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Autumn Harvest Sangria

Want a classic drink for the upcoming holiday entertaining? This Autumn Harvest Sangria can be made in a big batch a day ahead of time and is a perfect balance of sweet flavors. 

Autumn Harvest Sangria | Kita Roberts

True story, I have been obsessing over sangria this year. Something about the blend of sweet fruits and crisp liquors makes for a balanced glass that feels less strict than a glass of wine. Simply put, it’s more fun. Next to the signature house cocktail, if a sangria is on the menu while I am out enjoying myself (responsibly) chances are I am going to try it (unless mezcal is an option, then I am all in for that). Bonus, it’s so easy to make a flavor filled sangria at home.

Autumn Harvest Sangria

I love greeting guests at the door, but don’t want to spend all night mixing cocktails. Having a signature drink ready and waiting allows guests to refill as needed while I get to enjoy the party. Having a group joining me for an impromptu Friendsgiving, I whipped up a meal of carrot soup, pork crown roast, cherry stuffing, au gratin potatoes, roasted brussels and this Autumn Harvest Sangria. Loaded with hard cider, a hint of vanilla whiskey, and brandy before a pile of fresh sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries went into the jar to be topped with fresh spiced cider and a bit of white wine.

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Autumn Harvest Sangria | Kita Roberts

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Yield: 6 servings

Autumn Harvest Sangria

Autumn Harvest Sangria | Kita Roberts

Want a classic drink for the upcoming holiday entertaining? This Autumn Harvest Sangria can be made in a big batch a day ahead of time and is a perfect balance of sweet flavors.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 16 oz hard cider
  • 16 oz white wine
  • 6 oz vanilla whiskey
  • 4 oz brandy
  • 1 cup spiced apple cider
  • 2 to 3 apples, sliced
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 5 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish


  1. Mix the cider, wine, vanilla, brandy, and cider in a large jug or serving pitcher. Stir gently. Add in the sliced apples, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Serve in glasses with over ice with additional cinnamon sticks as garnish, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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Autumn Harvest Sangria | Kita Roberts
Autumn Harvest Sangria - a crisp blend of hard cider, seasonal fruit, whiskey and wine this sangria is a perfect seasonal cocktail. Recipe at
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