The Story Behind The Autumn Sangria

Those of us feeling unprepared for sweater weather will appreciate this in-between, tasty seasonal sangria. Made with cinnamon-infused apple juice, a splash of pomegranate, citrus, and crisp white wine, it’s the perfect way to embrace autumn without totally kissing summer goodbye.


  • 1 ½ cups apple juice, divided
  • Two cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cups (one bottle) dry white wine
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 apples, cored and thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • Optional additional garnishes: cranberries, lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, cinnamon sticks, rosemary sprigs


  1. Bring 1/2 cup apple juice to a simmer on the stovetop. Add cinnamon sticks and let sit, covered, for seven to 10 minutes. Uncover, stir, and discard cinnamon. Let cool.
  2. Fill a large pitcher with all juices, including the cinnamon-infused apple juice.
  3. Add wine and sliced apples, and stir to combine.
  4. Chill well, and serve over ice with more apple slices and optional garnishes.

Recipe Rating

(220 votes)

Yield: 4
Updated: 2018-09-07

This tasty sangria recipe is made with apples, white wine, pomegranate juice, and cinnamon, combining the crisp, fruity flavors of fall. Make it now!