Mix up a classic fall favorite, apple cider, with a delicious sangria recipe that is sure to bring on the taste of autumn.


2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving

2 medium apples, thinly sliced, Honeycrisp or Gala

1 medium pear, thinly sliced

1 medium orange, thinly sliced

2/3 cup pomegranate seeds

1 750 milliliter bottle pinot grigio

2 cups apple cider

1/4 cup brandy

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Club soda, for serving

Optional: Figs

For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim

2 tablespoons cane sugar

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt


1. Place the cinnamon sticks and fruit into a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator anywhere from 3 to 24 hours; 6-8 hours is best!

2. Pour the sangria and fruit into glasses. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.

Cinnamon Sugar Rim

1. In a shallow bowl or dish, stir together cinnamon, sugar and salt.

2. Wet the rim of the glasses, running a slice of lemon around each one.

3. Dip the rims into the mixture and then fill glasses with sangria.