Apple Pie Sangria is light, refreshing, easy, and delicious! The hit of every party I take it to! Apple Cider, Caramel Vodka, White Wine, Ginger Ale, and more! The Cookie Rookie has Sangrias for every occasion!
I originally published this Apple Pie Sangria in October 2013 and it quickly became (and has stayed) one of the most popular recipes on The Cookie Rookie. Even with the outdated pictures, each Fall it has set the standard on the site. I’ve updated the pictures but kept some of the old ones because Scout was just way too cute. This post made me want to make this site into a business, and I hope you love it as much as we have!
Autumn is on it’s way, and i’m officially in love with this favorite drink, Apple Pie Sangria. It is….amazing. It tastes like leaves turning colors and christmas on its way! (i know i’m very dramatic) but this drink really is SO good. its simple, has only a few ingredients, and was a big hit. it even had beer drinking men asking for more. If you want to win those holiday parties, this Apple Pie Sangria is for you!
There’s young baby Scout in 2013 (she was only 4! How is that possible!) helping me make my first batch of Apple Pie Sangria. We have been making it ever since!
We have made so many favorite cocktails on The Cookie Rookie throughout the years, but I always seem to go back to Apple Pie Sangria. This year I’ve switched out a couple ingredients, swapping the club soda for ginger ale and deciding to stick to my original favorite Caramel Vodka. The flavors mix together as the day goes on, and it just gets tastier and tastier. It really is the ultimate party drink. As you can see below, I’ve tried to match it over and over again. I love all of my cocktail recipes, but SHHHHH this is my favorite and probably always will be.
Before I started the blog and hadn’t made any homemade cocktails for myself (let alone actual recipes), sangria seemed like a complicated idea to me. Something I would only order in restaurants. WHY?! It’s so easy. Juice, vodka, wine. Repeat. It’s that simple.
When I make this Apple Pie Sangria I usually let it sit in the fridge for about 2-3 hours and then added two cinnamon sticks about 1 hour before serving. Since the cider already has a kick of cinnamon, you don’t need the sticks to add too much spice. (Note: you can also save the Ginger Ale until right before serving if you want the bubbly effect. I used it more to cut the sweetness, but it adds a nice sizzle!) Be sure to stir stir stir to allow all the flavors to blend together fully.
Be sure to try our other Sangrias as well!! You can sample all of our Sangrias, or try our favorites: Pink Champagne Sangria, Easy Holiday Sangria, Red Berry Sangria, and Gameday Sangria! And if you prefer a party punch without wine, sip on our Pumpkin Pie Punch or Easy Holiday Punch! Muah <3
the perfect sangria for fall and winter. absolutely delicious!
- 2 bottles (standard size) white table wine or pinot grigio
- 5 cups fresh apple cider
- 1 cup caramel vodka (or make your own Apple Pie Vodka! recipe for HOMEMADE APPLE PIE VODKA HERE
- 4 honey crisp apples, chopped
- 2 pears, chopped
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cup ginger ale
- Cut the fruit and place in the bottom of your pitcher or jug
- Combine all of the ingredients except the cinnamon sticks
- Stir, stir, stir
- Let sit for 1-2 hours in the fridge
- About 1 hour before serving, throw in the cinnamon sticks
- Stir, stir, stir :)
- Add in the ginger ale and stir before serving.
- Serve over ice