This Apple Cider Sangria is a cocktail full of rich Autumn flavors. Made with white wine, apple, pear, club soda and brandy, this cocktail is perfect for your Fall holiday parties or weekend evenings! Don’t forget the sugar rim and cinnamon stick!
One of my favorite things about Fall is the cozy appetizers and drinks with friends.
SAVE THIS EASY APPLE SANGRIA RECIPE TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!
And one thing you can always count on is a perfect sangria to fit the season –a spring sangria with strawberries and basil, a summer sangria full of melons, a winter sangria with cherries and plums or this fall sangria just in time for the holidays. This apple cider based cocktail has the perfect touch of cinnamon, fresh apples and crisp white wine!
Apple Sangria Ingredients
- White Wine
I suggest Pinot Grigio as the white wine used in this Cider Sangria. This is a crisp, light and dry white wine that pairs beautifully with the freshness of the fruit.
- Apple Cider
Apple Cider is a perishable drink made from apple juice. The apple cider adds the silky and smooth flavors to the Sangria.
- Club Soda
The Club Soda adds the salty aspect to this Sangria recipe. It’s a great mixer because of its pop of carbonation.
Brandy is a liquor produced by distilled wine.
The brandy in this Apple Cider Sangria fortifies the other flavors with its sweetness and alcohol.
You could absolutely add Bourbon whiskey, Rum, or Tequila as well.
If Bourbon is what you’re searching for, here is a Brown Sugar Bourbon Cocktail!
- Cinnamon Sticks
The cinnamon sugar rim on the glass is the perfect finish to this cozy cocktail. Stir in a cinnamon stick for that extra touch to make this drink even more flavorful and festive!
What is Sangria?
Sangria is a mixed alcoholic drink that originates from Spain.
It usually includes red or white wine with fruit juice included.
This recipe includes apple cider as the juice, paired with white wine.
Can I make this Apple Cider Sangria ahead of time?
Yes! It’s best if you make it sit overnight but you could prepare it 5 hours ahead of time as well.
- Zucchini Apple Bread
- Apple Pie
- Slow Cooker Apple Butter
- Chicken, Cranberry, Apple and Pecan Salad
- Apple Pear Crisp
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- Apple Chips
- Cucumber Melon Mocktail
- Pomegranate Lime Martini
- Tequila Sunrise Margarita
- Frozen Cherry Margarita
- Winter Cosmopolitan
And one thing you can always count on is that no matter the season I will find the perfect sangria recipe – a summer sangria full of melons, a winter sangria with cranberries and rosemary or this sangria that is perfect for Fall.
The flavors of Fall come together so nicely in this easy Apple Cider Sangria. Fruit, apple cider, wine, club soda, and brandy make it the perfect drink to enjoy by the fire.
Apple Cider Sangria
- 1 bottle white wine i recommend Pinot Grigio
- 1 apple diced into small pieces
- 1 pear diced into small pieces
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup club soda
- 2/3 cup brandy
- cinnamon sticks for garnish, if desired
- apple slices for garnish, if desired
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- Put all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir. Place in refrigerator for a few hours (a minimum of 5 hours) before serving.
- For the sugar rim, combine sugar and cinnamon on a shallow dish. Moisten rim of glass and turn glass upside down and put into the sugar mix.
- Pour sangria into glass and serve with a cinnamon stick.
This post was originally published on 10/28/15, and has been updated with pictures and in format on 12/27/21.