Caramel Apple Fall Sangria

Here in the south, we’re a little behind on the typical season changes. Just the other day our highs were still in the nineties, and everything was a green as it could get. I was sipping on my strawberry & green tea slushy and wondering if summer was ever going to leave us. Now all of a sudden it feels like fall has landed overnight. Everything is finally starting to turn gorgeous yellows and oranges, and we no longer bake like an apple pie when we go outside. So how do we celebrate? With a new fall sangria recipe, of course!

This caramel apple fall sangria was made for autumn, but it's perfect for any time of year. It's sweet with crisp apples & has hints of caramel & cinnamon.

This recipe came about by accident, actually. I sent Hubs to the store for my favorite flavored vodka (cake!), but they were out. Not wanting to come home empty handed (because he’s a very smart man!), he sent me photos of what they did have so I could pick a new flavor. I thought long and hard about the pumpkin pie vodka, but I felt like I might be able to do more with the caramel apple.

After he got it home, I had no idea what to do with it. It tastes amazing over ice, but I wanted to create a really fun recipe. Later that night when I was trying to fall asleep it hit me – I HAD to make a fall sangria! (You know how it is when you want nothing more desperately than sleep, but your brain won’t turn off until it coughs up one more brilliant idea.) 

Caramel Apple Fall Sangria Recipe

  • 1 bottle sweet white wine (I used a moscato)
  • 1 cup caramel apple vodka (I used Pinnacle)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 honeycrisp apples
  • 1 bottle sparkling apple cider (You know, the stuff you used to drink on New Year’s Eve when you were a kid. Also the same stuff you drink on New Year’s Eve when you’re pregnant.)

To make it, mix together the wine, vodka, and cinnamon stick in a large pitcher. Dice up the three apples and add them in. Let it sit for a few hours. That’s the hardest part. I kept sneaking sips of it while I was waiting for it to be ready. Add the sparkling apple cider right before you’re ready to serve it. 

If you’re entertaining and will be going through the pitcher rather quickly, I’d go ahead and pour the whole bottle of cider into the wine mixture. If you’re just having a glass here and there, fill your glass halfway with the wine and vodka mixture, then top it off with the sparkling cider and apples. Then you can keep the cider capped and bubbly for as long as possible.

The first time I made this I used a drier white wine, and the sangria was good, but not outstanding. I wizened up the second time around and used a sweet white moscato. It was knock your socks off amazing! It’s like drinking fall in a glass. One sip of that and I was convinced I never wanted to drink anything but this fall sangria and coffee – it’s all I need. Seriously, it’s that good.

So go ahead and try this recipe! I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you like apples and fall, you’ll love it! And don’t forget to pin this so you can find it later!

Has fall reached you yet? Do you love a good fall sangria as much as I do? Tell me below in the comments!

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  1. Delish! I will have to try this!

  2. This would make an excellent signature drink for my thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Good call using Moscato omg that sounds like a yummy drink!!!
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  4. looks yummy! I’ve have to try it out!

  5. This drink recipe sounds amazing!

  6. I happen to have all these ingredients in my pantry right now. I may have to make some tonight.

  7. This looks so good! Perfect drink for fall!

  8. Looks like the perfect drink for fall

  9. Oh gosh this looks and sounds so good! perfect to sever at a dinner party!
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  10. The sangria looks so delicious. I can use one now.

  11. I’m in Texas and it doesn’t feel like fall here right now! Once it gets a little cooler, I will definitely make this for myself. It sounds so delicious!
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    • I know how that goes! I grew up in south Texas, and you get about a week or two of fall, but it’s too early in the year for that! 🙂 Enjoy this when it’s time!

  12. YUMM!! The best part is you can eat the soaked apples after. This looks DELISH!

  13. I’m having a Halloween party and this is so going on the menu 🙂 can’t wait!

  14. I’ve been wanting to make a fall sangria recipe for the holidays, but I may need to give a taste test over the weekend 🙂

  15. Now this is my kind of fall drink! I’m all about pumpkin things this time of year but I think apples need some time in the spotlight as well!

    • I agree! It is pumpkin everything right now, but I’m not ready for pumpkin to be in my sangria. Apples need a little more love. 🙂

  16. This sounds amazing that I feel the need to mix up a pitcher (or two!) this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  17. YUM!! This looks AMAZING!!

  18. I am SO excited about trying this recipe. I love sangria and I love caramel apples. What a fun way to celebrate the fall!!

  19. this looks delicious!!!

  20. I am always on the look out for new sangria recipes and this sounds amazing!

  21. You had me at sangria! This sounds like a party in my mouth. Going to pin for later. Thanks!

  22. This sounds amazing! Sangria is my fave!

  23. This looks amazing! I’m so happy I can drink again. I have to make this.
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  24. HOW AMAZING doe this look. Ugh. I love sangria.

  25. Yup, this sounds delish! I will be trying this out next weekend at our tail-gate! Us girls always need something special to drink 🙂

    xoxo, SS

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  26. So delicious! Love seasonal drinks!

  27. I don’t drink so I still only have sparkling cider for new years lol. I can definitely pass along to my friends that do!
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    • I’m pretty sure this would still be delicious without the alcohol! Apples, sparkling cider, and cinnamon? Score! You can always get extra fancy and drizzle some caramel sauce on top. 🙂

  28. Just the sound of this excites me! Yum!
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  29. I love sangria and caramel apple! I will def be going to the store soon to get the ingredients to make this!

  30. I actually really love sparkling apple cider! In our family we call it “kid wine” lol
    This recipe looks great! 🙂 Pinning and sharing!
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