This easy and refreshing apple sangria is packed with fresh apples and spiced with warming cinnamon sticks! Add a bit of apple brandy to your white wine sangria and you’ve got the perfect autumn cocktail!
Last week brought rainstorms and crisp breezes — ideal weather to cozy up with a glass of harvest sangria! And with apple season in full swing, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add a few fresh honeycrisps to this boozy drink. While the sunshine has already returned to the Ozarks, this apple sangria is something I know I’ll be making when the cooler weather returns and the colors begin to change!
making white wine sangria
To make this sangria, start with a bottle of dry white wine. I generally go with sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio, but don’t let that limit you! If your favorite white wine is a bit sweeter, it should still work nicely with this recipe. And there’s no need to go for a super expensive bottle of wine — a budget-friendly white will definitely do the trick!
Next, it’s time to add your favorite fruit! For this harvest sangria, I used apples, pears and oranges. When preparing the fruit, you have several options: roughly chop everything into cubes, cut the fruit into wedges, or slice into rounds. I used a mixture of all three methods! While the rounds make for an incredibly pretty sangria, cubes and wedges are more practical for serving.
To add a bit more flavor to this sangria, I always add several cinnamon sticks and a few splashes of apple brandy. If you don’t have apple brandy on hand you could substitute pear brandy, ginger brandy or even regular brandy. And, while it’s completely optional, I like to top my sangria with a splash of ginger ale to add a bit of sparkling sweetness.
For more cocktail ideas, check out these recipes!
- Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe with Cranberry and Orange
- Becherovka Bramble (Becherovka Cocktail)
- Chocolate Martini
- Harvest Moon – Spiced Apple Cider Rum Cocktail
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