Fall Sangria

*21 & Up Beyond this point ONLY

Sangria is one of the most delicious, adaptable, and easy Cocktails that is out there. Ok – just opening a bottle of wine might be even easier, but it is not filled with as many delicious flavors!

 Fall Sangria

When you are making a soup or chili, you taste as you go to adapt and play with your flavors the whole way to end up with exactly what you wanted. Making Sangria is kind of the same thing. When making a Sangria you need to start with a solid base (wine, other alcohol, & fruit) but you can adapt and play as you go. This Sangria is heavy on the Cider, so feel free to play with those flavors.

fruity glasses Fall Sangria

I love to play with flavors in whatever I do, and have a really hard time following a recipe. So, when I found and made this on Neighbor Food Blog, I knew it was delicious, but felt it was missing something, a bit of FALL. After thinking back to our Caramel Apple Martini, I knew what was missing – to really take this Sangria to the next level, it needed a bit of Buttershots OR Caramel Vodka.I invite you to make and play with this Sangria to make it exactly what you want. This is a perfect drink to share with your family at Thanksgiving!

 fall sangria cider

Fall Cider Sangria


You can even make a Kid-Version with just cider, maple syrup, caramel syrup, & chopped fruit – serve their version in a pretty glass and they will feel included and just as special as the adults around them!



Fall Sangria
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Serves: 8 - 12
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • optional: 1 cup club soda
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup Buttershots
  • 3 apples, chopped
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • ½ cup grapes, halved
  • cinnamon sticks
  1. Mix all the liquid ingredients together in a BIG pitcher and stir it up really well. Drop in the cinnamon sticks and fruit, give it another good stir then refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. *TASTE after a few hours to adjust as needed. Give it one more good stir before serving.

Inspired by Neighbor Food Blog


 pitcher of fall sangria


cranberry crumb cake

One Year Ago – Cranberry Coffee Cake, a delicious fall spin on a classic coffee cake (this made many appearances in our house and our holiday travels last year, it will not disappoint – MAKE IT NOW!





Three Years Ago – CLASSIC Fondue, a fun & absolutely delicious way to entertain.


And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is your favorite Sangria?


Fall Sangria — 4 Comments

  1. Sangria is wonderful and this variation sounds delicious, but if you are putting your own twist on it do NOT add cantaloupe. We did and it was a mistake as it tasted bad after sitting in the alcohol.

  2. * Can we talk about the fruit for a moment? I have questions! Why isn’t sangria ever served with a spoon or fork so that you can eat the fruit? I never know what to do with this deliciousness in the glass, short of reaching in and making an undignified mess. Are we really supposed to pretend it’s not there and wouldn’t be insanely delicious to eat? I am eager to hear your Sangria Fruit Management techniques.

    • That is a VERY Valid point… my Fruit Management Technique is to tip the glass back nice and far while also tipping my head backwards, thus allowing all of the fruit to (not usually so neatly) dump into my mouth. A spoon would be much better – you should start that trend, put a pretty, tall spoon into a tall glass when serving Sangria & we will all live happily ever after!