Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

I look at sangria as a way to get creative.

No rules, think outside the box, and that’s exactly what I did with this one.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria - Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, cinnamon sticks, and rather than using wine or champagne, I used sparking apple cider (non-alcoholic) and Lipton Green Tea Citrus flavor iced tea.

The combination of the sparkling apple cider and the green tea are perfect together. The sangria is sweet enough that my daughter enjoyed it but it’s not overly sweet. It’s easy, very refreshing, and I really liked the two flavors together but you could always add a bottle of bubbly rather than the sparkling cider for an adults-only party.

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria - Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

I made a half-batch of the recipe below by first adding the fruit to my pitcher and then topping off with liquid.

If you’re serving this for a larger party, make the recipe as written. Whether you’re having a party of two or eight, you’re set.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria - Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

After all, sharing special moments with friends and family is what life is about.

For my daughter that special moment involved happily diving in for the pomegranate seeds with her fingers that were at the bottom of her glass after she finished drinking.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria - Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

I look at sangria as a way to get creative and that’s exactly what I did with this one. Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, cinnamon sticks, and rather than using wine or champagne, I used sparking apple cider (non-alcoholic) and Lipton Green Tea Citrus. The combination of the sparkling apple cider and the green tea are perfect together. It’s easy, very refreshing, or you could add a bottle of bubbly rather than the sparkling cider. Whether you’re having a party of two (make a half-batch of the recipe) or eight, you’re set.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples, diced into bite-sized pieces (Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, or your favorite)
  • 2 medium oranges, sliced thinly
  • about 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • about 4 cinnamon sticks
  • one 750 ml bottle non-alcoholic sparking apple cider, chilled (champagne or prosecco may be substituted)
  • 4 cups Lipton Green Tea Citrus flavor iced tea, chilled
  • ice, optional for serving

Directions:

  1. To a large pitcher or punch bowl, add the fruit (tip Trader Joe’s sells pomegranate seeds in their refrigerated case so you don’t have to DIY), cinnamon sticks, top off with the liquids, stir to combine, and serve immediately over ice if desired, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours before serving, noting that the sparkling cider loses carbonation as time passes.
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10 comments on “Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria”

  1. One of my co workers was just talking about some apple cider sangria she tried last weekend (she loved it). I like your non alcoholic version because I would be able to enjoy more of it without worrying about stumbling around!! I also love Lipton citrus green tea and all that yummy fruit😊

  2. This sangria is GORGEOUS, Averie! I’d love a tall glass of it right now!

  3. Where do you find sparkling apple cider?  This looks like a great drink for thanksgiving and one that my daughter who is expecting grandson #2 can enjoy!

  4. Send some of that over here!!

  5. This looks deliciously refreshing! I love the combo of flavors… I’m going to serve this with prosecco!

  6. This is gorgeous, and totally my kind of drink!! Too funny, I just shot an apple cocktail last week too… HA! 

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