Apple Pear Sangria with Caramel

A sweet and delicious blend of fall fruits, caramel, and cinnamon create the perfect drink to serve at any fall get-together.

Apple Pear Sangria

A sweet and deliciously fruity fall cocktail warmed with cinnamon and caramel.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Serving Size 10 glasses

Ingredients 

  • 4 apples chopped
  • 2 cups pear flavored vodka
  • 3 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups club soda

Instructions 

  • Mix alcohol, cider, and fruit. Add the chopped apples to a large (1 gallon or larger) pitcher or drink dispenser.  Pour in the vodka, caramel sauce, white wine, and apple cider.  Place in fridge for 2-4 hours.  
    chopped apples and pear vodka in pitcher.
  • Garnish and serve. Right before serving, stir and add cinnamon sticks and club soda. Serve over ice with additional cinnamon stick for garnish.
    white wine and apple cider pouring into container.

Notes

If you can’t find pear vodka, add 1/4 cup of pear nectar (available in the international section of the grocery store) The caramel will settle to the bottom of the container as it cools, but it still adds flavor to the whole drink.
Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
glass of cider sangria with cinnamon sticks.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Fun and seasonal. This is the perfect drink for fall. It’s sweet, fruity, and warming with cinnamon and caramel flavors.
  • Super simple. Do all the (very minimal) work ahead of time, pop it in the fridge while you do the rest of the party prep, and a delicious drink is ready for a crowd.
  • It’s delicious! Pear vodka adds amazing flavor to these classic autumn spices.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

You’ll need the following for this fall sangria recipe:

  • apples 
  • pear-flavored vodka
  • prepared caramel sauce
  • apple cider
  • white wine
  • cinnamon sticks
  • club soda
  • large pitcher
  • long spoon

🍴Instructions

Step One: add the fruit and vodka

chopped apples and pear vodka in pitcher.

Chop the apples into small pieces and add them to a large pitcher or drink dispenser. Pour in the vodka.

Step Two: remaining ingredients

white wine and apple cider pouring into container.

Add the caramel sauce, white wine, and apple cider. Place the pitcher in the fridge for 2-4 hours.

🥫 Storage instructions

If you have any leftover sangria, it’s best to store it in the fridge. The cinnamon and caramel will settle to the bottom of the container as it cools, and the club soda will lose its fizz. No big deal.

🔍 FAQs

What kind of apples should I use?

It honestly doesn’t matter. There’s a lot of sweetness in this recipe, so a tart variety is perfectly fine.


What’s the best kind of wine for sangria?

An inexpensive white that’s not too sweet. I usually use Pinot Grigio. Just make sure you don’t waste your money and pick a pricy bottle!

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • I added caramel sauce to this sangria, just the jarred sauce that is used for topping ice cream. A note of caution- it will settle to the bottom and not look super beautiful. But it still adds a little extra sweetness so I kept it in the recipe. It will still be delicious without the caramel if you would prefer to leave it out.
  • Fresh fruit is a crucial ingredient for any sangria recipe. You might be tempted to chop up some pears and throw them in but when I tried this they browned and fell apart.
  • The type of wine you use is not important, as long as its white wine. Dry or sweet will both work, it doesn’t really make a difference.
  • Since the apple cider is a big portion of this recipe, you will want one that you know you like! Fresh apple cider is best, either from your favorite farm stand or just the grocery store.
  • You can customize this recipe to your liking. Try adding pomegranate seeds, orange slices, pear brandy, and anything else with fall flavors.
white table with pitcher of fall sangiria next to mums on porch

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4 Comments

  1. Katie this looks so good! I don’t drink either but I want to try the mocktail version you just mentioned to Jenn. YUM! I’d love to make it just cause of how pretty it is! lol

  2. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop! This looks yummy! I am not a drinker, but I bet I could sub another juice and have a yummy mocktail!

    1. You could just add pear nectar and do no alcohol at all and it would be delicious!

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