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Typically made with a base of red wine combined with fruit juice, fresh fruit, soda water and sometimes brandy, Sangria is a beverage that’s primarily served and consumed in the warmer months of summer while the fruit can be freshly picked and an ice cold libation is most welcome. However, despite the cooling weather, we think we’ve managed to come up with two delicious Autumn-inspired Sangria recipes that are worthy of a new tradition at your Thanksgiving table.

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Our first version is created using the more traditional red wine base (we chose a Pinot Noir) mixed with apple cider, chopped seasonal fruits like apples and pears, and cinnamon sticks for a kick of spice. The sweetness from the cider and fruit is often enough to balance the flavor, but you could add a tablespoon or two of molasses to bring out a deeper autumnal sweetness if you’d prefer.

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Autumn Sangria with Pinot Noir and Apple Cider
Recipe Type: Beverage, Alcoholic
Author: The Evermine Blog
Recipe adapted from [i][url href=”http://theflairexchange.com/autumn-sangria-recipe/” target=”_blank”]The Flair Exchange[/url][/i].
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle red wine (we chose pinot noir)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1 chopped pear
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
Instructions
  1. [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/labels/preview/SPBT28-46/”][img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_9830.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Autumn Sangria with Pinot Noir | The Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  2. Combine all the ingredients together in a large pitcher and place in the refrigerator. Let sit overnight or several hours and serve cold. Optional: Serve over ice in a rimmed glass (see our recipe for spiced rim sugar below).

Our second Sangria recipe, a Sangria Blanca, is made using a white wine base (we used a Pinot Grigio) mixed with apple cider, club soda for carbonation, maple syrup for a light, natural sweetness, cinnamon sticks and a garnish of chopped seasonal fruits like apples, pears and plums. This version is lighter and sweeter than the first, which is perfect for those with a sweet tooth, and it smells absolutely divine.

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Autumn Sangria: Apple Cider and Pinot Grigio
Recipe Type: Beverage, alcoholic
Author: The Evermine Blog
Recipe adapted from [url href=”http://www.neighborfoodblog.com/2013/09/autumn-sangria.html” target=”_blank”]www.neighborfoodblog.com[/url].
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle pinot grigio
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 3 cups autumn fruit, chopped (such as apples, pears and plums)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
Instructions
  1. [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/labels/preview/SPBT28-46/”][img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_9835.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Autumn Sangria: Apple Cider and Pinot Grigio | The Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  2. Combine everything in a large pitcher and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Give it a good stir and serve chilled.
  3. Optional: Serve over ice in a glass rimmed with spiced rim sugar (recipe below).

Finally, we’ve garnished all our sangria glasses with a spiced rim sugar to add a sweet and deliciously spiced flavor to either Sangria recipe. We chose to make ours using just white sugar and ground cinnamon, but you could incorporate any ground spices you wanted, such as ground nutmeg or clove.

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Cinnamon Spice Rim Sugar
Recipe Type: Spices and Seasonings
Author: The Evermine Blog
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground cloves or nutmeg (optional)
Instructions
  1. [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/labels/preview/SPBT28-46/”][img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_9851.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Autumn Sangrian with Cinnaomon Spice Rim Sugar| The Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”][/url]
  2. Pour sugar and spices in a bowl and mix together with a fork or whisk until well combined. Wet the rim of your glass with water or fruit juice, and dip into the spiced sugar mixture. Repeat until all your glasses are rimmed.

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39 Comments

    • I think we just purchased those at our local thrift store, Briana. We did a little internet shopping to see if we could find something similar for you, but came up empty handed. Sorry =/

  1. hi! planning on making the red wine sangria for thanksgiving! do you use sparking apple cider or just regular Apple cider? thanks in advance, can’t wait to try the recipe!

  2. Can’t wait to try these recipes, they look delicious! Can you please tell me where you got the plastic carafe with the green lid??

  3. This will be my third time making this delicious recipe, BUT I forgot to buy cinnamon sticks and there’s no way I’m making a trip to the store the night before Thanksgiving. Any advice for using spices instead? Cinnamon, nutmeg, etc?

  4. I made this last year and loved it. I’m about to make it for a party tonight but have 2 bottles of Merlot. Do you think Merlot will be fine or should I go buy Pinot

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