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Fall Sangria

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When the weather starts to get cozy, there's nothing better than having a fall sangria in hand. Made with loads of fresh fruit, apple cider, orange juice, and dry red wine, it's like fall inside of a glass.

Fall Sangria Recipe


This fall sangria is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!



This sangria is the entire fall season inside of a glass. It's full of so much fruit (that makes it somewhat healthy, right?!), delicious apple cider, fresh orange juice, triple sec, spicy spiced rum, and dry red wine. This would be a perfect sangria to drink while decorating your house for fall, on Halloween, while enjoying a hay ride or pumpkin patch, on Thanksgiving day, or even on an average autumn day. A plus is that it's super simple to make!


Fruit- Apples, Oranges, Pears, & Cherries: You could use almost any type of fruit in this sangria recipe, but I felt like this combination tasted the most like autumn.

Cinnamon Sticks: Soaking cinnamon sticks in the sangria will bring the perfect amount of cinnamon taste to the drink.

Apple Cider: To get the best flavor, use fresh apple cider or even make your own! In a pinch, instant apple cider will work, but the sangria won't be as flavorful.

Orange Juice: I like to use freshly sqeezed orange juice for the best flavor.

Spiced Rum: Adds just the right amount of spiciness that a fall sangria needs.

Triple Sec: Adds more fruitiness and sweetness.

Dry Red Wine: The kind of dry red wine doesn't matter much. There's no need to splurge for the fancy stuff for this recipe. I like to use a cheap Merlot.


This sangria is quick to make! First cut up the apple, 2 oranges, and pears into large pieces and remove all seeds. Place all of the fruit and cinnamon sticks into a large pitcher, punch bowl, or bowl. Squeeze about two oranges to get about 1/2 cup of juice. Pour in all the rest of the ingredients into the bowl of fruit- squeezed orange juice, apple cider, spiced rum, triple sec, and dry red wine. Give it a good stir to allow all the ingredients to mix together. You can serve right away, but for the best flavor, allow the sangria to rest in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Autumn Sangria Recipe


Pumpkin Cheese Ball; Who doesn't like wine with cheese. Try out this pumpkin cheese ball made with pumpkin puree for a perfect pairing!

Pumpkin Spiced Donuts; Keep the fall vibes going with these pumpkin spiced donuts!

• Fruit; Pick up some extra fall fruit and serve alongside this sangria. Or you could even serve the wine-soaked fruit too!

Fall Sangria with Spiced Rum


What fruit can I use in this sangria?
I went with fall-ish fruits- pears, red apples, dark sweet cherries, and oranges. However, feel free to swap out any of the fruit for a different fruit. I think cranberries or peaches would be a great addition, and any type of apple would work!

What type of wine should I use?
I've found that when making sangria you don't need a fancy wine. So much extra flavor is being added that even the cheap wines work and taste great. I recommend a dry red wine such as Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Pinot Noir.

Why don't you add sugar?
A lot of sangria recipes add extra sugar, but I don't feel like this sangria needs it. The apple cider, fresh orange juice, and fruit add in a bunch of sugar which the dry red wine and spiced rum balances out well. If you want a sweeter fall sangria, you could always add a bit of brown sugar to the mix.

For this recipe:

Fall Sangria Recipe

Fall Sangria

When the weather starts to get cozy, there's nothing better than having a fall sangria in hand. Made with loads of fresh fruit, apple cider, orange juice, and dry red wine, it's like fall inside of a glass.

By Laura Bullock | Laura The Gastronaut

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


• 1 red apple, sliced
• 2 oranges, sliced
• 2 pears, sliced
• ~20 dark sweet cherries
• 3 cinnamon sticks
• 1 cup apple cider
• 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (juice from ~2 oranges)
• 1/2 cup spiced rum
• 1/4 cup triple sec
• 1 bottle dry red wine


1. Add all the fruit and cinnamon sticks to a large pitcher, punch bowl, or bowl.
2. Pour in the apple cider, orange juice, spiced rum, triple sec, and dry red wine. Stir until well mixed.
3. For best flavor, allow to sit in fridge for about 2-3 hours prior to serving.



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Category: Cocktails, Fall Cuisine: American

Keywords: fall sangria, sangria recipe, wine, fall recipe


Bon appétit!

October 1, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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