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Spiced Apple Cider Sangria


  • Apple Cider
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Grated peel of one lemon (no white bitter pith)
  • Grated peel of one orange (no white bitter pith)
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 allspice berries
  • Spiced Apple Cider Sangria
  • 4 cups prepared apple cider
  • 1 bottle (750ml) Riesling, chilled
  • 3/4 cup apple brandy or apple liqueur
  • 2-3 apples, sliced for garnish


Apple Cider Directions:

  1. Place peels and spices in a cheesecloth bundle, tied, so the spices are secure.
  2. In a stainless steel pot, combine cider, brown sugar and spice bundle. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a light simmer. Simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, cool to room temperature, then refrigerate 2 hours.

Spiced Apple Cider Sangria Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine apple cider, Riesling and apple liqueur or brandy.
  2. Place apple slices into glasses and fill with sangria.
  3. Keep remaining sangria chilled in refrigerator.
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Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Terri Truscello Miller @LoveandConfections