Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect large batch cocktail for the upcoming holiday parties. A simple concoction of apple cider, white wine, orange liqueur, orange juice, and fruit - is a recipe for success. This party cocktail is a game changer!
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Keyword: apple cider sangria, holiday cocktail
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
diced apple and orange- to serve
squeeze of lemon
750mlbottle white wine- I use Pinot Grigio
1/2cuporange liqueur- I use Cointreau
frozen cranberries- to serve
cinnamon sticks- to serve
Cut up an apple and orange into chunks. Squeeze a lemon over top, and then add the fruit to the pitcher.
Add the apple cider, white wine, orange liqueur, and orange juice to the pitcher. Stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I recommend making the sangria at least four hours prior to serving to let the flavors meld together.
To serve, pour sangria into mason jars, along with some of the soaked fruit, a couple of ice cubes, some fresh cranberries (for color, optional), and a cinnamon stick.
To make the frozen cranberries, make a simple syrup on the stove top by combining 1 1/2 cups water with 1 1 2/ cups sugar. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and pour about two cups of cranberries inside. Let cool. Then strain the simple syrup and keep for other holiday cocktails (or discard). Spread the cranberries on a baking sheet, sprinkle some sugar over them, and freeze. When frozen solid, store the sugared cranberries in the freezer until ready to serve the sangria.