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Pavan Cider Sangria Recipe

Pavan Cider Sangria Recipe

Pavan Cider Sangria Recipe

Pavan Liqueur de France is a new liqueur from France that packs a punch and is absolutely fantastic in this Cider Sangria recipe. It might be on ice, but it's a great way to get warm for the chilly fall season!


  • 1/2 bottle Pavan Liqueur de France
  • One 22-ounce bottle hard apple cider
  • 1/2 Cup apple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 red apple, cubed
  • 1 green apple, cubed
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced


Calories Per Serving414

Folate equivalent (total)18µg4%

Sparkling Hard Apple Cider Sangria

Sparkling Hard Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect fall drink. Not too sweet, and subtly sparkly, you'll love each refreshing sip!

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Please tell me you’ve seen the hilarious hot chocolate meme on Facebook telling pumpkin spice everything where it can go until next year (hint: it’s not a nice place.) Hot chocolate’s back in town!

My first thought was hallelujah! I can’t wait to wrap my hands around a hot mug of cocoa as I’ve already got big plans to make an epic almond milk/dark chocolate version for myself this year. My second thought though? No WAY it’s time for hot chocolate! Leaves are fluttering yet still firmly planted on our trees and, I don’t know about where you live, but we’re still flirting with the lower 70s.

No matter where you stand on the hot chocolate vs pumpkin spice debate, there’s one fall favorite that remains relevant all fall and season that shall not be named long – apples – and I’m celebrating this sweet seasonal fruit with Sparkling Hard Apple Cider Sangria!

Lots of sangrias can get complicated with adding brandy or different liquors but I kept this Sparkling Hard Apple Cider Sangria super, super simple with just five ingredients: wine, an apple, a pear, a cinnamon stick, and, drumroll please, hard apple cider! We’re not messing around with mixers here people, we’re goin’ straight for the good stuff – muwahaha!

The result is a fall-inspired, crisp, refreshing, sublty bubbly and sweet sangria that’s going to be perfect for every fall occasion under the sun. Make then serve alongside a cheese platter for girl’s night, book club, date night in, Thanksgiving cocktail hour, or simply when Mama’s had a DAY! You’ve been there. )

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Like I said, this drink could not be simpler. All you need to do is add 1 sliced apple and pear into a large pitcher. If you’re serving the drink right away, have them both chilled so you don’t warm up the sangria.

To the fruit add 1 bottle white wine. Since we’re skipping added sweeteners like juice or simple syrup, purchase a sweeter resiling or moscato if you like sweet sangria. I don’t like my drinks too sweet so I stuck with a run of the mill Sauvignon Blanc. You don’t need to buy a $20 bottle of wine, but stay away from the $3-5 price range wines. You’ll be able to taste it.

Next, slowly add 2-12oz cans Smith and Forge Hard Cider. I was introduced to the world of hard cider after getting diagnosed with Celiac Disease and, while the bubbles quench my craving for fizzy beer at times, the sugar content in most hard ciders make my teeth ache. I’ve found Smith & Forge, Sutliff Cider, and Bold Rock cider to be the least sweet-tasting.

Psst: Wait to add the hard cider until just before serving if combining the wine and fruit ahead of time!

Pop 1 cinnamon stick into the sangria to infuse it with the warming flavor of fall then gently stir and pour into glasses. Sink in a straw, then sip away!

Apple Cider Sangria

This Apple Cider Sangria has everything you love about fall: it’s spiced just right, is so comforting and has all that classic apple flavor! It’s also super easy to make and a great cocktail to serve at a party without having to individually make drinks for each guest. Make this sangria using white wine flavored with fall fruit ahead of time and check one thing off your to-do list. It’s refreshing, festive and so delicious. Want to make it even more special? Garnish the rim of the glasses with this paleo caramel! It’ll be worth it!

Apple Cider Sangria

Blended with white wine, apples, pears, and cinnamon this Apple Cider Sangria makes the perfect fall cocktail.

It&rsquos no secret that sangria is one of my go-to cocktails. I&rsquove created a variety of sangria recipes here on Inspired by Charm (You can find all of them here.). However, this Apple Cider Sangria I whipped up especially for fall has moved to the top with my favorites.

How to Make a Fall Apple Cider Sangria:

Coincidentally, I was at the liquor store last week and discovered a bottle of Apple Pie Vodka. I picked it up, thinking I could find a use for it down the road. It added an extra-special touch to this sangria. So after a little recipe research and testing, I came up with a delicious Apple Cider Sangria!

