Caramel Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect fall sangria! The flavor is caramel sweet and apple fruity with a boozy kick. Caramel Apple Sangria is easy to make with your favorite white wine, spiced apple cider and caramel vodka. Add in fresh crisp apples and a little bubbly and it’s a divine fall cocktail.
Plus, a few added tips to make Caramel Apple Sangria even more caramel delicious!
The taste of fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a delicious fall caramel apple sangria?
Caramel Apple Cider Sangria has plenty of great fall flavors and is gorgeous with all the harvest season colors. Serve it up at any of your fall gatherings such as Friendsgiving or your family Thanksgiving dinner and watch it disappear off the table.
What is Sangria?
It’s a delicious wine-based drink that originates from Spain and Portugal. Typically, a red wine with fruit and sweetener, but sangria has evolved to using all shades of wines plus additions of flavored liquors. The combinations are practically endless!
One key component of sangria is allowing the chopped fruit, wine and other added ingredients to meld together before drinking. Once the sangria is mixed, it’s important to refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let all the flavors enhance before serving.
What White Wine is Good for Sangria?
Pino Grigio is delicious for Sangria because it has light hints of melon or apple flavors that mix perfectly with apple cider.
If you enjoy a sweeter wine, Moscato is a good choice in sangria. As well as Rieslings, which are sweeter but not as sweet as a Moscato.
Often, the best choice is the white wine you already know you love.
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Caramel Apple Cider Sangria Ingredients
Deliciously easy, this Caramel Apple Cider Sangria only needs 5-6 ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need:
Caramel Vodka – here’s where you’ll get the caramel flavors along with the boozy kick.
Spiced Apple Cider – apple cider with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon which gives this sangria a little bit of an apple pie flavor.
White Wine – I’m using a Pinot Grigio, a lightly sweet and fruity wine.
Club Soda – helps keep the sangria from becoming too sweet and adds a little effervescence.
Fresh Apples – use red apples which are sweeter than green apples.
Fresh Pear (optional) – adds to the fall colors of the sangria and are delicious after soaking up the sangria flavors.
How to Make Caramel Apple Cider Sangria
Here are the easy step-by-step directions to create a pitcher of fall sangria:
Step 1: Core and chop 3 red apples into bite sized chunks.
Step 2: Chop a fresh pear. This is an optional ingredient, but a good one! The mix of apple and pear chunks is tasty in this sangria and adds a bit of color.
Step 3: Find a large pitcher to mix your sangria. I’m using my blender her, but there is no blending! It’s just easier than my tall skinny carafe.
Add the chopped apples and pear to a pitcher.
Step 4: Add Apple Cider, Caramel Vodka and White Wine into the pitcher.
Step 5: Top with Club Soda and stir.
Step 6: Place the lid on your pitcher or cover it with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
This allows the fruit, apple cider and alcohol to meld together.
Tips to Make Caramel Apple Sangria More Caramel-y
If you want to pump up the caramel flavors in this Caramel Apple Cider Sangria, try one of these recipe variations:
- Add caramel sauce to the rim of your glass and dip it in white or brown sugar.
- Use Caramel Apple Juice instead of Spiced Apple Cider.
- Add a little more Caramel Vodka to suit your tastes.
Should You Eat the Fruit in Sangria?
Absolutely! It tastes delicious and makes it a Sangria appetizer all in one.
Hope you enjoy the taste of fall in a glass! This Caramel Apple Cider Sangria has all the great fall flavors: apples, pear, caramel and sweet spices. Wow your friends and family with this delicious fall sangria that will take you less than ten minutes to prepare.
- 3 apples, cored and chopped
- 1 pear, chopped
- 2 cups spiced apple cider
- ½ cup caramel vodka
- ½ cup club soda
- 1 bottle of Pinot Grigio (or white wine of choice)
- Wash apples and pear. Core apples then chop apples and pear into bite size chunks.
- Add fruits into a large pitcher.
- Add Apple Cider, Caramel Vodka, White Wine and Club Soda.
- Cover and chill for 2-4 hours before serving.
See article for variations and additional garnishment ideas. Drink Responsibly.