"Honor the Sangria" is our take on a fruity, refreshing summer sangria, featuring our "Respect the Elder" dry red wine and our First Bite Hard Cider. This recipe can be customized with your favorite seasonal fruits! Perfect for a hot summer day or cookout with the family.
Ingredients 1 bottle of our Respect the Elder dry red wine (chilled) 1 cup of our First Bite Hard Cider 1 large orange 1 cup thinly sliced seasonal fruit (like Granny Smith apple, pear, peaches, nectarines or pineapples) 1 small lemon, sliced into thin rounds 1-2 TBSP maple syrup to taste (or substitute with brown sugar)
Instructions 1. Slice the orange in half, working from the stem end down. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 the orange into your sangria pitcher. Slice the remaining orange half into thin slices and place in pitcher. 2. Cut your lemon and seasonal fruit into thin slices (or cubes if working with melon or pineapple). Add to the pitcher. 3. Pour a bottle of Respect the Elder (chilled wine) into the pitcher. 4. Add maple syrup, and sweeten the sangria to taste. 5. Serve in a glass over ice and top off with First Bite hard cider. For a deeper fruity flavor, leave the wine and fruit mixture in the refrigerator for 2-8 hours and reserve the First Bite hard cider until just before serving. 6. (Optional) Give it an extra kick by adding 2 oz. of Grand Marnier or Triple Sec.