Minibar Cider Sangria

Minibar Cider Sangria
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Minibar Cider Sangria

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.


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


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.