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Fall Sangria with Apple Brandy

I’ll find any excuse to drink sangria and colder temperatures won’t hinder me from grabbing a glass.

Fall Sangria with Apple Brandy//Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

I don’t know about you, but to me one of the best things about sangria are the boozy bits of fruit at the bottom of the glass.   In this recipe, it’s spiced crunchy apples.  To die for.

Fall Sangria with Apple Brandy//Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

Traditional sangria is usually full of summer flavors but since this sangria is an homage to fall, I’ve filled it with white wine, apple cider, honey, cinnamon, and an apple brandy called Calvados.  It’s basically everything to love about fall in a glass.

I like my sangria with some bubbles so I top off each glass with a bit of sparkling apple cider.

I first made this for a girls night with my mom and sister and we had no problem drinking down every. last. drop.

Fall Sangria with Apple Brandy//Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

Dare you not to do the same!

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Fall Sangria with Apple Brandy

Serves 4-6 Servings


  • Bottle of chardonnay (or your favorite white wine)
  • 2 c. apple cider
  • 1/2 c. apple brandy (Calvados)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • One orange, quartered
  • One red apple, chopped
  • One green apple, chopped
  • Bottle of sparkling apple cider
  • Honey and spiced sugar for rimming*


  1. Combine the wine, cider, brandy, cinnamon sticks, honey, and orange pieces in a large pitcher.
  2. Stir to combine and refrigerate for 2-4 hours to blend flavors.
  3. After chilling, remove the cinnamon sticks and orange pieces. Stir in the chopped apples.
  4. To serve, rim each glass lightly with honey and then dip the glass in spiced sugar.
  5. Add ice and pour the glass 3/4 full with sangria. Top off with sparkling cider and carefully stir to combine.

*You can make your own spiced sugar by adding spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to brown sugar or I've fallen in love with the spiced rimming sugar from Williams-Sonoma


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