How to

Make a Tasty Fall Sangria

How to Make a Tasty Fall Sangria

Sangria is delicious year-round, but it's also a tasty beverage to serve up during your fall get-togethers. It's so simple to double (or triple) recipes to share with your guests! While there are dozens of sangria recipes out there, the following recipes draw on fall flavors that are perfect for toasting the season. Whether you're whipping up a batch of Thanksgiving sangria or just need a simple recipe to use up a bottle of wine, Pottery Barn has you covered! Mix these drinks up and get ready to enjoy your favorite fall flavors in a glass.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

This fall sangria skips the sugar found in most apple sangria recipes because it features already deliciously sweet apple cider. It's a simple and inexpensive recipe that's sure to please the entire crowd this fall.

Ingredients:

2 apples, thinly sliced without peels or cores

1/2 cup cognac

2 cups apple cider

750 ml bottle of dry sparkling wine, chilled

Place apple slices in a large pitcher, then add cognac, apple cider and sparkling wine. Stir and add ice. Pour into glasses and garnish with a few apple slices and pomegranate arils.

Sparkling White Cranberry Sangria

As beautiful as it is tasty, get ready to wet your whistle with this cranberry sangria. While most sangrias are a deep red, this white wine version lets the colors from the fruit really pop. It’s sure to be visual stand out on your Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup white rum

1 cup red apple, diced

1 cup green apple, diced

1 cup cranberries

1 bottle Chardonnay, chilled

1 cup white cranberry juice, chilled

2 cups club soda, chilled 

Add the sugar and rum into a large pitcher. Then add the apples, cranberries, Chardonnay and cranberry juice. Refrigerate for several hours and add club soda before serving. Pour into ice-filled glasses and be sure to add some fruit to each glass!

Apple and Pear White Sangria

You can use all kinds of fresh fruit to make sangria, but branch out and utilize fall’s favorite fruits: apples and pears.  This will give your sangria a gorgeous autumnal feel and be a hit for anyone who enjoys fruity wines.

Ingredients:

1 bottle Moscato wine

1/2 cup lemon liqueur

1/4 cup sugar

Zest of 2 lemons

Juice of 2 lemons

1 Granny Smith apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced

1 Bartlett pear, cored, halved and thinly sliced

12 ounces seltzer

Combine wine, lemon liqueur, sugar and lemon zest in a large pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, apples and pears, then refrigerate for at least four hours. Add seltzer to the pitcher before stirring. Pour sangria into ice-filled glasses, and add a few pieces of fruit. Garnish with a lemon twist or two.

Sangria is always a fun option when entertaining. It's sweet, refreshing and easy to make in large batches. Choose your favorite fall flavors and whip up a batch of sangria for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any day in between!