So we’re starting a new movement – Sangria Saturdays (if it hasn’t already been started). If it has, we are definitely late to the party, but happy to be here anyway. We wanted to put together another recipe featuring Craft a Brew’s Hard Cider, and this one is a summer afternoon winner. It’s super ‘healthy’ in the fact that it has a ton of fruit in it, like seriously fruit salad-worthy amounts of fruit. We still have a month of summer left (and if you’re in the south – three more months), and plenty of Barbecues and Pool Parties that will need solid refreshments. Make a batch of this and you’re good to go for the afternoon, and probably into brunch the next morning.
Cutting the fruit is going to be the most time consuming. You’ll want to cut teeny-tiny bites of each fruit so it’s easily drinkable in the sangria.
After cutting the fruit set aside – You’ll also need to reserve a few bigger pieces to twist onto the bamboo skewers.
Next, take your carafe and start putting layers of the fruit in there. They’ll all mix together, but for presentation we did strawberries, peaches, pineapple and then green apples. Don’t put too much in or you’ll oversaturate the sangria with fruit, and unless you want to get your food groups in, reserve space for the rest of the boozy contents.
First, pour a cup of hard cider over the fruit. Next the can of peach nectar, and last the moscato. If you want some bubbles you can either choose to do a bubbly moscato, or for a different flavor-profile, you can choose a lemon-lime Italian soda to add a little zing.
Do a quick mix and then store in the fridge. You can serve this any way you like, but we like a simple carafe and the cute pineapple glasses we got from Anthropologie. Drop a straw and a fruit skewer in there and you’re now the Martha Stewart of your friends group.
There are a ton of different variations, and we’re not even sure if this is a true sangria, but we can tell you this – Plan on hanging out Saturday, because this is potent and delicious – you won’t want to go anywhere after a few of these poolside.
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