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    Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries

    Published November 6, 2017. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries – this amazing winter or fall sangria recipe is loaded up with apples, cranberries, brandy and sauvignon blanc for an unbelievable adult beverage!

    Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries

    Here in Chicago there is usually a violent push from summer to winter and this year felt more like a slingshot as we dramatically went from 75° to 40° in 2 days.  The weather ain’t got nothing on this fall sangria recipe, because this will take you to bliss!

    There wasn’t much of a fall this year, but I’m doing everything I can to embrace it, so I made this Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries.  It may be sub 40° temperatures outside but in my mind, it’s fall and I’m going to celebrate it as such!

    fruit for a fall sangria recipe

    What is a Fall Sangria

    Sangria is always a super fun drink to make no matter what kind of year, because depending on what’s in season you can make a really cool customized adult beverage, like this fall sangria version.

    For example, you may have a sangria loaded with berries in the summer time and like this fall sangria recipe, loaded with citrus, apples, pears and cranberries.

    The flavors of each are completely different and still absolutely delicious.  To take my fall sangria recipe to whole ‘nother level, I thought it would be an amazing idea to chill each sangria drink after poured with some Italian Ice!

    use italian ice when making a fall sangria

    That’s right, skip the ice cubes and use Italian Ice to not only compliment this fall sangria recipe but also to keep it cool.

    Yes you can absolutely still make this fall sangria with ice, but man do these tasty little italian ice’s just help take it to another level!

    fall sangria recipe with fresh apples

    If you can’ tell from the pictures, there is a lighter colored fall sangria and a darker colored one.  The lighter colored fall sangria recipe is an apple sangria while the darker one is a cranberry sangria.

    They are both equally delicious and a really cool trick is to combine them together for an awesome combo of flavors!

    fall sangria recipe with fresh cranberries

    How to Make a Fall Sangria Recipe

    I made 2 different sangrias with almost the exact same ingredients except for the juice and the Italian ice.  With just these 2 subtle differences the change in flavor for this fall sangria recipe is HUGE.

    I used the same fruit base for both which was: oranges, pears, apples, cranberries and pomegranates.  You’ll notice a few different colors of apples in there but honestly, I was just trying to make it as colorful as possible.

    fall sangria recipes

    For the fall sangria liquid I used a sauvignon blanc white wine because it has citrus notes to it which make it perfect for this time of year.

    I then poured a bit of apple brandy into each along with some simple syrup, which is equal parts water and sugar brought to a boil and then chilled.

    fall sangria with lemon italian ice

    For one of the fall sangria recipes, I used apple cider as the juice and the other one I used cranberry juice.  Each of those juices complement the other ingredients to perfection.

    Also, as I stated earlier, you can combine the juices into 1 if you are looking for a tasty cran-apple juice in your sangria recipe.

    fall sangria with fresh cranberries and fresh apples

    I decided the dark cherry Italian ice would go well with the apple cider version of my sangria recipe and the lemon Italian ice would go well with the cranberry juice version.

    To be honest they complement those drinks well but you could absolutely use either Italian ice in both for an amazing sangria drink.

    pouring a fall sangria into a serving glass

    I usually like to serve my fall sangria recipes in big clear glass decanters because they are so pretty and I want to show them off to the world!

    You can serve them in whatever you’d like but I recommend letting all those colors shine on through!

    two different types of fall sangria recipes

    If you are looking to embrace as much of the fall season as you can get your hands on, then I definitely recommend starting with this extremely delicious Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries.

    lemon ice inside of a sangria

    These fall sangria recipes refreshing, it’s loaded with seasonal fruit and is always a hit when brought to a party.

    Since sangria recipes can be tweaked I suggest using my recipe as a guideline and take out and add in any seasonal fruit that you love to make this sangria recipe work for you.

    cherry lemon ice served up in a fall sangria

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    Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries

    Turn those cold fall nights into a great time with this easy to make delicious Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries!
    Servings: 24 people
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients 

    For the Fruit:

    • 3 sliced oranges
    • 2 each cored and sliced golden delicious, granny smith and braeburn apples
    • 2 each cored and sliced Bartlett and bosc pears
    • 2 cups of fresh cranberries
    • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed

    For the Apple Sangria:

    • ½ 750 ml bottle of sauvignon blanc
    • ½ cup of apple brandy
    • 8 cups of apple cider
    • 3 tablespoons of simple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    • Lindy’s® lemon Italian Ice

    For the Cranberry Sangria:

    • ½ 750 ml bottle of sauvignon blanc
    • ½ cup of apple brandy
    • 8 cups of cranberry juice
    • 3 tablespoons of simple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    • Lindy’s® dark cherry Italian Ice

    Instructions

    • Apple Sangria: Combine all of the ingredients with ½ of the prepared fruit in a large beverage serving container and mix.
    • Serve the dark cherry lemon Italian ice with each individual glass.
    • Cranberry Sangria: Combine all of the ingredients with ½ of the prepared fruit in a large beverage serving container and mix.
    • Serve the lemon Italian ice with each individual glass.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: spanish
    Author: Chef Billy Parisi