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Fall Sangria |

There’s no doubt about it. Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons ever ever ever.

In Tenerife, we don’t really get seasons – so much so that the island is often marketed as ‘The Island of Eternal Spring’. Although whoever thinks 100°F+ in August is spring weather, I’ve no idea. I’m always eager to travel somewhere in northern Europe during fall, just so I can see the golden hues of the leaves in the trees and feel the crispness in the air.

Another one of my ultimate favorite things has got to be sangria. Whenever I don’t know what to drink, I normally opt for sangria. Yeah, it makes me look like a complete tourist, but I don’t care. I’ve rarely experienced a bad glass of Sangria – even the stuff that comes out of a carton here is good!

So what better way to celebrate my favorite season by serving my favorite drink? I swapped the traditional fruit salad mix of fruits for typical fall fruits and added a touch warm spice to make it the ideal drink to snuggle up with on a chilly night.

Fall Sangria

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 standard sangria jug (around 6 glasses)


  • 3 cups red wine
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry liqueur
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 1/2 orange, chopped into segments
  • 1/2 apple, chopped into segments


  1. Pour the red wine into a sangria jug and stir in the mixed spice and powdered sugar until dissolved.
  2. Add the Cointreau, cranberry liqueur, lemonade and fruit.
  3. Stir well and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour for the flavors to develop.

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16 Responses to Fall Sangria

  1. Katie says:

    I adore sangria and never make it as much as I should.

    I would love it if you would link up to Fall Into the Holidays!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  2. lisa says:

    Oooh, delicious! Great twist on the normal sangria with these interesting additions!

  3. Such a great idea – why should sangria just be for summer?!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  4. Carrie says:

    I LOVE sangria…no matter what season it is! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday :).

  5. I also have never met a sangria I didn’t like but this looks even extra yummy:) I am pinning as I speak and making my shopping list to try this asap:) Happy Friday starts early (as soon as I return from shopping for ingredients, lol)

    Love to invite you to share this or any of your other favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. (no rules and live on Thusdays at 7pm mdt)

  6. Charlotte says:

    Hi! What a great recipe, looks so tasty! I have printed the recipe and will definitely being trying this. It’s my birthday this month so it can be my treat :)

  7. Stacey says:

    Oh yeah!
    That recipe calls for a party!
    Thanks for linking up this week -
    hope to see you this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. Michelle says:

    Beautiful! I love Sangria but never think to make it in the Fall. Now I will. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. [...] absolutely love sangria. In fact I even have a few recipes for it on the blog – Fall Sangria and Sparkling Summer Sangria. I was enjoying another one of my favorite summer drinks last weekend [...]

  10. lisa says:

    This may be a stupid question but what is mixed spice? It looks like a great drink.

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