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Easy Fall Sangria Recipe – made with red wine, seasonal fruit, Orange liqueur and sweetener. Very quick and easy to make, sweet, fruity and refreshing.

Fall Sangria with red wine in a pitcher

This is not a typical “fall sangria” made with apple cider and you don’t need to add cinnamon or cloves. 

Red wine fall sangria is made with apples, persimmons, pomegranate, apples and oranges.

This recipe is easy to customize. You can use different wine, add other fruits and include some flavorings and spices. It is called “Aromatised Wine-Based Drink” in Europe.

What is sangria?

Sangria is an alcoholic beverage, that originates from Spain/Portugal.

It is a punch made with red wine and chopped fruit.

Other types of wine and additional ingredients can be added to this fruity awesomeness. The recipe varies greatly Worldwide and even in Spain.

It is usually served chilled in a pitcher.

How to make Red Wine Sangria for Fall?

  • Get all ingredients ready. If you plan on serving the drink within 30 minutes, make sure the wine, juice and liqueur are chilled.
  • Slice the fruit.
  • Combine everything in a pitcher.
  • Refrigerate for ip to 12 hours or serve right away. (I don’t recommend serving the drink after 12 hours, because the wine will be exposed to oxygen and start to taste different, plus the fruits inside may get spoiled and mushy.

What are the main ingredients in this Fall Sangria?

  • Wine (traditionally made with red wine)
  • Brandy or liqueur
  • Fruit
  • Sweetener (optional)
  • Sparkling Water (optional, to dilute the drink and add some frizziness)
Two glasses with red wine sangria

Recipe tips:

  • Wine – any kind of red wine can be used for Sangria. Since I’m in Europe right now, I piked an inexpensive red Spanish red wine from the grocery store. Dry red wine of any kind is fine. 
  • Liqueur – I usually use Grand Marnier, because it is my favorite orange liqueur. Other options are brandy, Cointreau, Cognac or Triple Sec.
  • Make it bubbly – while the addition of sparkling water is optional, I recommend it in order to create a frizzly, fresh and bubbly drink. Just don’t add a lot of sparkling water, because it will dilute the sangria too much. For best results add sparkling water to each glass, not to the whole pitcher.
  • Fruit juice – this is another optional ingredient – it adds extra sweetness and flavor to the sangria and also makes it less strong. I used pomegranate juice, but other not overly sweet juices like cranberry or cherry juice can be used. This way we add sweetness, but don’t overpower the flavors.
  • Chill – once you combine the wine, orange liqueur, juice (optional) and fruit, for best results refrigerate the sangria for at least 1 hour. This way the wine absorbs flavors from the fruit and the drink generally tastes better, when chilled.
  • Garnishing – use fresh mint for a classic look and flavor. Other options are thyme or rosemary, if you are a fan of them.
  • Spices – cinnamon, cloves and anise are sometimes added to fall drinks like this one and you can certainly do so. To me the flavors from the fall fruit is enough to make this the perfect red wine sangria.
  • Storing – store in a pitcher (covered) in the fridge for up to 2 days (it is usually gone within a few hours, after I make it). Sangria is a make ahead cocktail, but I personally don’t like to leave it sitting too long. For best results, make it 12 to 24 hours in advance.

What to serve with?

This is the perfect party drink. Made with red wine, it also pairs well with steak. Try it with this Grilled T-Bone Steak of Filet Mignon.

Sangria goes well with Steak Bites (for a party setting), Lamb Cutlets or Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms.

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Fall Sangria with red wine in a pitcher
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Fall Sangria

Easy Fall Sangria Recipe – made with red wine, seasonal fruit, Orange liqueur and sweetener. Very quick and easy to make, sweet, fruity and refreshing.
Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 8



  • 750 ml red wine
  • 1/4 cup Orange Liqueur
  • 1/4 cup liquid sweetener, optional
  • 1 cup Pomegranate juice, optional
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 persimmon, peeled and sliced
  • 1 apple – sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • sparkling water, optional
  • ice for serving
  • mint/thyme for garnishing


  • Place everything besides the sparkling water, ice and mint/thyme in a pitcher.
  • Stir and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (You may serve the sangria right away, it for best results – chill, so the wine absorbs flavors from the fruit).
  • To serve – add 3-4 ice cubes to a glass. Fill the glass with sangria about 3/4.
  • Add some sparkling water. Garnish with mint or thyme.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
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