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Apple Cider Sangria

Take a sip of Fall with this Apple Cider Sangria! Crisp apple cider, fruity Pinot Noir, smooth spiced rum, maple and warm cinnamon commingle in this seasonal pitcher cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Chill:2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal


  • 4 large apples sliced, plus extra for garnish
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup unfiltered apple cider
  • ½ cup black or regular spiced rum
  • 750 mL bottle of pinot noir or your favorite dry red wine
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • Lemon wedge for rimming
  • Light brown sugar for rimming


  • Fill a large pitcher with sliced apples and cinnamon sticks.
  • Pour apple cider, rum, pinot noir, and maple syrup over the apples and cinnamon.
  • Using a large spoon, stir the sangria in the pitcher until mixed.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. The cinnamon flavor will really come through after sitting overnight. For me, the more cinnamon flavor, the better!
  • Before serving, run a wedge of lime around the rim of your glass and dip it into a shallow plate of light brown sugar.
  • Allow a minute or so for the brown sugar to set-up on the rim.
  • Re-stir the sangria to make sure all of the flavors are incorporated and pour into your rimmed glass, over ice.
  • Garnish with sliced apples and/or cinnamon sticks.


  1. You can use a black or regular spiced rum in this recipe, we use Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
  2. We use a mix of apples in this recipe, you can choose to use just one type if you like, we use Gala and Red Delicious.
  3. You can make a larger batch to serve at a party just place in a punch bowl.
  4. Different red wines can be used, please see my tips above.
  5. This needs to chill for a bit before serving so the flavors can marry, the longer it sits the better it gets.
  6. Remember to get apple cider and not apple juice.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg