Add this autumnal Apple Cider Sangria to your holiday menu! White wine, cider, pear brandy and sliced fruit make for a festive cocktail!

This White Sangria Recipe is perfect for all your autumn entertaining! And it’s so pretty with red and yellow slices of fruit!

Apple Cider Sangria in a highball glass with ice, apple and pear slices

Apple Cider Sangria

In the summer, I love a White Wine Sangria full of an array of gorgeous seasonal fruit like fresh, juicy berries and peaches. I can nurse one all night long. But the idea of an autumnal version was swirling around in my head. A cocktail with Honeycrisp apple and Bartlett pear slices, apple cider and spiked with pear brandy.

A specialty cocktail is an easy way to make a memorable party. Offer the usual soft drinks, water, beer and wine. But add a themed drink like this autumnal sangria for those who want to try something fun and festive.

Apple Cider Sangria in two cocktail glasses

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Apple Cider Sangria | An autumnal white wine sangria flavored with cider and pear brandy!

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 8

An autumnal sangria with cider, pears and apples that's wonderful any time of year!


  • 1 ½ cups apple cider
  • 3-4 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine, I used Sauvignon Blanc
  • ¼ cup pear brandy
  • 1-2 Honeycrisp apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1-2 Bartlett pears, cored and sliced thinly
  • 12 ounces lemon-lime soda, I used Sprite, optional


  1. If you'd like a more pronounced apple flavor, simmer the cider in a saucepan until it reduces by half. Whisk in sugar until it dissolves.
  2. Cool. Or just use 1 ½ cups of cider straight up.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the cooled cider, wine, brandy, and sugar if not added earlier. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add the fruit and refrigerate for 2-4 hours to let flavors blend.
  5. Before serving, add soda to taste if you'd like a little fizz, ice to the pitcher, and stir to combine.


You can make this sangria the day before, but add fruit the day you're serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 0g


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