Cider Sangria

[Photograph: Christopher Lehault]

This one's a cidery twist on white sangria, with a sparkling semidry cider and fruit infused with ice cider to add tons of rich fruit flavor. Feel free to substitute whatever local fruit is in season.

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Cider Sangria

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 8 servings
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:2 hours
Special equipment:mason jar or resealable container

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces ice cider
  • 4 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 2 cups sliced cantaloupe
  • 2 cups sliced honeydew
  • 1/2 inch ginger root, peeled but not sliced
  • 1 750ml bottle semi-dry cider

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine all sliced fruit, ginger root, ice cider, and Grand Marnier in mason jar or other resealable container. Refrigerate for two hours.

  2. 2

    After two hours, remove and discard the ginger root. Pour the fruit and alcohol mixture into a pitcher. Add 2 cups of ice to mixture.

  3. 3

    Slowly pour semi-dry cider into pitcher and gently stir to combine. Serve in wine glasses.

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