Apple cider sangria is the perfect fall cocktail! Our recipe consists of warm, classic harvest flavors, such as cinnamon, orange, cranberry, and ginger paired with spicy apple cider and white wine. Apple cider sangria is a dazzling drink, with its gorgeous fall fruit medley on display in a clear glass pitcher. Serve this delightfully refreshing fall sangria during Thanksgiving or your next fall gathering.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 750 ml) bottle of Pinot Grigio or Moscato
  • 1/2 cup vodka (optional)
  • 4 cups fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup carbonated water or club soda

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the produce. Core and roughly chop the apples and leave the peels on. Then, thinly slice the orange.

  2. Add the chopped apples, sliced oranges, and fresh cranberries to a large pitcher.

  3. Pour the wine, vodka, and apple cider into the pitcher. Add the cinnamon and ginger. Stir until well combined.

  4. Place the sangria in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  5. Before serving the sangria, add the carbonated water. Stir. Serve the sangria cold or over ice. Garnish with additional fruit, or with cinnamon sticks.

Supplies

  • large pitcher

Recipe Notes

Although it may be tempting, resist the urge to drink or serve your sangria immediately. Sangria tastes best after resting in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preferably 24 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together. Don't forget to add your carbonated soda or club soda to the mix before serving. Give the sangria a good stir!

Fall Sangria, To Your Tastes

apple cider sangria
Brittany Baxter

Apple cider sangria is a simple, festive cocktail that will elevate any serving table at your fall gatherings with minimal effort. Our seasonal cocktail is brimming with apples and apple cider, perfect for apple lovers. However, if you'd like to put a twist on this delicious fall cocktail, there are plenty of seasonal flavors on our list of fall drink ideas.

Instead of traditional chopped apples, try using pears as your base. We use fresh cranberries and sliced oranges, but feel free to experiment with sliced strawberries, blood oranges, pomegranate seeds, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, or figs. Add flavorings such as honey, caramel, or maple syrup for added sweetness.

Our apple cider sangria consists of both white wine and vodka for an added punch. Red wine may be used in place of the white wine. Vodka can be swapped out for another spirit such as brandy or flavored vodka, such as caramel vodka.

If you'd like to make your apple cider sangria a mocktail for all to enjoy, it's simple to do. Simply omit the white wine and vodka from the apple cider sangria and add more carbonated water or replace it with a combination of ginger ale and orange juice for some sweet notes.

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