I’m usually a white wine gal but there is something about fall that makes me crave a red wine sangria! Sangria is the perfect party drink and it’s one of my faves to make when I have our extended family over. You’re going to love this simple Apple Spice Fall Sangria recipe!
Updated October 2018
Fall is here! Which means so are all the holiday parties! This easy fall sangria recipe is the perfect thing to make for all of them. And apple sangria with red wine is awesome because it can be made well ahead of time and can sit during the entire party. With a little bit of prep work, this wine-based cocktail comes together quickly leaving you to enjoy your guests. That’s a win-win.
Apples and cinnamon are a match made in heaven and work perfectly with the red wine as an awesome fall cocktail. Add in the cloves and vanilla and it pushes it over the top! This recipe is great for Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving as well as any other type of party you want to throw all season long!
How to Make Apple Sangria
1 red apple, cored and cut into chunks
1 green apple, cored and cut into chunks
1 cup apple juice
15 whole cloves
4 dashes of cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise
1 bottle red wine
1/2 cup cognac
1/3 cup simple syrup
cinnamon sticks, for garnish
-In a saucepan, combine the apples, apple juice, whole cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla bean over low heat.
-Cook, stirring constantly until apples just begin to caramelize.
-Remove from heat and set aside.
-Combine the wine and cognac in a large ceramic or glass container.
-Add the apple-spice mixture and stir well.
-Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
-Serve over ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
If you don’t have cognac, don’t sweat it. You’ll still get ALL the flavors. I served mine in these cute mason jars. I love to use them for my parties. You can easily pick them up from just about any store (including thrift stores!) and they make everything seem more down home and casual. No stuffy wine glasses here!
Also, how cute are those corn husk luminaries!? I just bought a bunch of corn husks and used a decorative punch to make a pattern on the “leaves.” I attached them to the tall plain glass candles with a little bit of hot glue and layered them all the way around. They look so “fall” to me.
Printable Simple Apple Spice Fall Sangria Recipe
Apple Spice Sangria
- 1 red apple cored and cut into chunks
- 1 green apple cored and cut into chunks
- 1 cup apple juice
- 15 whole cloves
- 4 dashes of cinnamon
- 1 vanilla bean cut lengthwise
- 1 bottle red wine
- 1/2 cup cognac
- 1/3 cup simple syrup
- cinnamon sticks for garnish
In a saucepan, combine the apples, apple juice, whole cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla bean over low heat.
Cook, stirring constantly, until apples just begin to caramelize.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine the wine and cognac in a large ceramic or glass container.
Add the apple-spice mixture and stir well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Serve over ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Serves about 6.
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