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Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria from @kitchenmagpie

OK seriously, if you know how much we like Bourbon and how much I personally love cider, then you will understand quickly how this concoction came to be. I’ve essentially switched off of drinking beer since our last cruise when I decided to try Strongbow cider for the first time. Since that cruise and my discovery of ciders, I began to try all of the different types until I finally landed on Angry Orchard Crisp Apple which is my personal favorite.

Knowing how much I love the stuff but still love my Bourbon, Karlynn came up with this brilliant cacophony of apple flavors in the form of a Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria.

She’s pretty brilliant. Let’s face it, who comes up with pairing triple sec, apple bourbon and cider together?


Karlynn does, apparently. And it WORKS. It works far too well. This is some seriously easy drinking!

 Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria from @kitchenmagpie

Seriously folks, this is one drink that deserves the phrase “damn good”. It’s especially good for warm weather such as the summer time when you want something refreshing and it’s waaaaaay too easy to drink so do so responsibly (or not if you are at home and not driving).

For Karlynn, this was a great opportunity to show off her amazing jugs (Pyrex , you guys, where did YOUR mind go?). She thrifted this and we haven’t stopped using it since. Also, check out the sweet ‘Mad Men’ style roly polys (we have tons of these, it’s actually turning into my obsession now too).

 Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria from @kitchenmagpie

OK, time to prepare the drink. It’s super simple:

Wash and slice an apple and a lemon then add to the jug. Now add in 1 cup of apple juice, 1/2 cup of Triple Sec, 1 cup of Jim Beam Apple Bourbon and 1 – 1.25 liters of your favorite hard cider.

Add in some ice, pour into your roly poly (or any size glass really) and enjoy!

 Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria from @kitchenmagpie

I hope you love it as much as we do, happy Thirsty Thursday!


Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 31 mins
Sangria's just got better with this crisp apple cider version. The best part? Apple. Bourbon.'nuff said.
Course: Drinks
Author: Mike Johnston
  • 1 leave large apple washed and sliced the peel on1 lemon washed and sliced1 cup of apple juice1/2 cup Triple Sec1 cup of Jim Beam Apple Bourbon1- 1.25 liters of your favorite hard cider
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.Add ice, if wanted, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Apple Cider Sangria
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie


  1. Do they give that pitcher to every woman the day they become a mother?

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Pretty sure it was a hospital gift in the late 70’s, early 80’s

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