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Fall Sangria

Tipsy Fall: The Best Way into Autumn

Fall sangria is a delightful and seasonal twist on the classic Spanish drink. As the weather cools down and leaves change color, it's the perfect time to embrace the flavors and aromas of autumn in your favorite beverage. This enticing libation combines the rich, earthy notes of red wine with a medley of fall fruits and spices to create a warm and inviting drink that's perfect for gatherings, holidays, or simply sipping by the fire.

Whether you're hosting a cozy dinner party or just looking to unwind with a glass of something special, fall sangria offers a taste of the season in a glass. In this recipe, we'll show you how to create a delicious and comforting fall sangria that's sure to be a hit at any autumn get-together. So, grab your ingredients, a large pitcher, and let's get started on this delightful journey into the flavors of fall!



1 bottle of red wine (Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon)
1/2 cup strawberry liqueur (e.g., strawberry schnapps)
1/4 cup maple syrup (adjust to taste)
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
4-5 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled & halved
1 apple, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
4-5 fresh basil leaves


In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the red wine, strawberry liqueur, maple syrup, fresh rosemary sprigs, fresh basil leaves, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves. Stir well to combine. Adjust the sweetness by adding more maple syrup if needed.

Add the fresh strawberries, apple slices, orange slices, lemon slices, fresh basil leaves, and fresh rosemary sprigs from your garden to the pitcher. Gently stir to incorporate them into the sangria base.

Cover the pitcher or bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or longer if possible) to allow the flavors to meld together.

When you're ready to serve, fill glasses with ice cubes and ladle the sangria over the ice, making sure to include some of the strawberries and herbs in each glass. Enjoy!