03 November 2012

Honey Crisp Hard Cider Sangria

Sangria is always a good choice when entertaining, but make sure you adjust the recipe according to the season!  I came across this recipe in the recent Food & Wine magazine and just knew that I had to make it.  It incorporates Honey Crisp apples (my fav!) and hard cider (another fall fav!).  It is refreshing and bubbly, yet quite easy to throw together.  Once you are done with your glass of sangria, you'll have some brandy-soaked apples to snack on, which makes this recipe even that much better!

Honey Crisp Hard Cider Sangria
(Adapted from Food & Wine, October 2012)
Yield: 4 Servings

1 Large Honey Crisp Apple, quartered & thinly sliced
1 Orange, quartered & thinly sliced
3/4 C. Apple Cider
2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 C. Brandy
1 (22 oz) Bottle Hard Apple Cider
Ice, for serving

In a pitcher, combine the apples, oranges, cider, lemon juice and brandy.  Store in the fridge until ready to serve.  Just before serving, add the hard apple cider.  Serve in glasses over ice.


  1. I love this fall twist on sangria! Oh and the liquor soaked fruit at the bottom is my favorite too :)

  2. This is a great idea. So much more appropriate to the weather in in GA than mulled wine. I am so making this.