Ginger Cider Sangria

Temps des Fêtes 2017
food and drink

BY: Michelle P. E. Hunt and Laura Panter

Sangria is a great option to serve your guests but the classic version, with red wine, brandy and sugar, can be high in alcohol and calories. Here we have created a sangria that packs a punch of flavour, and is light enough to enjoy with friends throughout the holidays. We developed the base with juices and fresh ginger, which is known for its restorative properties and gives us the aromatic zing we were looking for. Our version eliminates the liquor and replaces wine with cider to create a delicious, light and fruity sangria.

1. To a pitcher or punch bowl, add 2 cups (500 mL) peach juice, 1 cup (250 mL) cranberry juice, 1 cup (250 mL) lemonade, 2 oz fresh pressed ginger juice and 4 cups (1 L) hard cider (such as Strongbow). Add ½ cup (250 mL) cranberries, 1 cup (250 mL) blueberries and 1 green apple, sliced. Stir to mix. Pour into cups with ice, distributing fruit, and garnish each with a mint sprig.

Makes about 10 servings

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