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2 glasses filled with Mischief Night Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Get ready to both sip and serve this fabulous Apple Cider Sangria guaranteed to refresh while celebrating the season! A Mischief Night Must!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple brandy, apple cider, apple cider sangria, apple pie sangria, brandy, caramel apple sangria, cocktail, drink recipes, fall cocktail recipes, fall drink recipes, fall sangria with apple cider, honeycrisp, pitcher cocktails
Servings: 6 cocktails
Calories: 139kcal
Cost: $4.79 per serving

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  • Large pitcher
  • wooden spoon
  • pairing knife
  • cutting board


Ingredients For Apple Cider Sangria

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider NOT apple juice
  • 3/4 cup apple brandy
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1-inch knob ginger fresh, peeled; smashed with the flat side of a meat mallet once or twice
  • 2 teaspoons bitters
  • 2 Naval oranges sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples cored and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds or sectioned and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 (750) ml bottle sparkling wine something dry; may use Prosecco
  • fresh ice cubes


  • apple peelings for garnish
  • pomegranate seeds for garnish


The Method

  • To the sliced apples, add a good squeeze or three of the fresh lemon juice and use your hands to toss and coat all of the slices. Add the apple slices and the orange slices and the muddled knob of ginger to a large pitcher.
  • To the fruit, add the brandy. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature for the fruit to slightly macerate.
  • Next add the fresh apple cider, orange juice, another squeeze of lemon juice, and the bitters. Use a long handled wooden spoon to stir the mixture. Place in refrigerator for minimally 2 hours and up to 1 day.
  • When ready to serve, decant the dry sparkling wine. Add it to the pitcher of sangria. Stir gently. Use a fork to remove some pieces of fruit and arrange in each glass along with fresh ice. Pour the sangria over the ice and fruit. Serve with optional apple peelings and pomegranate seeds if desired.


Note apple juice is not a substitute for fresh apple cider in this recipe


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.