Fall Sangria Recipe

This autumn version of a traditionally summertime sipper takes advantage of in-season fruit


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle sweet white wine, chilled
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 apple (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith and Ambrosia all work well), sliced in 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 Bosc pear, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling wine or prosecco, chilled
  • 2 rosemary sprigs or 3 cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Place the wine and cider in a large pitcher.
  2. Add the sliced apples, sliced pears and pomegranate seeds.
  3. Top with the sparkling wine, and stir gently to mix.
  4. Garnish with the rosemary or cinnamon (but not both).

Makes: 6 to 8 cocktails; Prep time: 20 minutes

Excerpted from Eatertainment: Recipes and Ideas for Effortless Entertaining by Sebastien Centner and Sheila Centner. Copyright © 2022 Sebastien Centner and Sheila Centner. Book design by Jennifer Griffiths. Photography by Bruce Gibson. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.