This Apple Cider Sangria recipe is my new favorite summer-to-autumn cocktail! With a combination of dry white wine and a hint of sparkling apple cider, it’s full of warming fall flavors while still refreshing. A delicious Halloween or Thanksgiving cocktail idea!
Apple Cider Sangria, a new favorite fall cocktail
As we transition from summer into fall, I love brainstorming new recipes for a new season. I am not quite ready for pumpkin flavors but can almost always get on board with anything apple. The fresh cocktail recipe will be equally at home now, at a Halloween party, or on your Thanksgiving table. While we are all still social distancing, fun recipes like this are an easy way to welcome the autumn season right from the comfort of home.
How to Make Apple Cider Sangria + Ingredients Needed
Making sangria is simple: you’ll simply combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit for a few hours. To make this apple cider sangria you’ll need:
- White wine
- Apple cider
- Fresh apples and pears
- Fall spices like cinnamon and ginger
- Orange Juice or Cointreau
What kind of wine is best for sangria?
For this apple cider sangria, you’ll want to make sure the dry white wine that is fairly acidic – I would avoid something like a Chardonnay as that will be too sweet when combined with the cider. A dry Pinot Grigio would work, but my personal favorite is Grüner Veltliner, as it already has notes of apple which pair wonderfully here. If you live near Trader Joe’s, they have it! If you’re not used to buying different types of wine, I’d recommend asking an associate at Total Wine or Wine & Sprits if they have recommendations.
How far in advance should sangria be made?
For the best flavor results, it’s best to let this cocktail sit for a couple of hours before serving. I do offer a single-serve option below, which honestly is still delicious and does not require any rest time.
I hope you enjoy this Apple Cider Sangria! If you’re looking for more cocktail recipes, try one of these next:Print