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

Apple Cider Sangria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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