Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins

Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria: with cinnamon, oranges and apples!

It’s that time of year when the baby sitter has homecoming dances and other things that are keeping her occupied and unable to come watch the babies. While we totally understand that she has her own life, we miss our date nights. So we have definitely become experts at finding ways to have little date nights in together!

Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria: with cinnamon, oranges and apples!

Last weekend we decided to go all out and dine al fresco on the front porch with some homemade Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria and a BON APPÉTIT Pepperoni & Pesto Pizza. It was the perfect pairing.

We have a gorgeous big front porch that overlooks a park and sometimes we forget to take advantage of it. Having an easy delicious dinner and watching the sunset over the park was exactly what we needed to regroup after a long week!

Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria: with cinnamon, oranges and apples!

This is my final recipe for 2015 partnering with BON APPÉTIT and I just can’t say enough good things about their frozen pizzas! I normally don’t love frozen pizzas because the ingredients don’t taste very fresh and I really like a good thin crust. However, BON APPÉTIT has totally changed my mind!

The BON APPÉTIT Pepperoni & Pesto Pizza has a delicious flavor with a hint of spice all on its own, but I like to dress it up a little with some grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil from my herb garden. Jorge thought I had made it myself!

Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria: with cinnamon, oranges and apples!

As for this Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria, you can use any fruit you have on hand and it’s a breeze to whip up. I love making this for company because I can make a big batch up to 24 hours ahead of time and it is always a big crowd pleaser.

If you like your sangria a little sweeter, you can always add a little simple syrup to the recipe. For the best flavor, try to find some fresh apple cider to really give it a good apple punch!

Yield: 6 servings

Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria

Sparkling Autumn Spiced Sangria topped with a cherry and orange skewer with a pizza in the background
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup club soda or sparkling apple cider, to finish


  1. In a large pitcher, combine cinnamon sticks, apples, orange slices, white wine, apple cider, brandy and orange juice. Stir to combine and chill.
  2. You can serve sangria immediately over ice or let it rest in the fridge for up to 24 hours before serving (this option lets the flavors meld!).
  3. Just before serving, add in a little club soda or sparkling apple cider for fizziness. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

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11 Responses
  1. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    This is the perfect holiday drink and perfect for date night ins! Hopefully you get one out soon too!

  2. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Ooooh this is such a perfect holiday drink!! I love making sangria for parties. Might have to break this one out for the Thanksgiving festivities this year!! 🙂

  3. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    I could eat pizza every day! Especially if I had this delightful sangria to go along with it. It sounds amazing!

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    What a gorgeous sounding sangria. We live opposite a park too and for the longest time didn’t do anything there. It’s amazing how calming it can be just sitting in it or across from it 🙂

  5. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Gosh all this talk about pizza, my mouth is watering. Gorgeous drink recipe too and what amazing photos!

  6. Velva

    Jessica, this is a great meal to enjoy as a date night at home.

    I remember those days well! On Friday’s we would let our children eat whatever they wanted and we would prepare a cheeseboard and open a bottle of wine.


    1. Jessica

      Hi John! I would really recommend finding some Apple Cider instead, but you can use apple juice if you really want to! 🙂

  7. Eleanor

    Wow! This is stunning! I tried this pizza after your last post and I agree with the fresh flavors. I had one with lots of tomatoes and it was great.

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This sangria looks so refreshing! I love that you made it with white wine and apple cider. What a perfect drink to sip on throughout the fall season!

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