Hard Cider Sangria

Hard Cider SangriaWe 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!

Bar supplies:

  • Pitcher
  • 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 juice1 cup
Lemon juice2 tablespoons
Thinly sliced orange1
Quartered and thinly sliced unpeeled green and red apples1 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!