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Honeycrisp Apple Cider Sangria – Baker by Nature

Should you love cinnamon apple flavored fall cocktails, you’ll love this fabulous Honeycrisp apple cider sangria! Garnish with a cinnamon sugar rim and cinnamon sticks to make a wonderfully festive fall sangria.

Apple Cider Sangria

I’ve mentioned it earlier than and I’ll say it once more” sangria is the right get together starter! Which is why I’ve a particular sangria recipe for each season. In the summertime, we sip on refreshing rosé sangria, through the vacation season, it’s mulled wine sangria, and through the fall…

You guessed it: we’re ingesting this loopy scrumptious apple cider sangria! It’s really easy, tremendous refreshing, and principally screams fall. What extra might you ask for from a fall cocktail?

All you’ll want is a big pitcher, some white wine (we love Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio for this recipe), apples (clearly, I like to recommend honey crisp apples however any number of apple will technically work), apple brandy, and a few cups of apple cider. Should you can’t discover apple brandy, be at liberty to make use of bourbon, rum, or whiskey as a substitute. And make certain you utilize APPLE CIDER (cold-pressed apple juice) not apple cider vinegar or laborious cider.

Plus, some spices, water, and sugar to make the yummy fall-inspired easy syrup.

Non-obligatory substances are non-alcoholic ginger beer or membership soda so as to add some fizz. And though I favor this with simply apples, oranges, cranberries, and/or pomegranate seeds might be added if you need some further shade. Heck, you may even add a splash of orange juice or cranberry juice if you need extra taste distinction. However personally I like the all apple taste profile.

Should you’re in a rush to make this, be at liberty to leap to the recipe with out studying my ideas beneath. Simply bear in mind, the longer it sits, the higher it’s going to style as a result of time actually permits the flavors to develop.

Apple Cider Sangria Easy Syrup

Should you actually detest sweetness, chances are you’ll omit this easy syrup. However the recipe will likely be fairly one-note (boring-ish) for my part. And it doesn’t make the cocktail overly candy as a result of it’s sweetened with honey not sugar! To make it you’ll want:

  • water
  • honey (or maple syrup)
  • inexperienced cardamom pods
  • cinnamon sticks
  • star anise pods
  • complete cloves
  • recent ginger (make sure to use recent, not floor ginger right here)
  • vanilla extract

You can also make this autumnal easy syrup as much as 2 weeks upfront and retailer it within the fridge till wanted! It’s additionally scrumptious in different cocktails that decision for easy syrup, or brushed on desserts, poured on pancakes, and so forth.

Extra Fall Cocktails:

Honeycrisp Apple Cider Sangria

Ashley Manila

Should you love cinnamon apple flavored fall cocktails, you will love this fabulous Honeycrisp apple cider sangria! Garnish with a cinnamon sugar rim and cinnamon sticks to make a wonderfully festive fall sangria.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Customized time 6 hrs 30 minutes

Course Cocktails, Drinks

Delicacies American

Servings 1 massive pitcher (about 10 to 12 small servings)


For the Easy Syrup:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (340ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (170ml) honey
  • 6 inexperienced cardamom pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons complete cloves
  • 1 3-inch piece recent ginger peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch items
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Sangria:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups (568ml) cold-pressed apple cider
  • 1 commonplace measurement bottle white wine comparable to Pinto Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup (227ml) apple brandy
  • 5 massive Honeycrisp apples cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (227ml) ginger beer or seltzer non-compulsory


For the Easy Syrup:

  • Mix the water, honey, spices, and ginger in a small saucepan and convey to a boil over excessive warmth. 

  • Cook dinner, stirring often, till the honey has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Scale back warmth to low and proceed cooking for one more 5 minutes. 

  • Take away from the warmth and stir within the vanilla. Put aside and funky for half-hour, then pressure the straightforward syrup via a fine-mesh strainer and right into a heatproof bowl.

  • Discard spices. Use the straightforward syrup within the sangria recipe beneath. 

For the Sangria:

  • Add all the substances (besides the ginger beer/seltzer, if utilizing) into a big pitcher and gently stir to mix. 

  • Cowl and refrigerate for no less than 4 hours – or as much as 12 hours. Stir effectively earlier than serving. Word: If you don’t plan on serving after 12 hours, pressure the sangria via a wonderful mesh strainer, discard all fruit, and proceed refrigerating for as much as 12 extra hours.

  • Pour into glasses crammed with ice and garnish with apple slices (star anise, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks additionally make stunning additions!).

  • Prime with ginger beer or seltzer if utilizing, then serve.

Key phrase apple cider sangria, sangria, white wine, apple, apple cider


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