Hard Apple Cider Sangria

October 4, 2013

in American,Beverages,Cocktails,Recipes

Hard Apple Cider Sangria

When your close friends and neighbors happen to be foodies just like you, there is no way to avoid it, every weekend revolves around the next meal. And of course in our case, that always includes the next cocktail.

Now, when your close friends have relatives visiting from out of the country (shout out to Nicola & Iain) who also happen to be foodies, you know that will also include taking them to your favorite restaurants. It also means, you will gladly spend as much time as is required in the kitchen preparing your very best and favorite recipes for them to feast on.

Although an alarming thought for your waistline, you don’t mind it one bit because you can’t help but relish in the joy of sharing something that is such a part of you. Besides, we all know vacation-induced-calories don’t count, as long as you are the vacationer or the local entertaining the vacationer, that is how it works, right?

Well, last weekend before Nicola & Iain were to fly back to Scotland we all got together to feast at Cindy’s place. Her piece de resistance turned out to be one of the best non-traditional lasagnas I’ve had thus far. She also served her goto apricot appetizer and I brought a large pitcher (I doubled this recipe) of this hard apple cider sangria which turned out pretty darn good I can say with certainty since it was gone in a blink of an eye.

Hard Apple Cider Sangria
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced (1/8″-1/4″ thick)
  • 1 navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup toasted caramel whiskey
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ¼ cup light rum
  • 1 − 22oz bottle hard apple cider
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a pitcher, chill for 20-30 minutes in the freezer and serve over ice.
Notes
  • I sliced the apple using a mandolin set at ⅛” thickness
  • The orange I sliced with a knife as thinly as I could.
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    1 Cured Confection October 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Wow this is so awesome! We’ve been drinking several kinds of hard cider here at the house for a few weeks like it was never going to be released again. I’ve got a weekend getaway coming up and I’m betting this is the perfect drink to offer up while we are there.
    Thanks again!
    Lacey

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    2 Nicola October 13, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I can honestly say this cocktail was sensational and I intend to attempt a recreation as soon as I have all the necessary ingredients. Will probably never drink “naked” hard cider again, it deserves to be mixed with all the delicious ingredients in the recipe.
    Thanks again xx

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