: don’t put ice in the pitcher. I know it’s tempting to put ice into the pitcher to keep the sangria cold, but it will just water down the drink. Instead put ice in each individual cup when serving.
Also, the longer you leave the sangria marinating in the refrigerator- the better. I think letting it sit for about 6 hours is the perfect timing! You can also add different fruit to bring out more flavors such as pomegranates, cranberries or oranges. Have fun with it, there’s not right or wrong way to make sangria!
- 3 Granny smith apples, sliced
- 3 Honeycrisp apples, sliced
- 4 tbsp. honey
- 1 bottle of red wine (I prefer Cabernet or Pinot Noir)
- 2 cups of apple cider
- Lemon flavored seltzer or Sparkling Water to taste
- 3-4 cinnamon sticks
- Pour all ingredients into a pitcher & let sit for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
- If you want it sweeter, add more honey & lemon seltzer.