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Autumn Apple Cider Sangria

By Amber 15
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It’s fall y’all!

And what better way to celebrate than by making an incredibly autumn-esque drink after getting a new tattoo!

That’s right, minions.

Today I got inked.

I’ve been wanting to get a tattoo that represents my marriage for some time now. In fact, I’ve been wanting to get a tattoo that represented our relationship since I finally realized that he was the one. I know that I’ve mentioned before that I wasn’t the nicest teenager, and I feel as if my husband had a lot to do with reigning me in. Oh, I also adore Harry Potter, so this tattoo just seemed like the perfect thing to get.

On October 29, 2011 my “Mischief” was “Managed” when I married the man who helped reign me in.

What do you think?!?

I *ADORE* it.

So, these drinks.


They are deliriously delicious, and I got the original idea when I saw this amazingness known as a Honeycrisp apple sangria on Pinterest.  Seriously?!? Nothing short of impressive. Nutmeg Nanny knows what’s up!

So, I put my bartending skills to good use and ended up with this.

Bubbly, crisp, cold, and refreshing, this cider sangria will literally make you swoon.

Like, you’ll immediately catch fall fever after

Don’t believe me?

Go ahead…try to prove me wrong 😉

Getting to know you…

Do you have tattoos?

What’s the coolest sangria flavor you’ve tasted?

Have you had Angry Orchard cider yet?

Autumn Apple Cider Sangria

Prep time24 hours
Meal type Beverage


  • 1.5fl oz apple vodka
  • 1/2 Large Honeycrisp apple (About 1/2 cup, cubed)
  • 1/2 cup purple grapes
  • 1-2 packet Stevia in the Raw (or sugar, honey, agave nectar. Sweeten to taste.)
  • 1/4 cup non-alchoholic apple cider
  • 1 bottle Angry Orchard Apple Ginger hard cider
  • cinnamon sugar (for rim of glasses)
  • 2 cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 orange slices


Step 1
In a small bowl or glass, pour vodka and stevia (or sweetener of choice) over apples and grapes, stir, and let steep for as long as you'd like. The longer, the better, but no more than 24 hrs.
Step 2
Spoon steeped fruit into two glasses rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
Step 3
Pour 1/8 cup of apple cider in each glass then top with the Angry Orchard hard cider.
Step 4
Stir with a cinnamon stick, add orange slices, and serve.
Step 5
Love y'all!

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  • sandra
    October 10, 2012

    what can i substitute for the hard cider if I can’t find it…

    • amber
      October 10, 2012

      Hi! Thanks for your question 🙂 If you are looking to add less alcohol, I’d suggest using a non-alcoholic sparkling white grape juice or a sparkling apple cider if you can find that. If you are looking to keep the same amount of booze in it, I’d go with a Sparkling Moscato (sweet white wine) or a spumante sparkling wine/champagne. Either one of those should be available in the wine section of a standard grocery store. Oh, and I’d also add a a splash or two more of the non-alcoholic cider as well just to keep that appley flavor! Let me know how it works out!

    • amber
      October 11, 2012

      Oh! I forgot to mention (and I thought about this while I was falling asleep last night) if you can’t find any Angry Orchard hard cider, ANY hard cider brand would do i.e. Woodchuck, Strongbow, Crispin. I just wanted to make that clear!

  • Mike
    October 17, 2012

    Made some today and I will make more for my brothers birthday .

    • amber
      October 17, 2012

      Yaaaay! So happy you liked it!!! Come back this Friday too! I’ve got another apply drink posting 😉

  • toni
    October 19, 2012

    Hi! This looks great! I am looking to make it for a party. Do you think I can put all the ingredients together in a punch bowl or do you need to add the ciders seperately?

    • amber
      October 19, 2012

      Hi! Thanks so much! I think you can *ABSOLUTELY* put all of this in a punch bowl, no problem! That’s a fantastic idea 🙂