Hard Cider Sangria
We are all about sangria and all about trying any twist on the traditional version of the crowd pleaser. This sangria drink recipe calls for hard cider instead of wine. We consulted our beer team and Snow Capped Honeycrisp Hard Cider was selected! Snow Capped is located in Cedaredge, Colorado – the heart of Colorado’s fruit growing country. They have over 100 years of fruit growing experience, and their ciders are made from hand-pressed apples picked from their orchards. Their Honeycrisp Hard Cider is made from semi-sweet, honey crisp apples. It is sold in a four pack, but you’ll only need to add two bottles for this recipe that serves four. This means you can either 1) save the two bottles for a future batch of sangria or 2) consume immediately after purchase. We would pick option #2. Enjoy your hard apple cider sangria!
- Glassware of your choice
- Stir spoon
- Ice cubes
|Brandy (we used Maison Rouge Cognac)||1/4 cup|
|Hard cider, chilled **add just before serving**||(2) 12 ounce bottles|
|Apple juice||1 cup|
|Lemon juice||2 tablespoons|
|Thinly sliced orange||1|
|Quartered and thinly sliced unpeeled green and red apples||1 cup|
In a pitcher, combine the apples with the orange, apple juice, lemon juice and brandy. Just before serving, add the hard cider. Serve over ice.
If you like this recipe, be sure to also try our Fall Hard Cider Spritz!