Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria #Recipe

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria #Recipe

If you are looking for a fabulous signature Thanksgiving drink, Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria will add just the right holiday flair to your festivities!

This Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria recipe from our friends at Zulka, includes fresh apples, cinnamon sticks, and a pinch of holiday spice. Just add a splash of apple brandy and your favorite white wine for a delicious cocktail! Made with Zulka, a Non-GMO Project verified pure cane sugar which adds a complex sweetness to the cocktail, it’s the perfect drink to accompany your Thanksgiving feast.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

· 1/4 cup Zulka Morena Sugar
· 2 tsp cinnamon
· 2 cups Apple Cider
· 1/2 cup Calvados or other Apple Brandy
· 1 750 ml bottle white wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc work best)
· 1 bottle sparkling apple cider
· 5-6 apples, cored and sliced thin
· Cinnamon sticks


Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. In another small bowl, pour a little of the brandy. Dip the glasses in the brandy and then the cinnamon sugar. Add a few apple slices to each glass. Set aside.

Pour the remaining cinnamon sugar in a large pitcher. Add the apple cider and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Top with the brandy and wine and mix. Add the rest of the apples. Chill until ready to serve.

Add the sparkling cider right before serving. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick. Serve chilled. Add ice if desired.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Brooke of Passport Couture
    • January 8, 2016

    Fruity and sparkling sounds great to me! Thanks for the great recipe.

      • Barb Webb
      • January 9, 2016

      Thanks Brooke, enjoy!

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