If you are in need of a signature cocktail for the holiday, or just in need of a cocktail, you are going to want to make this. I had first tried this at a company happy hour and knew that I was going to recreate it immediately. I had to share this cup of seasonal joy with my husband. The result was exactly what I was looking for and dare I say more delicious than the original?….. Yea, it was more delicious. I’m not much of a deep red wine drinker and malbec can be robust, but it’s a must. The cider balances it all out and the rum…. game. changed. It’s a simple cocktail to assemble that would make the perfect addition to your holiday menu. I might just argue that this could be the new adult psl, but let’s not rush into making this basic just yet. Bonus – red wine is good for you in moderation – and there is fruit, so. The cinnamon sugar rim is also really important here. I fancied mine up a bit and incorporated brown sugar. The whole ensemble is just complimentary. If you make this, I would love to know what you think! It’s one of my favorites.
Apple Cider Sangria
For the Sangria
- 2 1/2 cups Apple cider
- 2 cup malbec wine
- 1/2 cup (and a dash) spiced rum
- 3-4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1 orange, sliced
For the garnish
- To make the sangria, add chopped apples, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks to a pitcher. Pour in the apple cider, malbec, and rum. Mix together. Place in the fridge for at least an hour (I will say it's pretty darn good at first, but gets so much better as it sits a bit).
- For the garnish mix the sugars and cinnamon together in a shallow dish. Rub an orange slice around each rim and dip the top of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture. When the sangria is ready spoon some of the fruit into each glass. Pour sangria over the top. Add orange or apple slices to garnish.