Apple Cider Autumn Sangria

Mix up a classic fall favorite, apple cider, with a delicious sangria recipe that is sure to bring on the taste of autumn.


2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving
2 medium apples, thinly sliced, Honeycrisp or Gala
1 medium pear, thinly sliced
1 medium orange, thinly sliced
⅔ cup pomegranate seeds
1 750 milliliter bottle pinot grigio
2 cups apple cider
½ cup brandy
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Club soda, for serving
Optional: Figs

For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim

h 2 tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt


  1. Place the cinnamon sticks and fruit into a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator anywhere from 3 to 24 hours; 6-8 hours is best!
Pour the sangria and fruit into glasses. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.

 Cinnamon Sugar Rim

  1. In a shallow bowl or dish, stir together cinnamon, sugar and salt.
  2. Wet the rim of the glasses, running a slice of lemon around each one.
Dip the rims into the mixture and then fill glasses with sangria


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