Apple Pie Sangria

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!

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Even with the outdated pictures, each Fall it has set the standard on the site.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. It’s 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!

Apple Pie Sangria!!! TO DIE FOR. cute puppy too :)

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

Apple Pie Sangria - The Cookie Rookie

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.

Apple Pie Sangria - The Cookie RookieI knew the pictures needed to be updated, but I mean I DIE over Scout modeling in those original pictures. Isn’t she hilarious?! What a good (skinny) helper dog.

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!

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

Serves 6-8

Apple Pie Sangria

the perfect sangria for fall and winter. absolutely delicious!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cut the fruit and place in the bottom of your pitcher or jug
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except the cinnamon sticks
  3. Stir, stir, stir
  4. Let sit for 1-2 hours in the fridge
  5. About 1 hour before serving, throw in the cinnamon sticks
  6. Stir, stir, stir :)
  7. Add in the ginger ale and stir before serving.
  8. Serve over ice
  9. Enjoy!
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jeff
We made this to enjoy while watching the Chief's game tonight. Delicious and a fun drink even for those who don't enjoy wine. This will become a game-day favorite. If the Chiefs win, it will become our good-luck drink and we will make it again next week.
    becky gall hardin
    So glad you guys like it! I want to make it for thanksgiving when bill and Betty are over. GO CHIEFS!!!!!
Gianna
Going to surprise family in Chicago for thanksgiving think I will make this over there, going to use a Pinot Grigio and put cinnamon on rims, thanx for sharing ;)
    becky gall hardin
    what a cute idea on the cinnamon! I love that!
      becky gall hardin
      Gianna- ive tried it with both pinot and with a sweet table wine like is listed in the ingredient list. we liked it both ways, but I do prefer it sweeter (so the table wine or a moscato) but my husband liked it less sweet and preferred the pinot grigio. all personal preference. hope you enjoy it! let me know!
    Glo Grizzle
    Actually when I made the Sangria this past weekend, I used a very dry Pinot Grigio and the general feeling was that a Moscato would have been a better fit. I know IF I ever made it again, and you should never say never, I would use a Moscato. I think you if you are not a big wine drinker, and we are not, something a little sweeter and bubbly would be more tantalizing. Just a thought!
Brenda
Can you tell me how many people you feel this wil serve?
    becky gall hardin
    i think it would serve 8-10 if they had 1-2 large drinks each. 4-5 if more than 2 drinks each. hope that helps!
Emily
Will chardonnay or sauvignon work? Which would be better?
    becky gall hardin
    Hi Emily- I think either would work, although they would make the drink much less sweet. If you like the taste of Chardonnay or Sauvignon I think it would be good. I think the Sauvignon would probably be the better of the two. If you want the drink to be sweet, go with a white blend or a moscato. Hope that helps!
      Gianna
      Made this drink for thanksgiving and it was a HIT!!! Made it with moscato and after next day I drained all the wine from apples in a strainer and used the apple and pears for an adult apple pear crisp with vanilla ice cream OMG BEST EVA ;) I recommend everyone try this, you will not be disappointed ;)
        becky gall hardin
        yay!!!!!! I'm so glad it worked out. and your idea about using the fruit is genius!!! I can't wait to try that.
Julie
I can't wait to try this - it looks delicious, and I am planning to make it for Thanksgiving! just wondering if you have ever tried using one bottle of a sweeter wine, with one bottle of a drier wine, say a bottle of moscato and a bottle of pinot, instead of using 2 bottles of the same. Just wondering how you think that would turn out. I'm reading your recipe and the comments, and just trying to decide which type of wine to use, and I'm wondering how it would work using one bottle of each wine.....I'm leaning towards using a table wine or a moscato, but just wondering if you had an opinion on how that might turn out. Thanks!
    becky gall hardin
    i actually think that would be delicious! very good idea. we made it on Saturday again for thanksgiving, and I had one and a half bottles of table wine, and 1/2 bottle of sauvignon blanc....so I improvised. it turned out great. I hope you like it!! let me know how it turns out if you use both kinds. happy thanksgiving!
      Julie
      I made this with a bottle of moscato and a bottle of pinot grigo. I also ended up having to use apple juice - I couldn't find apple cider anywhere! - and it still came out very good! Everyone enjoyed it and there was almost nothing left in the jug at the end of the day! I used the Simply Apple - to me it seemed the closest to cider than the other apple juice options out there. Next time I find apple cider though, I am going to buy some just to make this!
        becky gall hardin
        yay! love hearing that!! I think I would like it with apple juice too...the cinnamon probably helps it end up tasting quite a bit like cider still. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, thank you so much for the feedback :)
KAthy
hi i am going to double this for our thanksgiving get together what do you think of caramel vodka and apply pie moonshine just a thought
    becky gall hardin
    I've never had apple pie moonshine but I've heard it's fantastic. I would add take out a little of the cider and replace with the moonshine, taste as you go to get the right combo. I bet a little goes a long way. Good luck and happy thanksgiving!!
Melissa
Going to be making this tonight for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I'm using moscato. All of my in laws are big wine drinkers and I'm hoping this will be a nice change to the expensive bottles of wine we drink at every get together. Thanks for the recipe!
    becky gall hardin
    oh I totally agree about the cost factor. I love that about this drink. I hope they love it!!! thanks for checking it out, happy thanksgiving!!!
Lindsey
Im making this for thanksgiving tomorrow and just went to the store to buy everything for it. I couldn't find the honey crisp apples so i just got granny smith and red delicious. Im also going to do a caramel sauce rim with cinnamon sugar and i also bought fresh cranberries to add some color. Im going to make it with a couple bottles of Riesling since thats what i have on hand. thanks for the recipe im really excited to make it since i love sangria and my family does too.
    becky gall hardin
    Wow that sounds delicious!!! I LOVE all of your ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. Let me know how you like it!!
Michelle
Making this tomorrow! :) I couldn't find caramel vodka but found salted caramel vodka. Hope it's still as good with that!
jasa
Help!! Made for tgiving and the white wine I used is more bitter and dry...how can I sweeten this drink up for tomorrow???? THANKS
    becky gall hardin
    You could double the batch, add more cider, vodka, and then use moscato. That should sweeten it quite a bit and mask the other wine. Possibly adding more cider alone would really help. I hope it works out!!
    Lindsey
    I made mine last night also it was kind of better I added more caramel vodka and if it's still better this morning I think I'm going to add some brown sugar
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