Easy Fall Apple Sangria is really what the title says, “Easy”! Sweet and ripe apples and oranges that have been soaked in white wine is a perfectly delish Fall beverage to enjoy while sitting around the fire pit at night!
How to Make Fall Sangria with Apples
It may seem that sangria is more of Summer beverage, but honestly it is great any time of the year! In lieu of white sparkling wine, you could use a lovely red wine and make a red wine sangria. What I love about sangria in the Fall is that you can use apples and cranberries and that gives a totally different take on a Summer sangria.
The key to this Easy Fall Apple Sangria and any sangria recipe is that to really get all of the flavors to marry together and to be really get the flavor pop from the fruit is to prep the recipe ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge until serving. Many times sangria is topped with champagne or prosecco when it is served so the bubbly is well, bubbly and perfect.
If you are a fan of Sangria, then make sure to check this recipe for Fruity Red Sangria. It’s perfect for Summer.
Here’s Why This Recipe Works
This recipe works because it’s:
- Refreshing – crispy and light and full of flavor.
- Full of flavor – thanks to the apples, cranberries, and oranges.
- Versatile – you can make it either as a cocktail or mocktail.
- Easy – this is so easy to make.
Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success
You will find a complete list of ingredients at the bottom of this post. This is just a brief list of tips and suggestions.
- Apples – honeycrisp, gala, or fuji will work great for this recipe.
- Sparkling wine – demi-sec works, however, you can also use sparkling white grape juice if you want to make this a mocktail.
- Bubbly – if you are making this a non-alcoholic drink, use something such as Sprite or 7Up.
HOW DO I VARY THE STRENGTH?
Depending on if you want it stronger, you can add prosecco. And if you want it less intense so you can really get more of the fruit flavors, you can add a splash or two of club soda. I’ve actually used sparkling water before as well.
HOW CAN I USE UP THE EXTRA FRUIT THAT IS LEFT OVER AFTER WE CUT IT UP?
You could add garnish to the glasses, make a cute little fruit cup to go along with the sangria or you can add more fruit into the sangria. There is really no wrong or right way!
HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF WHITE WINE TO USE?
A crisp white wine is key. I prefer to use a sparkling demi-sec.
HOW DO I DECIDE HOW MUCH TO SPEND PER BOTTLE?
There again is really no right or wrong with any bottle you select. If you are going to be hosting a large party, then definitely consider your budget. Just because a bottle has a high price point bottle, it doesn’t mean it’s better. I have tried many higher price point bottles of wine and some have been awful. The lovely variety of wines that are produced by Tabor Hill Winery have a fabulous price point that works well with any budget.
Step by Step Directions:
Step 1: Wash all of your fruits and slice the oranges and cut the apples into cubes. If you prefer, you can slice the apples and oranges. It’s totally up to you!
Step 2: Add the fruit into the glasses if for just the two of you. If for a larger crowd, add all of the fruit into a large glass pitcher and then add in your chilled demi-sec sparkling white wine.
Step 3: Let the flavors marry together and then serve! In decorative glasses, add the fruit from the pitcher of sangria by using a pair of tongs, then top with your favorite bubbly!
EASY FALL APPLE SANGRIA
- Apples how many you will need will depend on how many people you will be serving
- Oranges I used one orange for two glasses
- Cranberries if they are in season definitely add them
- Bottle of demi-sec sparkling wine
- Wash all of your fruits and slice the oranges and cut the apples into cubes. If you prefer, you can slice the apples and oranges. It’s totally up to you!
- Add the fruit into the glasses if for just the two of you. If for a larger crowd, add all of the fruit into a large glass pitcher and then add in your chilled demi-sec sparkling white wine.
- Let the flavors marry together and then serve! In decorative glasses, add the fruit from the pitcher of sangria by using a pair of tongs, then top with your favorite bubbly!
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