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Drink Recipes - Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Drink Recipes - Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Sangria isn't just for summer. No Siree. With the addition of spiced cider, this fruity sangria is the perfect fireside cocktail.

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-Moe Howard

Ingredients

Spiced Apple Cider

2 cups apple cider
1/3 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 orange, sliced

Sangria

1 (750mL) bottle Spanish red wine (such as Garnacha or Tempranillo) or bottle of Zinfandel
2 cups spiced apple cider (recipe above)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup brandy

Orange slices, for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Directions

1) For the spiced cider, mix all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once comes to a simmer, remove from heat and cool completely. Once cool, strain using a mesh sieve.

2) For the sangria, in a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Serve over ice.

Serves 6

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