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Fall Sangria

October 1, 2021 | Updated August 23, 2022 | Laura

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When the weather starts to get cozy, there's nothing better than having a glass of 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. This sangria recipe is perfect for any fall occasion, Halloween, Friendsgiving, and Thanksgiving.

Fall Sangria Recipe

Fruity, Boozy, and Fall-y

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, 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 cool autumn day. A plus is that it's super simple to make!

Red Fall Sangria Ingredients

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✽ 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- homemade apple cider! 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 in booze, flavor, and just the right amount of spiciness that a fall sangria needs.

✽ Triple Sec: This orange liqueur adds in more fruitiness, booziness, 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.

How to Make Fall Sangria Recipe

➊ This sangria is quick to make! First slice 1 apple, 2 oranges, and 2 pears and remove all seeds. Place all of the fruit and 3 cinnamon sticks into a large pitcher, punch bowl, or large mixing bowl.

Squeeze about two oranges to get about 1/2 cup of juice (or use 1/2 cup of store-bought orange juice). Pour in all the rest of the ingredients into the bowl of fruit- squeezed orange juice, 1 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup spiced rum, 1/4 cup triple sec, and 1 bottle (750 mL) dry red wine. Give it a good stir to allow all the ingredients to mix together.

βž‹ 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

What to Serve with Fall Sangria

✽ Pumpkin Cheese Ball; Who doesn't like wine with cheese. Try out this pumpkin cheese ball made with real pumpkin puree and shaped into a pumpkin for the perfect fall pairing!

✽ Fall Fruit and Cheese Board; This beautiful fall cheese and fruit tray would make for the perfect cool autumn afternoon when served with this red wine sangria.

Fall Sangria with Spiced Rum

Fall Sangria: Questions

✽ 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.

31 Days of Halloween

This fall sangria with red wine 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!

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Fall Sangria Recipe

Fall Sangria

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

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When the weather starts to get cozy, there's nothing better than having a glass of 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. This sangria recipe is perfect for any fall occasion, Halloween, Friendsgiving, and Thanksgiving.

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

β€’ 1 red apple, sliced
β€’ 2 oranges, sliced
β€’ 2 pears, sliced
β€’ ~20 dark sweet cherries
β€’ 3 cinnamon sticks
β€’ 1 cup apple cider
β€’ 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (juice from ~2 oranges)
β€’ 1/2 cup spiced rum
β€’ 1/4 cup triple sec
β€’ 1 bottle (750 mL) dry red wine

Instructions

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

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Category: Fall, Cocktails, Thanksgiving Cuisine: American
Keywords: fall sangria recipe red wine, red fall sangria, spiced rum sangria, sangria with spiced rum, fall red wine sangria, fall spiced sangria

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More Fall Cocktail Recipes:

✽ Fall Beer (if you also like beer, try out this fall beer punch made with pumpkin ale, apple cider, and vodka)
✽ Homemade Apple Cider (nothing says fall like a warm cup of homemade apple cider- add in some spiced rum to make it boozy)
✽ Pumpkin Pecan Whisky (pecan praline whisky is paired with pumpkin flavors for the ultimate fall cocktail)
β†’ Check out all of my fall recipes!

Bon appΓ©tit!

October 1, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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