Minibar Cider Sangria

Minibar Cider Sangria
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Minibar Cider Sangria

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Minibar Cider Sangria

Somewhere between spiked cider and juicy sangria, this fall cocktail's flavor perfectly captures the essence of the season. The delicious concoction was created by Minibar co-founders Lindsey Andrews and Lara Crystal especially for guests looking for a lighter cocktail to sip all day that doesn't compromise on flavor. The low alcohol content means it's an ideal meal drink, but also works as an after-dinner treat alongside homemade apple pie.

Ingredients

1 cup quartered green and red apples, thinly sliced

1 naval orange, quartered and thinly sliced

1 cup apple juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 ounces Calvados

22-ounce bottle hard cider

Pinch of cinnamon

Directions

Combine apples, orange, lemon juice, apple juice, and Calvados in a pitcher with ice.

Steep for 15 minutes.

Add hard cider in the last minute, top with pinch of cinnamon, and serve.

Sangria Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Sangria Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.