Whenever I have a party, I always try and have a signature drink. I love making cocktails, and this is my time to come up with something fun for everyone to try. Plus, if you make them with enough alcohol and serve them about an hour before eating, it's almost a guarantee that everyone will love your meal. At least that is what I hope for.
This Apple Cider Sangria was a hit at my Friendsgiving. It is full of fall flavors and goes down really easily- which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on who's consuming it. Thankfully, we only had fun drinkers at my party!
What's nice about this recipe, is that it serves a crowd. There's nothing like having to be bartender, cook, and server all at the same time. With this Apple Cider Sangria, you can make a batch the day before the party and sit back and enjoy a cocktail with your guests.
I can't wait to make this again at Thanksgiving! Enjoy!
- 2 ½ cups fresh apple cider
- 1 bottle of Pinot Grigio
- ½ cup brandy
- 3 apples , chopped
- 3 pears , chopped
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup club soda
Combine all ingredients, except the club soda, in a pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving but preferably 1 day before serving.
Just before serving, stir in club soda.