Juicy Red Apple Sangria

Juicy Red Apple Sangria recipe - A lush red sangria with apples, spices, brandy, and more. We love this sangria for the holidays.
Juicy. Juicy. Juicy. The word has lost all meaning. (It’s also strangely awkward to type!)

But I think what I was getting at, when I decided to rename this recipe from simply Red Apple Sangria to Juicy Red Apple Sangria, was that this red sangria recipe is just super quenching, refreshing, and ultra easy to sip. You have one sip and you want another. It’s fruity and luscious. And it’s perfect for the season.

Juicy Red Apple Sangria recipe - A lush red sangria with apples, spices, brandy, and more. We love this sangria for the holidays.

It also has two different kinds of fruit juices in it – apple cider for apple flavor, and cranberry for a tart edge that helps make this sangria extra drinkable. And, well, juice-y.

I also add cinnamon and whole cloves because both are phenomenal in a red sangria, and most definitely in a red apple sangria.

Juicy Red Apple Sangria recipe - A lush red sangria with apples, spices, brandy, and more. We love this sangria for the holidays.

I’m a bit of a sangria fiend, and (almost embarrassingly) this is Sangria No. 13 on this here blog. Crazy!

I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I’ve been asked to bring stuffing and a cocktail. This sangria is exactly what’s happening.

Juicy!

Juicy Red Apple Sangria recipe - A lush red sangria with apples, spices, brandy, and more. We love this sangria for the holidays.

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Juicy Red Apple Sangria

A lush red sangria with apples, spices, brandy, and more. We love this sangria for the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle fruity red wine (I like Tempranillo for this sangria)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • 3 medium apples, cored and diced (I like a combo of red delicious or another red apple + pink lady apples)
  • 3 5-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Ice (for serving)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except for ice to a large pitcher. Stir and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  2. Stir again before serving. To serve, fill glasses with ice. Spoon several pieces of fruit into the glass and fill the rest of the way with wine. Pluck out any cloves that float to the top (and/or warn your drinkers to keep an eye out for them and pick them out if they come across any!) Garnish with fresh peppermint leaves and cinnamon sticks for extra-festive flair.

For even more apple flavor, consider swapping in an apple brandy such as Calvados.

Adapted from my Classic Red Sangria recipe.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.