Apple Cider Sangria for Fall Entertaining

White tray with 3 wine glasses and a pitcher of apple cider sangria filled with orange slices, apple slices and pear slices

Apple Cider Sangria is perfect for fall gatherings and entertaining.  It’s a simple drink that can be made ahead.  Apple Cider Sangria is delicious and easy.

Pitcher of apple cider and wine sangria with fruit in it on a white serving tray with glasses filled with the festive drink

Apple Cider Sangria for Fall Entertaining

Looking for a fall cocktail to serve?  Want to keep it easy and simple?  I’ve got you covered with my Apple Cider Fall Sangria.  It’s filled with a whole lot of flavor.  I use Pinot Grigio, Apple Cider, pomegranate juice, caramel flavored vodka, navel oranges, apples and pears = YUM, YUM!

The longer it sets, the more flavorful this drink becomes.  I usually whip it up in the morning and place it in the refrigerator so that when guests arrive, I simple take it out and serve.

It’s one of those cocktails that makes entertaining memorable, delicious, but easy.  We all want easy, but fab…

Here is the printable version of this recipe to slice, stir and serve.

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

White tray with 3 wine glasses and a pitcher of apple cider sangria filled with orange slices, apple slices and pear slices


  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup caramel flavored vodka
  • 1 naval orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear


Pour the bottle of wine into a glass pitcher.

Add the apple cider, pomegranate juice and caramel vodka.

Wash the orange and cut it into thin slices.

Wash the pear and cut it into wedges, discarding the core.

Wash the apple, discard the core and cut it into wedges.

Add the pears, apples and orange slices to the pitcher.

Stir everything together. Let the mixture set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

Stir before serving. Cheers!


More on making this recipe!

What about the apples?  Use your favorite!  Mine happens to be a gala apple or golden delicious.

Why navel oranges? Navel oranges are seedless so I love not having to worry about any loose seeds when I’m entertaining.

Pinot Grigio?  I always use one of my favorite Pinot Grigio’s which happens to be Altanuta wine.  However, you can make this using a resiling as well.  However, it will make it a little sweeter. 

When to serve?  This is a delicious cocktail to sip on quietly while fireside or any time, but equally delicious to accompany dessert!

Speaking of Dessert!  Here is one of my favorite fall desserts to serve.  It’s my Honey Apple Crisp baked in mason jars and topped of with my honey whipped cream.  Serve this with the Apple Cider Fall Sangria and you have the perfect trifecta of flavor!

Apple Crisp topped with whipped cream in mason jars positioned on a cake platter

Honey Apple Crisp Recipe Link

2 Comments on “Apple Cider Sangria for Fall Entertaining”

  1. Where can you get organic caramel flavored vodka?
    This looks interesting and actually delicious. Especially paired with your desert suggestion!

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