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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

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Yield: 4 - 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerator Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes

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


  • 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


  1. Peel, core, and chop one of the apples.
  2. In a pitcher, combine the Chardonnay, schnapps, and honey.
  3. 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)
  4. Strain the sangria into another pitcher.
  5. Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple.
  6. Peel, section, and chop the remaining orange.
  7. Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.
  8. On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat them.
  10. Fill the glasses with ice.
  11. Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full.
  12. Top with a splash of club soda.
  13. Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

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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.

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