Like many of you, we’re ducking out a bit early this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. But we couldn’t leave you without a cocktail recipe for the week! So today we’re sharing a great wintry Sangria to help celebrate the holiday: a spicy and sweet Apple Cider Sangria. – Andrew
Illustration by Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper
Apple Cider Sangria
One Bottle Dry Red Wine
3 Cups Apple Cider
6 oz Apple Brandy
2 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz Orange Liqueur
2 oz Ginger Liqueur
Fresh Seasonal Fruit (we used pears, apples, and pomegranate seeds)
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamon, and Allspice (or 1 oz Allspice Dram, if on hand) to Taste
Combine everything, spices and all, in a pitcher. Give it a stir and, ideally, let the Sangria sit overnight. Add more fresh fruit just before serving.
Alternatively, you could simmer everything until the Sangria is heated through and the spices are infused. Just strain out the cooked spices (or keep them as a garnish) and pour into mugs. Enjoy!
It’s Thanksgiving. You could serve your friends and family a sweet and fruity Sangria, or a spicy mulled wine, or a rich mulled cider. Or, you could serve them all of those things all at once, this fantastic Apple Cider Sangria. Yes! Let’s do that.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper