A simple recipe for Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria, made with red wine, orange liqueur, fresh cranberry juice and soft cider. Perfect for celebrating fall and winter!
Course Drinks and Cocktails
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Author Flavour & Savour
1 750ml (26 oz)bottle red wine
3cupssoft apple cider(non-alcoholic)
1cupunsweetened cranberry juice
½cupTriple Sec or other orange liqueur
½cuphoney* (or ½ cup simple syrup made by heating equal parts of sugar and water over medium heat until dissolved)
1cupfresh or frozen cranberries
1cupfreshly diced red and/or green apple cubes
sparkling water to top off
cinnamon sticks for garnish
Combine red wine, apple cider (or pure apple juice) cranberry juice, orange liqueur and honey (or simple syrup) in a large pitcher.
Add cranberries and diced unpeeled apples. Chill overnight if desired.
Serve over ice, if desired, filling glasses ⅔ full and topping off with sparkling water.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a straw.
*If you use honey, it might sink to the bottom of the pitcher if it is left to sit for awhile, so just give it a stir before serving it.While you can make this cranberry apple cider sangria and drink it right away, it's even better if you make it the day before. Let it chill in the fridge to allow the flavours and fruit to blend. When you're ready to serve, top off each glass with ice and sparkling water.