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pears, apples, cinnamon, oranges, and honey combine with white wine to create a fruity fall sangria with a hint of warm spice. cheers! | fall sangria | a flavor journal food blog
pears, apples, cinnamon, oranges, and honey combine with white wine to create a fruity fall sangria with a hint of warm spice. cheers! | fall sangria | a flavor journal food blog

It’s that time of year!  We can leave the A/C off at night, open the windows, and play “freeze out” while we sleep.  While it may be Mark’s favorite game, I freeze my ass off.  But I justify it by telling myself our electric bill will be drastically lower, so somehow that makes it all okay.  You know what else makes everything okay?  Fall sangria.

Fall sangria is so easy to make, and it’s perfect to make in advance for happy hours on your porch, Sunday afternoon friend gatherings, or even for Thanksgiving!  

Fall sangria is comprised of one bottle of white wine, some apple brandy (not expensive!), a couple of cinnamon sticks, apple slices, pear slices, and oranges.  Finish it with a dollop of honey, let it sit for a couple of days (if you can), and that’s it!  Fall sangria is ready to drink!

There’s something about the crisp, cool autumn air that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief.  I love summertime, and will be sharing a summertime sangria next year, but this fall sangria is where it’s at right now.  Relaxing outside as the air starts to cool, sipping on some sangria, wrapping yourself in a blanket … all of that is just good for the soul.

ORRRR you can get crazy and have your friends over for girls night (or guys night), or even take it to your next tailgate.  It’s booze, so it quite literally can be shared almost anywhere.

I’m taking mine to the first home game of the season this Sunday!!  We are in KC, so we basically tailgate for anything and everything.  (Like the U2 concert on Tuesday…) But Chiefs games?!  That is THE tailgate of all tailgates.  And now, instead of mimosas to start the day, everyone is going to get a little bit of fall sangria.  Because … FALL!! <3 Cheers!  

a flavor journal | sara rose

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4.46 from 24 votes

fall sangria

fall sangria is full of fall spice and fruits, and sweetened with a touch of honey. enjoy the pear, apple, and cinnamon fragrances as you indulge!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall sangria
Servings: 4
Author: sara rose : a flavor journal.

Ingredients

  • 2 red delicious apples cored then finely sliced
  • 1 Anjou pear cored then finely sliced
  • 1/2 large orange sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup apple brandy
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine I used pinot grigio
  • club soda for serving

Instructions

  • Combine fruits, cinnamon sticks, and honey into a large, sealable glass container.
  • Pour in white wine and apple brandy. Using a long, wooden spoon, mix all ingredients together so the fruits separate. Seal container and store in the refrigerator for a least 24 hours, up to 72 hours.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer, and pour into a glass of finely crushed ice. Top with a splash (about 2-3 Tbsp.) of club soda, then give a quick stir with a cinnamon stick.
  • Garnish with the cinnamon stick and thin apple slices.
  • Cheers!

Notes

I recommend using a fairly neutral bottle of white wine. I used pinot grigio, because it tends to have more fruit-forward flavors, but doesn't overpower your palate with butter and oak (like Chardonnay), or citrus / grapefruit / etc. (like Sauvignon Blanc). Use whichever you prefer, but this is my recommendation if you are considering your options!
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    • Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    • August 15, 2019
    Reply

    5 stars
    I am so loving this Sangria right now! The combination of Apple, Pear and Cinnamon is really delicious. No doubt, this is perfect for Fall!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Maggie!! I love these flavors together, too!

  1. Reply

    Oh my gosh this post has me so ready for fall!! (It’s currently 96 here – womp womp.) I always feel like the odd woman out not loving most sangrias, but this one I can definitely get behind – I love pears and apples, and a white wine sangria sounds delicious. Now if only the weather will start to cooperate!!

    1. Reply

      I’m with you! Sometimes sangrias not my favorite, but I really love the flavors in this one! Just ready for the weather to be as ready as I am for a pitcher of this!

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    I am just waiting for the cooler weather now so that I can warm up with the delicious fall sangria.

    1. Reply

      Haha! You and me both, Sharon!

    • Jess
    • August 17, 2019
    Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! What a delicious looking and sounding cocktail! I m obsessing over anything and everything pear right now so I am putting this recipe on my list of must-trys. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Reply

    5 stars
    Such a fabulous idea to make sangria with autumn flavours and fruit! Saving this for my next autumn gathering!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Jacqueline! I hope you and your guests love it as much as we do!

    • Marisa F. Stewart
    • August 18, 2019
    Reply

    5 stars
    When I think of Sangria I think of summer but here you’ve proved me wrong. WOW!! Those fall flavors are perfect for an autumn party or football Sunday. YUM! I’ve already pinned the recipe.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Marisa! I LOVE the idea of making this for football Sunday! That is genius!!

    • Claire
    • August 18, 2019
    Reply

    5 stars
    It is chilly here in Australia and we are right in the middle of pear and apple season! So when I saw this on pinterest I had to try it!
    Man, I think it has become my favourite sangria. The cinnamon just made it perfect!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind comment, Claire! I can’t wait for fall to get to the States so I can start making this again, too!

    • Eden
    • August 18, 2019
    Reply

    5 stars
    This was so easy to make and delicious!! Can’t wait to make it again!

  4. Reply

    5 stars
    Love this, Sara! Never thought about doing a fall sangria but I love this idea for the holidays (which are coming up way too quickly!) Pinned this to definitely make!

    • Amy
    • August 18, 2019
    Reply

    5 stars
    I love how you paired the pear and apple together for this sangria! It looks incredibly refreshing and it’s just gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it!

  5. This sangria looks like the epitome of fall flavors! We’re still having warm enough weather to sit out on the patio on the weekends, so I can’t wait to whip these up for our next get together.

  6. Reply

    5 stars
    This sangria is giving me all the fall feels! I love that you added pear flavors along with the apple brandy. Definitely something to sip on as the weather turns colder.

  7. Reply

    5 stars
    I’m not trying to rush fall by any means… but I NEED this sangria in my life right now. Love the apple + pear combo with the cinnamon.

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