Apple sangria

Apple sangria

Warm fall days in a simple pitcher cocktail


  • 1 (750 mL) bottle white wine
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 honeycrisp or similar apple, sliced
  • 1 tart Granny Smith apple, sliced
  • 1 sweet pear, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling white wine
  • 1 sprig rosemary or thyme, optional


  1. Stir together white wine, apple cider, apples, pear, and cranberries.
  2. Let chill in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Serve over ice with sparkling white wine, garnished with rosemary, if desired.


  • I like to make this with a not-too-sweet white wine (usually buttery chardonnay) and a dry Prosecco to let the fruit that’s mixed in shine. No need to get fancy with these wines.