Fall Sangrias (Red vs White)

I’ve stated this before, and will state again, Sangria’s are not difficult. They are a “forgiving” cocktail when modified, and as long as you stick with the right portions, you’ll probably be going for seconds. If you don’t know about my ratio system, then make sure to read through my How-To for Sangria’s.

With Fall just around the corner, it only seemed relevant to add apple cider to the mix. I’m not one of those crazed Pumpkin Spiced Latte types, but when Apple Cider from the orchards come around, I load up the car by the gallons. In the following recipes, I use apple cider for both the red and white sangria. Shocking, Sangria’s can come in both red AND white (don’t laugh, you will be surprised how many people don’t know “White Sangrias” exist). My challenge for you now is to test out both recipes, and tell me which one you prefer!

Fall Sangria (White Wine edition)

Celebrating Fall flavours in this White Wine Sangria

Difficulty: Easy

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Chardonnay oaky
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz Pear Juice
  • 3 oz Apple Cider
  • 2 Orange Wheels
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cloves

Instructions

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice (3/4 full) and add all the ingredients

  2. Stir with Cinnamon Stick

Recipe Notes

If you plan to make a batch of this, DON'T over do it with the spices. Especially if they are going to be sitting around "marinating". Cloves and cinnamon are overwhelming to begin with, so just make sure to keep this in mind when multiplying this recipe!

I’ve been a big fan of the “Ceres” Juices, THE REFRIGERATED ones. They aren’t overly sweet, not watered down, and I can actually taste the fruit. Careful when creating the white sangria and make note of the sweetness in both the pear juice and apple cider. If both the apple cider and pear juice are sweetened, then make sure to squeeze some lemon to balance everything out. In this case, I add orange wheels to the Sangria since it has some acidity, and will balance out the flavours of cinnamon and cloves well.

If you are batching this, the Orange wheels and Lemon juice can go a long way, so don’t add too much of it. Same goes with the Cinnamon and Cloves. Especially if you are doing this ahead of time, you don’t want the cinnamon and cloves to “marinate” too long and overwhelm the other flavours in the sangria. So if you are throwing this in a pitcher, just add a couple sticks, and few cloves and let it rest.

Fall Sangria (Red Wine edition)

Celebrating Fall Flavours in this delicious Red Wine Sangria!

Difficulty: Easy

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Cabernet/Merlot or Blend of Both
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 oz Apple Cider
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Instructions

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice (3/4 full) and add all ingredients

  2. Stir with Cinnamon Stick

I made the Red Sangria a bit more acidic than the White Sangria. This is just to have a bit of variety which is always a good bet, because you never know the style or taste preferences of your guests. But believe me, I think everyone can enjoy these recipes above, no matter their taste buds.

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Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!

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