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close up shot of two wine glasses filled with fall red wine sangria and garnished with a cinnamon stick. the pitcher of sangria is in the background, with apples and a white linen.

Fall Red Wine Sangria

The perfect fall cocktail recipe to enjoy with friends and family! This fall sangria recipe is made with red wine, apple cider, apples, oranges, brandy, orange liqueur, sugar, and cinnamon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Inactive Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 214 kcal


  • 1, 750 ml bottle of red wine* (Pinot Nior)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C brandy
  • 1/4 C orange liqueur (Grand Mariner)
  • 2 C apple cider
  • 2 medium apples, cored and diced* (Pink Lady)
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 3, 3" cinnamon sticks + more for serving
  • Optional: club soda or sparkling water for serving*


  • Add sugar, brandy, and orange liqueur to a large pitcher and stir to help the sugar begin to dissolve
  • Add the apples, oranges, apple cider, red wine, and 3 cinnamon sticks and stir to combine
  • Place pitcher in the fridge for at least 1 hour prior to serving
  • Serve in wine glasses with ice and garnished with a cinnamon stick. Top with club soda or sparkling water if desired


*The best apples for fall sangria are heartier varieties, like Pink Lady, Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Granny Smith, Haralson, or Golden Delicious
*The best red wines for sangria are good quality wines at a lower price point that you'd enjoy drinking on it’s own. Selecting a red wine that is drier to balance out the sweetness of the fruit is the best choice. Pinot Noir, Malbec, Garnacha, Rioja, and Tempranillo are all great options.
*If you'd like to add bubbles to your sangria, but also prefer a boozier cocktail, try topping your fall sangria with a sparkling hard cider!


Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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