Autumn Apple Sangria

Hey guys, coming to ya on a Saturday! Weird right? Usually my weekends are spent 1/4 in hibernation and 3/4 in frantic gotta-make-some-recipes/gotta-not-fail-statistics-class madness. But this is the first weekend that really feels like autumn. Crisp air and colorful leaves and I can finally break out my fluffy scarf and sock collections. So today we’re putting on our bartender pants and making Autumn Apple Sangria!

Autumn Apple Sangria

Some fun times have been in the presence of sangria. Galavanting around Barcelona with my favorite ladies and stumbling through our college town in our annual roommate Parents Bar Tour. But who says sangria has to stay in the summer months? This sangria is packed with autumny apple cider and fresh apples and pomegranate!

Oh and wine! There’s some goooood wine in this batch of sangria, because today I’m using ONEHOPE Wine. This is really cool Californian wine company that supports a number of charitable causes with their wines. Each bottle sold of this Sauvignon Blanc, for instance, contributes to an organization that plants trees to help reverse the fact that half of all tropical forests have been destroyed. Drink wine, save the world. I think I just found a new life motto.

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Autumn Apple Sangria

This Autumn Apple Sangria is a refreshing fall drink that comes together in just 10 minutes!

Course Cocktails
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Game Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving
Time 15 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 175 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn


  • 1 bottle dry white wine 750 mL
  • 2 cups nonalcoholic apple cider or unsweetened apple juice* 473 mL
  • 1/4 cup apricot, apple, or pear brandy 59 mL
  • 1 apple julienne cut
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks + more for serving
  • Honey or sugar as needed
  • A few handfuls of ice
  • 1 cup carbonated water 236 mL, club soda
  • Optional: cinnamon and sugar for serving


  1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, cider/juice, brandy, apples, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks. Taste and add a few tablespoons of honey or sugar is needed. If you have time, set it in fridge for 3 hours or more for flavors to blend (but it's also tasty freshly made!)
  2. Just before serving, add ice and pour into serving glasses. Top each glass with a splash of carbonated water and garnish with a cinnamon stick. For added fancy, combine a spoonful each of cinnamon and sugar. Dip the rim of your serving glasses into the sangria, then dip it in the cinnamon sugar mix before pouring in the sangria.


*If you're using apple juice, you may need to add a small squeeze of lemon juice to account for the missing tartness. Taste it and you be the judge!

Nutrition Facts
Autumn Apple Sangria
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 17.2g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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