Refreshing Apple Sangria

Refreshing Apple Sangria

Yield:8, 8-ounce or 10, 6-ounce servings

Ingredients:
1/4  cup calvados (apple brandy)
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
5 cups apple juice or cider, chilled
1 medium crisp apple (such as Crispin) cored and cut into thin wedges
2/3 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup halved white or red seedless grapes
1 750-ml bottle extra-dry Cava (Spanish white sparkling wine) or white Rioja, chilled Ice

Directions:
1. Stir together calvados and brown sugar in large pitcher until brown sugar is dissolved. Stir in apple juice, apple, strawberries, and grapes. If desired, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

2. Just before serving, add sparkling wine; gently stir. Pour over ice into glasses.

Mock Summer Fresh Apple Sangria: Prepare sangria as directed above, except omit the calvados and brown sugar, use 3 1/2 cup apple juice plus 1 1/2 cups club soda, and substitute one 25 1/2-ounce bottle non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider for the Cava. Makes 8, 8-ounce or 10, 6-ounce servings.

Apple Sangria Nutrition Info: Each 8-ounce serving contains 110 calories, 27 g carbohydrate (9% Daily Value), 1 g fiber (4% Daily Value), 0 g protein, 0 g fat , 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, and 15 mg sodium (1% Daily Value).

Each 6-ounce serving contains 90 calories, 22 g carbohydrate (7% Daily Value), 1 g fiber (4% Daily Value), 0 g protein, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, and 15 mg sodium (1% Daily Value).

Mock Sangria Nutrition Info: Each 8-ounce serving contains 200 calories, 29 g carbohydrate (10% Daily Value), 1 g fiber (4% Daily Value), 0 g protein, 0 g fat , 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, and 10 mg sodium (0% Daily Value).

Each 6-ounce serving contains 160 calories, 23 g carbohydrate (8% Daily Value), 1 g fiber (4% Daily Value), 0 g protein, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, and 10 mg sodium (0% Daily Value).

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