In this post: This caramel apple sangria recipe is the perfect sangria to make in a pitcher for fall get-togethers. It’s yummy, sweet, and super easy to make!


Wine is great on its own but add some fruit and other yummy goodies… And I have to tell you – this is the best sangria I’ve ever tasted! And while I bet it would be tasty year-round, it’s absolutely perfect for a crisp fall evening! Learn how to make caramel apple sangria for yourself with step-by-step instructions below.

Caramel apple sangria in a stemless wine glass.

What is Sangria?

Sangria is an alcoholic drink originally made in Spain. It usually includes wine, juice or soda, liqueur, and fruit. Sangria is often made to match a certain season or holiday. For example, another amazing sangria recipe on HomeMadeLovely is this Apple Orange Cranberry Sangria, which is perfect for the Christmas holidays!

What is Caramel Apple Sangria?

Caramel apple sangria is a delicious sangria that’s perfect for fall. This recipe is a mixture of wine, liquor, and apple cider and it tastes like fall in a glass! It’s deliciously rich, sweet, and salty, with the perfect amount of apple.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This caramel apple sangria recipe:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • doesn’t require any fancy equipment or hard-to-follow instructions
  • is free of the most common food allergens

Ingredients

  • White wine: I usually use Pinot Grigio (more options below).
  • Apple cider: store-bought, homemade, or sparkling apple cider will work for this recipe.
  • Butterscotch liquor: adds a rich caramel flavor. (See below for substitutions!)
  • Apple diced: cut as big or small as you want!
  • Ice (optional): to keep your sangria extra cold if that’s how you like it.

Substitutions and Variations

  • White wine – the best wines for this recipe are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, or pretty much any dry wine!
  • Butterscotch liquor – replace this with caramel liqueur, butterscotch syrup, or caramel syrup.
  • Cider – you can include ginger ale, sprite, club soda, or apple juice along with the apple cider.

How to Make Caramel Apple Sangria

  1. Mix the white wine, apple cider, and butterscotch liquor in a pitcher.
  2. Add the diced apples and (optional) ice to the pitcher. Stir.
  3. Chill and enjoy!
Glasses of caramel apple sangria on a tray next to apple slices and caramel squares.

What to Serve with Caramel Apple Sangria

Serve this sangria with other fall treats like:

Recipe Tips

  • This sangria is better when chilled, so add ice or refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving!
  • If you like your caramel apple cider sangria warm, heat it gently at low heat until it reaches the desired temperature.
  • If you add soda, add it to each individual glass so the carbonation sticks around.
  • You can add spices like whole cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and more to add extra flavor! (Just make sure you remove them before you serve the drink.)
  • Apple cider is really yummy in this drink, but if you can’t find any, apple juice will work instead.

Storage and Making Ahead

You can make caramel apple sangria a few hours ahead of time. Just mix the sangria in a pitcher and put it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve!

Caramel apple sangria in a stemless wine glass.

FAQs

What kind of apple should I use in caramel apple sangria?

You should use firm apples like Honeycrisp apples, pink ladies, and red delicious apples so they don’t get mushy in the sangria. For the best look, any red apples are perfect!

What kind of wine should I use in caramel apple sangria?

You can use Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, or any white wine you like!

Can I make caramel apple sangria ahead of time?

As long as you haven’t added soda, you can store your caramel apple sangria for a few hours before serving it.

Should I serve caramel apple sangria hot or cold?

You can serve this sangria hot or cold, whatever you like! I like to serve mine chilled or with ice but you can heat it up if you like it warm.

What can I use instead of butterscotch liquor?

If you still want the alcohol, replace the butterscotch liquor with caramel liqueur or caramel vodka. If you’re fine without the extra alcohol, try butterscotch syrup or caramel sauce instead of butterscotch liquor.

Can I make caramel apple sangria without alcohol?

Absolutely! Replace the wine with soda (ginger ale is best) or club soda and use butterscotch or caramel syrup instead of butterscotch liquor.

Caramel apple sangria in a stemless wine glass.

Caramel Apple Sangria

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This caramel apple sangria recipe is the perfect sangria to make in a pitcher for fall get-togethers!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white wine, (Pinot Grigio is good!)
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup butterscotch liquor
  • 1 apple diced
  • ice, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix the white wine, apple cider, and butterscotch liquor in a pitcher.
  2. Add the diced apples and (optional) ice to the pitcher. Stir.
  3. Chill and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 0g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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