We're just days away from the Super Bowl and the end of football season. As the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons on February 5, 2017, millions of people will be gathering together to watch.
Show of hands: How many of you start to get tired of the same snacks and drinks at the end of football season? We love our cheesesteaks and beer as much as the next Philly sports fan; however, by February we're ready to mix it up (Although can we bring the Eagles back? We miss you Wentz).
Today, we're sharing our Super Easy Super Bowl Sangria that everybody at the party will love. It's easy to make for a crowd, and puts a creative twist on beer this time of year. You read that right... beer!
It might sound a little different, but how good are ciders and shandy's? Those flavorful and fruity notes are even better when heightened with the fruits themselves. We're using Samuel Adams Octoberfest because it's not too sweet and the caramel flavors are the perfect cold-weather touch. You could use just about any wheat beer for this recipe, although we highly recommend a good craft beer to get the best flavor profile.
ACE's Super Easy Super Bowl Sangria
yield: serves about 4
1/2 - 1 bottle(s) apple cider (you could also use a hard cider for this!)
1 bottle wheat beer
2 apples, sliced
2 pears, sliced
1 orange, sliced
Directions: Put 3/4 fruit slices into a pitcher. Add your apple/hard cider and beer and stir. When serving, pour the sangria over the remaining fruit slices and ice.
* We don't recommend letting this sit the way you would allow a wine sangria because of the carbonation of the beer. Serve immediately.
** If you opt to use a hard cider instead of apple cider, we recommend going with something more tart so that you don't have to stir in sugar for sweetness.