Pair Apple Cider Sangria with Your Fall Meal

Apple Sangria

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Looking for a last minute cocktail to go with your Thanksgiving feast?

Why not try this delicious apple cider sangria? It’s crisp, light and refreshing, and absolutely perfect as a pre-dinner cocktail….you know, while you’re still making the gravy and pulling the rolls out of the oven.

Apple Sangria

I like to use Moscato wine here, which is a light, semi-sweet white varietal. Many sangrias use red wine, but I love the light, crisp flavor that using white wine lends. If you can’t find Moscato, feel free to use any dry white wine.

And lastly — my secret sangria ingredient: ginger ale. It “makes” sangria complete, in my opinion, by adding just a bit of bubbly fizz and sweetness.

Apple Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

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It’s crisp, light and refreshing, and absolutely perfect as a pre-dinner cocktail. Food blogger Jenna Weber shares her sangria secret ingredient in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bottle or 750 ml of Moscato wine (semi-sweet white wine)
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1 ½ cups apple cider
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • apple slices for serving
  • ice

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Serve sangria over ice with thinly sliced or chopped apples.

Yield: 6 servings


Jenna Weber, food blogger for PBS Food's Fresh Tastes blogJenna Weber is half of the Fresh Tastes blog team. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008 and, since then, has worked as a pastry chef, bread baker and freelance food editor. Currently, Jenna blogs full-time on EatLiveRun.com where her delicious daily recipes and quirky culinary musings appeal to thousands. She lives in Northern California and, when not in the kitchen, can usually be found on her yoga mat.