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Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

A sweet fall Honeycrisp apple sangria that combines fresh-picked apples, honey, cinnamon, and white wine. A beautiful cinnamon sugar rim tops it off.

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria in a glass.

I have often associated sangria with summer.

There is just something about that fruity sweet wine mixed with delicious liquor-soaked fruit and screams outside party.

As I stared at a bowl full of Honeycrisp apples I knew I had to do something with them before they went to waste.  

I searched online and found a lovely autumn-inspired sangria. 

It mixes deep fragrant flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves with light crisp citrus flavors. 

It would be perfect for a party and even better for a girl’s night!

So, I got into the kitchen and made a big batch of Honeycrisp apple sangria!

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria garnished with whole spices.

Ingredients for Honeycrisp apple sangria

  • Honeycrisp apples – This is what makes this sangria a Honeycrisp apple sangria! The apples are juicy, tart, crisp, and sweet.
  • Un-oaked Chardonnay – I like to use an un-oaked chardonnay because the flavor is more crisp instead of being buttery.
  • Peach schnapps – Adds sweetness and a bit of fruity flavor.
  • Orange blossom honey – This is what we’re using to help sweeten our sangria. Not only does it add a warm fall flavor but the orange blossom flavor goes well with the apples and oranges.
  • Quartered fruit – Use what you have on hand but I used a mix of lemon, lime, and oranges.
  • Spices – I used whole spices like cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to bring in big-time fall flavor. I also used some grated cinnamon in the sangria to add even more flavor.
  • Ginger – I love ginger and it works so well in this cocktail. It not only adds flavor but a nice spicy bite to the drink.
  • Cinnamon sugar – I used a mix of cinnamon and sugar on the rim of this sangria because it adds a fun fall twist to the sangria. Plus, the flavors go perfectly with the Honeycrisp apples.
  • Club soda – This is used to top the sangria to give it a subtle fizz without added sweetness. If you want a sweeter sangria you could use carbonated apple juice.
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria with a cinnamon sugar rim.

My favorite part of this Honeycrisp apple sangria was munching on the apples that were left over. Amazing! 

The great thing about using Honeycrisp apples is that they are crisp (the name really does fit the product), hold up great to soaking, and still keep some of their natural sweetness. 

If you are planning a party I seriously recommend making this. 

I used one of my favorite un-oaked chardonnays (Wishing Tree) but feel free to use whatever un-oaked you prefer.

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria garnished with cinnamon sticks.

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Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
A sweet fall Honeycrisp apple sangria that combines fresh-picked apples, honey, cinnamon, and white wine. A beautiful cinnamon sugar rim tops it off.
4.72 from 7 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerator Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 – 6 servings


  • 2 honeycrisp apples
  • 1 750-milliliter bottle un-oaked Chardonnay
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/4 cup orange blossom honey
  • 2 oranges 1 quartered
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Club soda


  • Peel, core, and chop one of the apples.
  • In a pitcher, combine the Chardonnay, schnapps, and honey.
  • Add the quartered orange, lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, chopped apple, ginger, and cloves, and refrigerate overnight. (If you don't want to wait that long at least give it 4 hours)
  • Strain the sangria into another pitcher.
  • Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple.
  • Peel, section, and chop the remaining orange.
  • Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.
  • On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat them.
  • Fill the glasses with ice.
  • Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full.
  • Top with a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword apple sangria, easy sangria recipe, fall sangria recipes, honeycrisp apple sangria, honeycrisp sangria, sangria recipes, white wine sangria
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating


Sunday 1st of November 2020

I know I am late to this party and this review will sink to the bottom of the pile, but I was struck at how many people commented on the look of the recipe before making it. I have made this multiple times and every time, this sangria gets rave reviews. It is a light and delicious and perfect for tailgates and autumn gatherings. I skip the sugar/cinnamon step since I am always making enough to fit into a large beverage dispenser. There is never any left! There is a reward for running out: eating the fruit when the sangria is gone. Better than dessert. Belated thanks for the recipe.

Jennifer Kurtz

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Love the great drink ideas.


Wednesday 30th of September 2015

This looks delicious! I'll be featuring it in a round up post tomorrow at Creating My Happiness!

Carrie Smith

Saturday 12th of September 2015

This is such a delicious sounding drink! I may have to make it for a couple of parties I'm hosting this fall! Thank you so much for the recipe :)


Thursday 30th of October 2014

I keep coming back to this recipe! I recently started a blog and shared it! I can't wait to make it again this holiday season! :)


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