I made this Apple Cider Sangria for Christmas Eve while we were in VA visiting the.mr’s family. His family’s boozy drink of choice is usually some kind of wine, so when I saw the original version of this recipe on How Sweet It Is, I KNEW I had to try it!
I also know that I attempted to make Chicken & Wild Rice Soup for week 51 of my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge… and it didn’t work. Again.
So… because I’m (apparently) never going to make Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Happen, I think I’ll just share the Apple Cider Sangria that we had on Christmas Eve!
I didn’t change much from the original recipe. Except, well, I guess I kind of tripled it. We like wine. What can I say? 😉
Ok… I tripled the wine. Then I added the brandy. I know the recipe says 375mL, but I’m not 100% positive I used that much. I know I used a whole “flask” sized bottle. You know, the smallest bottle that isn’t an airplane bottle. Flask-sized. I googled “flask sized” and the results came up 375 mL. So just go ahead and dump it in there.
I added the apple cider & club soda to taste. I ended up using half a gallon of cider. My youngest SIL was the only one who thought I should’ve used more. That’s why I wrote ½ – ¾ of a gallon in the recipe.
There were 8 of us and we finished this recipe. FINISHED IT.
I told you… we like our wine.
The only thing I’ll do different the next time I make this is switching out the 2 pears for more apples. I didn’t feel like they really added anything to the recipe.
But if you want to find out for yourself go make my version of this Apple Cider Sangria!