//, Thanksgiving/Autumn Apple Sangria {with Cinnamon & Apple Cider}

Autumn Apple Sangria {with Cinnamon & Apple Cider}

Quick Jump To » Comments

Autumn Apple Sangria

I love a good sangria at any time of year, but when it comes to fall celebrations like Thanksgiving or fall bridal showers, it’s the perfect excuse to use up some of those fresh-picked orchard apples… even if you just picked them up at the grocery store. ;)

This tasty Autumn Apple Sangria recipe calls for both chopped apples and apple cider. There are so many wonderful apple varieties to choose from right now, so feel free to use your personal favorite. This infographic gives a great overview of all the different apple types! I usually lean towards sweeter apples like Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp myself.

For the apple cider, this is a great time of year to find fresh-pressed or straight-from-the-farm varieties at the grocery store, but you can also just look for apple juice labeled “unfiltered”, which should be readily available year round.

Scroll down for the recipe details… Cheers!

Fall Apple Sangria with 14 Hands Wine


Servings: 12-15

– 5 cinnamon sticks
– 4 apples, chopped (4 medium or 5 small)
– 2 oranges, sliced into thin rounds
– 2 bottles 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend
3-1/2 cups apple cider
– 1 cup brandy
– 1/2 cup orange juice
– 1/4 cup superfine sugar
– juice from 1 lemon
– 2 cups club soda or ginger ale

Optional extras:
– cinnamon-sugar, for rimming glasses
– tall cinnamon sticks for garnish


In a large pitcher or bowl, combine the wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Mix in the chopped apples, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks.

Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or up to overnight. Add club soda (or ginger ale) just before serving.

For added flair, rim glasses with cinnamon sugar and garnish with a tall cinnamon stick.

Apple Sangria Recipe for Fall Parties

Apple Sangria + DIY Wine Glass Markers

P.S. For more fall celebration inspiration, check out the Green & Gold Thanksgiving theme that I recently created for 14 Hands Winery. You’ll find details on how I embellished the wine glasses (as shown here) + table decorating tips and lots of free Thanksgiving party printables!

Green and Gold Thanksgiving Table and Decorations

By |2018-01-06T15:06:28-07:00November 4th, 2015|Cocktails, Thanksgiving|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. @Venue_Town November 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Autumn Apple Sangria {with Cinnamon & Apple Cider} https://t.co/Vw9ZsGDtoI

  2. Lisa Marie September 22, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This looks amazing!!! Just pinned it to try soon. I wonder if you could use Gala apple vodka for some or part of the brandy… Is that crazy? I have a bottle and always wondering what to do with it… Thank you for the recipe!

Comments are closed.