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.

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Updated: 2022-03-15

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

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