Holiday Apple Cider Sangria
Winter is coming. Temperatures are dipping at last and dipping fast. Festivities are just around the corner and our hearts are just about to dance to joyous merry tunes that keeps creeping into your head and keeps playing in a loop. It is the time to think of delicious food and more delicious food and how you are going to slosh everything down with warm and festive holiday drinks like this Apple Cider Sangria.
Ingredients for Holiday Apple Cider Sangria - perfect for a party!
- 1 750 ml bottle of red wine (I used a red blend)
- 2 Cups of Apple Cider
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 1/4 Cup of fresh cranberries
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 Cup of brandy (add more if required)
- Club Soda
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup or honey
How to make Holiday Apple Cider Sangria
Add the chopped apple pieces, orange slices, fresh cranberries, cinnamon stick and cinnamon powder in a tall pitcher. Pour in the red wine, apple cider, brandy, maple syrup or honey and stir to mix. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (up to 24 hours). The more time it sits, more the flavors of the fruits infuses and the more delicious it becomes.
Top it off with the club soda when you are ready to serve.