Fall Sangria (Honey Bourbon Sangria Recipe)

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Sangria isn’t just for summer! My fall sangria recipe is made with honey bourbon and flavors of ginger, cloves and cinnamon for a refreshing and cosy drink. Made with moscato wine, this is the perfect easy drink to serve during Thanksgiving.

fall sangria served in a wine glass

If you’re looking for drinks to serve for your Thanksgiving, then this fall sangria may just be for you! It’s so easy to make a big pitcher of this wine cocktail ahead of time for easy entertaining! Be sure to check out my Orange Cranberry Sangria and Sweet Tea Sangria too!

How to Make This Fall Sangria Recipe

Place the orange and lemon zest into a saucepan and heat on the stovetop with the water, sugar, teabags and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes then let cool to room temperature.

Sieve the mixture into a large pitcher, add the orange juice, bourbon, moscato, bitters, fruit and cinnamon sticks. Stir well and refrigerate.

A pitcher of sangria ready to serve

A wine glass garnished with fresh fruit

Fall sangria with bourbon and cinnamon

This drink is somewhere between a red and white sangria. It’s still has a lightness to it but the spices add a wonderful earthy tone. The main flavors in this sangria are:

  • Orange and lemon
  • Ginger
  • Chai
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon

How far ahead can you make sangria?

Sangria is the perfect make ahead cocktail, and you really want to give it time to let all of those flavors meld together. Refrigerate the whole pitcher for at least 4 hours and up to 24. You can just grab and serve it and keep in the fridge between pours.

This recipe serves 10 and it’s easily doubled if you are expecting more.

Two glasses of fall sangria with orange slices

Two glasses of sangria in front of a pitcher

What is the best wine to use for this sangria recipe?

This is a white wine sangria, and I used Mirassou moscato. I recommend a moscato for this recipe as it’s sweetness works really well with those spices, it’s floral and airy and not overpowering. Moscato is also low in alcohol and easy to drink, so you can easily have a second glass!

Top tips for making fall sangria

  • Don’t add ice to the sangria pitcher as this will dilute the drink when it melts. Add the ice directly into the glasses as you serve.
  • Stir the sangria well before serving.
  • Garnish your glasses with fresh fruit and a cinnamon stick.

Fall sangria served in a wine glass with garnish

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