Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

If you are anything like me and can't get enough of the smells and tastes of autumn, you are bound to fall in love with this dangerously delicious spiced apple cider sangria recipe adapted from My Life as a Mrs.

What You'll Need

For the Spiced Apple Cider:
2 cups apple cider (the real stuff - opaque in color & found in the refrigerator section)
1/3 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 orange slices (rounds)

For the Spiced Apple Cider Sangria:
My Life as a Mrs recommends 1 bottle inexpensive Spanish red wine (it doesn't have to be Spanish, I used [yellow tail] Pinot Noir)
2 cups spiced apple cider (recipe above)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup brandy
2 apples cored and sliced

*This recipe yields 6 1/2 cups. I recommend doubling or tripling it, depending on how many guests you are expecting. Warning: even if you don't have a house full, it goes down quick!
 

Directions

For the Spiced Apple Cider:
Mix together all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and then remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain before using. 

For the Spiced Apple Cider Sangria:
Mix ingredients together in a larger pitcher or punch bowl and garnish with orange wheels, sliced apples and cinnamon sticks. To serve, pour over ice and add a cinnamon stick to each glass. 

Please let me know what you think in the comments below!

Sip & celebrate! P

Patsy Culp

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