Sangria isn’t just for summer. This recipe for Favorite Autumn Sangria was my first attempt at any type of sangria. It was a big hit with my house guests. It’s simple to make.
This Favorite Autumn Sangria is perfect for those of us who are not ready to put away the sangria pitcher until next summer’s BBQ season.
Sugar and Spice, and of course, Wine
First, there’s the wine.
I went with a basic $7 red blend that I bought at Aldi. It wasn’t a sweet wine, but I still didn’t need the added sugar suggested in the recipe.
Feel free to add brown sugar or honey to taste. Sweetness is a matter of personal taste. So make it just as sweet as your Autumn Sangria palate desires.
Letting it rest for 24 hours in the fridge really makes the flavors come together, and remember not to leave the fruit behind in the pitcher (very tasty).
I used 3 cinnamon sticks and thought it had a strong enough cinnamon taste that serving it warm as the temperatures drop outside might be a nice option. Also, the addition of a few pomegranate seeds would add to the autumn presentation and make it even little healthier.
How to Make Favorite Autumn Sangria
- Place the cinnamon sticks, apples,orange slices in a large pitcher (grapes and pomegranate seeds if you’re using).
- Add the wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice.
- Refrigerate the sangria for at least 6 hours, but letting it rest for 24 hours allows more time for flavors to come together.
- Taste the sangria before serving.
- Adjust the sweetness with sugar or honey.
- Add the amount of club soda to taste.
Other Favorite Beverages
House Guest Favorite Autumn Sangria
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 Honeycrisp apples chopped
- 1 orange thinly sliced
- 10 red grapes optional
- seeds from half a pomegranate optional
- 1 750 ml bottle red wine
- 1 ¾ cups apple cider
- ½ cup brandy
- ¼ cup orange juice
- juice from 1 lemon
- club soda to taste (I used about 3/4 a bottle)
- 1-2 Tablespoons brown sugar or honey to taste optional if you want it sweeter
- PLACE the cinnamon sticks, apples,orange slices in a large pitcher (grapes and pomegranate seeds if you’re using) . ADD wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice.
- REFRIGERATE for at least 6 hours, but 24 hours allows more time for flavors to come together. TASTE before serving and adjust sweetness with sugar or honey and the amount of club soda to taste.