To really bring out the fall flavors and make this drink look special I added in apples, pears, grapes, and seasonal spices. This recipe makes a pretty big batch, but you can easily adjust the recipe for smaller gatherings.

However, if you can&rsquot find apple pie vodka specifically, and apple flavored vodka will work just as nicely.

It&rsquos an exquisite blend of crisp apple, spice, and everything nice! Okay, let me show you how to put this together.

Want more tasty sangria ideas? Try these:

Sounds pretty delicious, right? Trust me. It is! And it&rsquos just the thing for your fall celebrations. I also love snacking on the fruit after it has had a chance to soak up all of that fall flavor. This is the kind of healthy snacking I could get used to! Haha.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for Apple Cider Sangria! Give it a try and let me know what you think. Cheers!

How to Make Apple Cider Sangria:

We’re starting out with some of my favorite ingredients – fall fruits, brandy, cider and Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky. Crown Royal Apple is a favorite ingredient of mine to use when mixing up drinks because it adds the whisky flavor without being overpowering at all. And it’s SO DELICIOUS.

Next I grabbed sparkling apple cider to keep up with the cider theme, but you could also get a bottle of Prosecco or sparkling wine if you want to kick up the boozy level in this sangria – not that it needs it – but it would definitely be tasty.

This sangria only takes minutes to put together too…get a pitcher and throw in your ingredients (the order of adding in the ingredients really does not matter at all). So throw in your sliced fruit, a few cinnamon sticks, a few star anise and pomegranate seeds. Pomegranates can be a messy thing to work with, so be really smart and buy the seeds in a jar in your produce section!

Add the whisky and brandy to the bottom along with the fruit and spices, and then pour in the sparkling cider. I like to use Prosecco (or any other kind of sparkling wine instead of sparkling cider, but it’s up to you!) Then pour in 2 cups of apple cider and give it a stir.

That’s it – that’s all there is to it. You’re not going to believe how amazing this Apple Cider Sangria tastes! Make sure you make a large enough pitcher because this stuff will be gone in a flash! In fact, doubling the recipe is an even better idea because everyone will ask for more.

If you’d prefer to chill the sangria for a few hours and let all of that fruit soak up the delicious flavors in the sangria… then plan to add the sparkling cider or wine just before serving. Either way, it will be just as delicious!

If you’re looking for more fall recipes, you may also like to try my Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread or these Apple Pie Bars. Pumpkin Pound Cake, Cranberry Meatballs and this Pumpkin Beer Cocktail are also delicious recipe choices for fall.

Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

This is a pitcher full of fall flavor— sangria made with spiced apple cider, white wine, and brandy.

Happy Friday! If you’re at all like me you’ve been looking forward to the weekend since Monday morning. And now that it’s finally here, I’ve got a pitcher of sangria for us all to enjoy.

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a little bit obsessed with sangria. It’s kind of my thing. Why drink wine when you can drink wine + other yummy things? So, every season I find a new favorite sangria recipe. This fall I’m all about this spiced apple cider sangria.

The base for this sangria is fresh apple cider simmered with spices, citrus and dark brown sugar until it’s a little syrupy and full of flavor. As an added bonus, your house will smell amazing.

Pour the spiced apple cider into a pitcher along with a bottle of dry white wine— whatever variety you like— and brandy or cognac. Add some apple slices and orange slices for color and additional flavor and let it all chill in the fridge for a few hours. This is a drink that definitely benefits from sitting a while to let all the flavors mix and mingle, so don’t try to rush it.

When you’re ready to serve, pour over ice and serve as-is, or top with ginger ale or club soda. A little cinnamon-sugar around the rims of the glasses is also a fun festive touch!


Like most sangrias, Apple Cider Sangria allows for a fair amount of customization, so feel free to go off-script a little here. However, my favorite way to make it is definitely with the following ingredients:

