Apple Cider Sangria Recipe – Cocktail or Mocktail

November 28, 2016 separator Drink & Cocktail Recipes



You’ve just been jarred out of your post-Thanksgiving stupor by a fresh new work week. I think it’s high time to start planning for a new weekend, don’t you?

I’ve got all sorts of yummy recipes — healthy and otherwise, but today I’ll assume your fridge is stocked with leftovers. So let’s skip the food and head straight for the drinks.

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I’m a sucker for sangria and have mixed up all sorts over the years: white, red, fruity, dry — you get the idea.

Sangria has always felt like such a summery drink to me, though. As soon as the first chill hits the air, I switch to spiced cider and mulled wine mode.


But today’s apple cider sangria recipe is here to make the case for the fruity stuff as a winter sipper, too!

You can mix this up as a single cocktail to go with dinner, or batch it to serve at a party.

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe


One of the best parts of this recipe is its versatility.

It’s delicious as a non-alcoholic mocktail. It’s equally good with the added kick of your favorite spiced rum, bourbon, or whiskey!

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Apple Cider Sangria Recipe
Recipe Type: Drinks and Cocktails
Author: Shrimp Salad Circus
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino cherry syrup
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • 2 ounces apple & ginger juice
  • 3 ounces honey crisp apple cider
  • Cherries, apple, lemon & ginger slices
  • Ice
  • Optional: 1 ounce spiced rum or bourbon
  1. In a cocktail shaker, add maraschino cherry syrup, sour mix, apple & ginger juice, optional liquor, and ice.
  2. Secure the cocktail shaker lid, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with cherries, apple, lemon, and ginger slices.
  4. Serve.



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