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honey bourbon sangria in a wine glass with a sliced orange on the rim

Fall Sangria Recipe - Honey Bourbon Sangria

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 218kcal
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.
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  • Zest and juice from 1 large orange
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • Juice from 5-6 medium lemons about 1 cup of juice
  • cups water
  • ¼ cup granulated or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste or 1 4-inch knob ginger, thinly sliced
  • 6 Chai decaffeinated tea bags single-serve size
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 3-4 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 cups Honey Bourbon Jim Beam works well
  • 1 750ml bottle Moscato (Mirassou works well)
  • 1 teaspoon orange or regular bitters optional


  • Slices of Pears Star Fruit and Cinnamon Sticks


  • Zest the orange and 2 of the lemons and place the zest in a small saucepan.
  • Juice the orange and all of the lemons over a medium-sized bowl. Set aside to add later.
  • Set the saucepan, with the zest, over medium heat and add water, sugar, ginger, tea bags, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Mix well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Set a fine-mesh sieve over a large pitcher and strain the tea mixture into the pitcher. Add reserved orange and lemon juices, bourbon, Moscato and bitters, fruit slices and cinnamon sticks; stir well.
  • Refrigerate 4-24 hours. When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice, give the sangria a good stir and fill each glass with sangria.
  • Garnish with slices of star fruit and pear.
  • Enjoy!


Yield: 10 cups sangria


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg