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

Apple Cider Sangria

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!

The Recipe: Apple Cider Sangria

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

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


  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 3-4 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine, I used Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 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


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. Cool. Or just use 1 1/2 cups cider straight up.

It a large pitcher, combine the cooled cider, wine, brandy and sugar if not added earlier. Whisk to combine. Add the fruit and refrigerate 2-4 hours to let flavors blend.

Before serving, add soda to taste if you'd like a little fizz, and ice to the pitcher, and stir to combine.

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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20 comments on “Apple Cider Sangria”

  1. I like this apple cider sangria for our Florida winter. Delightful.

    Happy holidays to you!


  2. I love apple cider and turning it into sangria is genius.

  3. I am a sangria fan, too, Liz. I love the crisp flavors in this!

  4. I love the colorful slices of apple and pear, Liz. I think this qualifies as a healthy snack as well as a cocktail!

  5. That looks and sounds delicious! I love a good sangria. It will be hard to wait for those flavors to meld though! LOL I’ll have to give this a try.

  6. Nice twist on sangria for the holidays!

  7. Anything with pears in it is delicious in my book!

  8. pass me the pitcher! WOW! Love it!

  9. Boy this looks good! I love the seasonal red and green fruit too:@)

  10. Such a pretty and tasty holiday drink!

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