Autumn harvest white wine sangria is packed with apples, cinnamon, oranges, pomegranate arils, and tons of fall season flavors for you to share with your friends!
Autumn harvest sangria
Are you super ready for fall?! Once September 1st hits, I’m ready to crack open all my Halloween decorations! I seriously love this season so much!
I impulse bought some apple cider the other day and while I enjoy it, I am the only one who usually drinks it, so it just sits in the fridge. I wanted to find a delicious way to use it before I had to toss it.
This autumn harvest sangria was easy to make, delicious fall treat! Sweet gala apples, cinnamon sticks, orange, and pomegranate arils combine to create a refreshing and light sangria that will compliment any hearty fall meal!
Make this cocktail for all your friends because it’s so delicious and light, everyone will love it! It’s so easy to put together and has all your favorite seasonal flavors in one pitcher!
Autumn harvest sangria ingredients
- Dry white wine– My favorite wine of all time is Pinot Grigio because it’s light, refreshing, and I cook with it often. You can use any kind of dry white wine that you have on hand!
- Vodka– To make this sangria a little extra boozy, add a bit of your favorite brand of vodka.
- Apple cider– Finally, apple cider is hitting the shelves in grocery stores! Any brand of apple cider will work great for this recipe.
- Gala apples– I love using gala apples because they are firm (so they won’t get brown and mushy when they are sliced in the sangria), sweet, and crisp!
- Orange– I looked high and low for blood oranges for this recipe, but they are not in season and they fly off the shelf when they are stocked. You can use a regular naval orange or you can opt for dried blood oranges if that’s the esthetic you are after.
- Cinnamon sticks– Use cinnamon sticks to add just a hint of warm cinnamon flavor. The cinnamon was not overpowering at all and really added a delicious something something.
- Ginger– Fresh sliced ginger brought out all the delicious flavors in the apple cider and the apples. Ginger can be found at most grocery stores and you can store it in the freezer to prolong its shelf life!
- Pomegranate arils– You can use a fresh pomegranate if you can find them in stores or you can opt for the already peeled, pre-packaged pomegranate arils that are found in the refrigerated produce aisle of your grocery store.
Make it ahead of time
You are going to want this sangria to refrigerate overnight so all the flavors have time to marry. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!
If you make this and serve it right away, you won’t be able to taste the apple, pomegranate, and orange infusions the way you would if you let it all steep overnight.
Make it your own
You can make this sangria your own by swapping a few flavors. This sangria is super versatile and can be made with much more (or less) ingredients! Here are a few of my best suggestions!
- Caramel vodka
- Star anise (whole)
- Pinch of clove
- Variety of different kinds of apples
How to make autumn harvest sangria
- Prepare the fruits. Slice the apples, or you can use an apple divider tool to cut up the apple. Slice the orange, leaving the rind intact. Peel the pomegranate if you are using a whole fresh one. Toss the fruits and the cinnamon sticks into a large pitcher.
- Add the alcohol and apple cider. Pour the white wine, vodka, and apple cider into the pitcher. Give everything a good stir to make sure it is well combined.
- Let the sangria steep overnight. Allow the sangria to sit in the fridge overnight so the fruits have time to steep. This will produce the most flavorful sangria!
- Enjoy! Serve this sangria with fresh slices of apple, oranges, and top with more pomegranate arils! Mangia!
Can I make this sangria with any other kinds of alcohol?
You can certainly sub out the vodka for different alcohol. Vodka can be substituted for sparkling white wine like prosecco or even club soda if you prefer.
Pinot Grigio can be substituted with other dry or semi-dry white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or a dry Reisling for a sweeter taste.
What fall-themed meals to serve with it
- Fried apple cider donuts are deep-fried, then coated in delicious cinnamon sugar. These donuts are perfect for the fall season!
- This delicious salmon with fresh cranberry relish takes only 30 minutes from start to finish and is a perfect way to balance the holiday flavors and a healthy diet!
- Roasted acorn squash is halved and stuffed to the brim with savory herb rice, mushrooms, and kale. This is the perfect, hearty, vegetarian meal this cold season calls for!
- Fall harvest brings you the best flavors in this creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce! This flavorful sauce is a great way to switch up your pasta night!
- This sausage tortellini soup has a creamy tomato base, making it hearty and delicious. With Italian seasoning and the fragrant blend of roasted onions, garlic, celery, and carrots, this soup has layers of flavors!
Autumn Harvest Sangria
- 3 gala apples sliced
- 1 orange sliced
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/4" ginger root sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of Pinot Grigio
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup vodka
- Mix the sangria. Place the chopped apples, oranges, pomegranate arils, ginger, and cinnamon sticks in a large glass pitcher. Pour the wine, vodka, and apple cider over the fruit.
- Allow the sangria to chill. Put the sangria in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight. Serve with wedges of oranges, apples, and a sprig of rosemary. Mangia!
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.