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Wasted Wednesday: Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

I love making special cocktails for events. They bring people together, and it’s always best if they can be made ahead of time so that no one is stuck on bar tending duty. This will be going on our Thanksgiving table this year and I can’t wait to drink it. I’ll make the spiced cider today and then assemble it all tomorrow.

Spiced Apple Cider Sangria (copied from here)

For the Spiced Apple Cider:

  • 2 cups apple cider (the real stuff – opaque in color & found in the refrigerator section)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 orange slices (rounds)

For the Spiced Apple Cider Sangria:

  • 1 bottle inexpensive Spanish red wine
  • 2 cups spiced apple cider (recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy


For the Spiced Apple Cider: 
Mix together all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and then remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain before using.

For the Spiced Apple Cider Sangria:
Mix ingredients together in a large pitcher and garnish with orange wheels and cinnamon sticks. To serve, pour over ice.

Cheers, and happy Thanksgiving!


2 responses »

  1. So after you posted this last week, I made it on Thanksgiving. And it was AWESOME. Definitely keeping this recipe around for the cold winter months ahead!


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