For all of your fall festivities, whip up a batch of this Apple Cider Sangria that everyone will LOVE!!! Make it kid-friendly or add a little booze if you’re in the mood (instructions for both!)
It’s that time of year where Halloween parties are in full effect, and we’re knocking on the door of holiday entertaining that is just around the corner. Although we tend to focus everything on the appetizers, snacks, and main courses, we can’t let the food have all the fun! That’s when it’s time to get creative with drinks…..
Apple Cider Sangria it is!!
On a recent trip to our favorite apple picking orchard, we bought a 1/2 gallon of apple cider to take home and enjoy. Thinking of a fun way to spice it up for my kids (and cut back on the amount of sugar), we threw together this deliciously fresh and easy Apple Cider Sangria!
My kids love a kid drink for special occasions; they call it their “kid wine”. Can’t blame them! Don’t we all love a pretty cocktail or mocktail?
How to make Apple Cider Sangria
So when I say this is easily whipped up in a few minutes, I mean it! the most difficult part was cutting up some fresh fruit. Here is what I added to mine:
- 2 chopped honey crisp apples
- 1 large orange in slices
- 1 large pear
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 3 cinnamon sticks
Once the fruit is ready, fill all of this inside a pitcher. Top with apple cider, some fresh lemon juice, and let it sit in the fridge for the flavors to meld. If you would like to add some booze, you could add in a bottle of white wine at this point. Once ready to serve, pour in some sparkling water to make it pretty, less sweet, and that bubbly taste we all love!
Serve and garnish with additional cinnamon sticks. Such a great Halloween treat or Thanksgiving drink!
Apple Cider Sangria
- 2 large apples sliced
- 1 large pear sliced
- 1 large orange sliced
- 2 lemons
- 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 3 cups apple cider
- 4 cinnamon sticks + more for serving
- 1 750 mL bottle of white wine (optional)
- 2 cups sparkling water for serving
In a large pitcher, combine sliced apples, pear, orange, and pomegranate seeds. Slice one of the lemons and also place inside the pitcher. Reserve the other lemon for juice.
Pour apple cider on top, then pour in lemon juice. If using the wine, dump in the wine. Refrigerate for at least one hour, up to 8 hours.
To serve, pour the sangria and fruit about 2/3 full in a glass. Top with sparkling water and a cinnamon stick.