As the leaves change and the air gets crisper I can’t help but dread the idea of leaving summer completely in the past. But let me tell you, this simple and delicious recipe for autumn sangria is making the realization that June is a full 7 months away go down a whole lot smoother.

This sangria combines all the best flavors of fall into one refreshing and festive drink. Perfect for a crowd, prepare this the night before Thanksgiving with the fam or Friendsgiving in your dorm.

Autumn Sangria

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:3- hours+
  • Total Time:3 hours 10 minutes+
  • Servings:6-8
  • Easy


  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Club soda, for serving
Photo by Rebecca Buchanan
  • Step 1

    Roughly dice the apples and pear and thinly slice the orange.

    Photo by Rebecca Buchanan
  • Step 2

    Place the prepared fruit, cinnamon sticks, and pomegranate seeds into a large pitcher.

    Photo by Rebecca Buchanan
  • Step 3

    Add the wine, apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice to the pitcher.

    Photo by Rebecca Buchanan
  • Step 4

    Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for anywhere from 3 to 24 hours.

    Photo by Rebecca Buchanan
  • Step 5

    Top off each glass of sangria with a splash of club soda and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

    Photo by Rebecca Buchanan