  • White Wine. I most prefer dry white wines for this sangria such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay, but the most important thing that you have to consider when choosing a white wine is, “What do you like?” The wine makes up a big portion of this Apple Cider Sangria, so it’s important that you don’t buy something that you normally wouldn’t want to drink. That being said, also don’t feel like you have to splurge with the big bucks. Because there are other components at play here, a mid-range bottle is best.
  • Apple Cider. You can’t have Apple Cider Sangria without apple cider! I’m not talking about hard cider here, and I’m DEFINITELY not talking about apple cider vinegar , by the way– just the normal apple cider you can get in jugs at the grocery store this time of year.
  • Whisky. Oftentimes, you’ll see brandy or rum being added to sangria recipes (or in the case of my Strawberry Margarita Sangria, tequila), but for Fall I really love the subtle spicy, grainy flavors of whisky, especially with all of the apples! You can use bourbon if you’d like, or even a cinnamon-flavored whisky like Fireball for extra kick.
  • Lots of Fruit. When I say lots, I mean lots. I use a bunch of apples (both Granny Smith and Honeycrisp), pears, and oranges so there’s plenty of autumn produce in every glass. You can also add more citrus (such as lemon or limes), cranberries, or pomegranate seeds if you want to switch things up.
  • Cinnamon. Whole cinnamon sticks add flavor to all of the liquid when they’ve been left to soak for at least a couple of hours. It’s subtle, but a great addition.
  • Ginger Ale. Ginger ale pairs wonderfully with the ingredients in this sangria, from the apples to the whisky to the wine, and the carbonation keeps things fizzy before serving.
  • Caramel Cinnamon-Sugar Rim. Melted caramel, cinnamon, and sugar make for a heck of a sweet rim, sure, but it’s also a heck of a delicious rim. Not to mention, it earns big bonus points for presentation.

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

If it’s apple season it must be apple cider season too! The rich intense spiced apple flavor of cider transports me to crisp autumn evenings with visions of falling leaves, pumpkins and bushels and bushels of red, green and golden apples.

I’d say the timing is right to put a fall spin on your sangria with our apple sangria.

When the seasons start to change, let our cider sangria be your go-to cocktail.

We combine seasonal apples and apple cider with sweet white wine, brandy and sparkling soda for a festive fall cocktail.

That delectable spiced apple beverage, also known as sweet cider and soft cider, is the official state beverage of New Hampshire.

And as if apple cider isn’t delicious enough on it’s own, it transforms into amazing festive deliciousness when made into our easy apple sangria.

Applejack brandy, along with a hint of vanilla extract, add a depth of intense apple flavor making this the most amazing apple whiskey sangria you have ever tasted!

I’d even recommend this as your new Thanksgiving sangria to serve for the holiday too!

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I love to top off my sangria pitcher with a bubbly soda just before serving because a sparkling apple cider sangria is the best! And be sure to serve your sangria in these trendy stemless wine glasses and you'll be right in style! Cheers to a new season!

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Apple Cider Sangria

How do you make sangria more festive for the fall? Throw in some apple cider! Instead of spiking your cider with rum or bourbon this holiday season, make this innovative sangria to liven up your party and your tastebuds. A Merlot or Cabernet with cinnamon tones is best in this drink.

Prep time: 35 minutes or more

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3 cups apple cider
3 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups red wine
4 ounces brandy
2 apples

1. Put the cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a pitcher.
2. Add the wine, brandy and apple juice.
3. Cut the apples into cubes and stir into the pitcher.
4. Let the mixture refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes. The longer you refrigerate the sangria, the stronger the it will be.
5. Add the cider, stir and serve. For crowd pleasing presentation, decorate the rim of the glass with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon like you would salt on a margarita glass.

What a stunner!! If you don’t pick Pavan Liqueur up for it’s sensational summer cocktail making capabilities, you should buy it just for the impressive art deco bottle, a glorious gold and blue, inspired by the peacock. And who doesn’t love a peacock with their amazing feathers and colours and strut?

I’ll be honest I’m a sucker for pretty shiny things. I stumbled across Pavan and couldn’t resist giving it a try. It looked fabulous. So why not? Standing on the shelf at Dan’s next to the St Germaine, another divine liqueur that reached cult status amongst cocktail aficionados, the Pavan was glowing. It had a heart. It dazzled like a disco ball.

What, Where, How & Why

Pavan is from the South of France. It is produced with grape juice from hand-harvested Petit Muscat, small sweet white berries grown in perfect proximity to the sun and the Mediterranean Sea. The Muscat juice is fortified with a grape-based spirit. This, the ‘vin de liqueur’, is then aged for two years in century old oak casks. Finally, an infusion of aromatic orange blossom gives it a citrus note.

An intriguing floral, fruity and naturally sweet liqueur, Pavan is best in a refreshing fruit-based summer cocktail. It mixes exceptionally well with sparkling and still wine, as well as clear spirits such as gin and vodka.

Watch the video: HOW I DECORATED FOR FALL + APPLE CIDER SANGRIA!! . Stephanie Ledda (November 2021).