Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Red Autumn Sangria

I've been eager to include some fall flavors into blog posts for you guys, so when I recently got a bunch of red wine so I decided to make a sangria to test out this recipe for an event. This is actually the first time I've ever made my own sangria, but I was happy with the results. It tasted like fall in a glass, but not heavy. It was still really bright, with the orange, lemon, seltzer, and apple. This will serve about 6 at the portions I showed above. 

750 ml of Cabernet Sauvignon
1 3/4 cup of apple cider
1/2 cup brandy
2 apples chopped into small pieces
1 orange chopped into thin slices 
4 cinnamon sticks
Splash of lemon juice
1 can of plain seltzer 
10 oz (aprox.) orange juice to freeze into ice cubes

Place sliced fruit and cinnamon sticks into a pitcher. Then add your wine, apple cider, brandy, and lemon juice. Let this sit in the fridge for at least 4-24 hours. I made it in the morning to drink with dinner, but the more it sits the better it becomes.

If you want to garnish with a brown sugar rim, just wet the rim of the glass and dip into a bowl of brown sugar. Pour sangria into glasses and top off with seltzer and orange juice ice cubes. You could put regular ice cubes, but this way the sangria doesn't get watered down. 

Enjoy responsibly! 


  1. This sounds so tasty!!! I love sangria but I've never tried to make it myself!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Thanks Biana! The hardest part is balancing the body of the wine with sweetness and brightness from the fruit and juice.

  2. Oh my this looks incredible. I will be making this this fall!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you :) Excited to give this a try!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  4. Wow I think this is a great drink to serve when you have guests around! The presentation is impressive! :D


  5. This just looks delicious & perfect for fall!

  6. This looks delicious, perfect for someone hosting a fall get together.

  7. This looks sssoooo amazing! Love the color of the drink, and your photography skills is awesome!

    xoxo Emily


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really, truly appreciate every single comment I get and the time you put in to leave them.


© 2019 Stella Cadente • design + development by kiki and co