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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!

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 festivel.

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

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

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Cockail, Beverage
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 34 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine, I used Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup pear brandy
  • 12 Honeycrisp apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 12 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.


  • Calories: 178kcal
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0
Apple Cider Sangria Pinterest collage

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19 comments on “Apple Cider Sangria”

  1. Such a pretty and tasty holiday drink!

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

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

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

  5. Nice twist on sangria for the holidays!

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

    Happy holidays to you!


  11. Sangria is the perfect party drink! IT is so nice to make up a large batch and have it ready to serve!

  12. Sounds like a taste of fall. I love sangria.

  13. These look dangerous! Take a sip, take a bite… Nice cocktail!

  14. So pretty, Liz! Love this for the holidays! 🙂

  15. I love apple sangria, but have only had red. I will have to try the white! It looks so light and fresh.

  16. I’m in love with your mocktail, babe! xoxo

  17. This is such a pretty looking glassful, and I love the pear and apple flavors in there.

  18. Making sangria for our holiday and family gatherings have become a tradition and this one sounds just right.

  19. This sangria looks perfect. I could sip this all the live long day.

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