Caramel Apple Sangria

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Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe – Apple cider sangria with caramel vodka & white wine.  This is the best easy Fall sangria recipe.

Ingredients for Caramel Apple Sangria: White wine, caramel vodka, apple cider, and applesThis fruity drink tastes like an adult caramel apple. White wine mixed with caramel vodka, apple cider, and chopped apples. Serve this at your next holiday party or any time of year.

You could switch up this easy sangria recipe by using sparkling apple cider.  It will have the same great fall flavors, with a little extra bubble and fizz.

Large pitcher of Caramel Apple Sangria

I use pinot grigio for this because I like dry wine.  If you know you like sweet wine, you could use something like riesling or moscato.  Just remember the apple cider will sweeten things up too.

Serve it chilled or over ice.  Add chopped apples to each individual glass or to the sangria pitcher.

Glass of apple cider sangria

How do you make Caramel Apple Sangria?

  • In a large pitcher, add 1 bottle of mild white wine.
  • Add caramel vodka, and apple cider.  Then, stir.
  • Add chopped apples.
  • Serve cold.

Watch the step by step video for this Apple Cider Sangria Recipe with caramel vodka below:

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glass of apple cider sangria with white wine, caramel vodka, and apple cider

Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe

5 from 34 votes
Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe - Apple cider sangria with caramel vodka & white wine.  This is the best easy Fall sangria recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Servings 10 servings
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle pinot grigio -or your favorite mild white wine
  • 1 cup caramel flavored vodka
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 medium apples -cored and chopped


  • Stir the wine, vodka, and apple cider together in a large pitcher.
  • Add the chopped apples to the pitcher, or to individual glasses.
  • Serve the sangria cold or over ice.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course Drinks
Keyword apple cider sangria, caramel apple sangria recipe, Fall cocktail recipe, white apple sangria
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    This has been my favorite sangria recipe! I have brought it to Thanksgiving dinner for quite few years now. My entire family loves it!

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing! I’ve made this the last several Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings and it goes fast! So easy and tastes even better the longer it sits so I always make it ahead of time to let the flavors blend well! (But it’s great no matter what, so no judgement if you happen to finish it right after making it!) 😉

  3. 5 stars
    This has become my go-to signature cocktail during the fall. It is always a crowd-pleaser! And easy! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this a few years ago for a fall party and it was wonderful. I am doing it again for a Halloween Party. I had tried using Fireball as a variant to the caramel vodka for a more cinnamon taste. Both are good.

  5. This sangria recipe sounds so good and I’m planning on making it. Anyone know the measurements for a single serving so I can try it ? We are not having a get together just yet and I don’t want to make an entire pitcher just yet!

    1. 5 stars
      1 bottle of wine is 4 glasses. I assure you one pitcher is not too much! I have made this several times and it is a keeper. Hope you enjoy!!

  6. 5 stars
    This drink is delicious tried st my daughter in laws. Now going to make it myself love love Love it. Thank you

  7. I added caramel and cinnamon sugar to the rim of the glasses! This takes a great drink to a whole new level of scrumptious!

  8. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe I have tried. I do soak the apples in fireball for at least an hour for extra flavor and an extra kick!

  9. 5 stars
    I just want to say that I’ve been making this for Thanksgiving every year for the last 4 years. It’s always a huge hit and I’ve used different kinds of white wines (whatever i have on hand). I do add a bit of seltzer to cut the sweetness a bit, but that’s a personal preference.

    1. Yes I have Melissa and it was very good! I bought the small bottles like you see in the pic and I tried 1 bottle first to the pitcher & tested it. I think I put 2 small bottles in to give it a spicey kick of cinnamon, it was a couple years ago so I don’t remember exactly. Very good tho & a big hit!👍

      1. 5 stars
        This sangria is soooo good! I used Pinot Grigio and soaked my apples in fireball. Two batches is a good idea if you have a crowd. It goes fast!

    2. 5 stars
      I know it’s after the fact of your event but I have used fireball and/or spiced rum to add a little more kick and its the only way I make it now!!

  10. I would like to know if I can make this a day or 2 in advance. Want to make for shower and put into pouches

    1. Did you get a response to your question?
      I would like to know if I can make this a day or 2 in advance. Want to make for shower and put into pouches

      1. I made this 2 days in advance and also tried it the day of. 100% better if you make it in advance because the ingredients blended much better! The apples I added the night before and omggggg we all fought over who got to eat the apples.

  11. I am looking to make approximately 3 gallons of this, can someone let me know approximately how may bottles of wine/caramel vodka and apple cider that would take?

  12. 5 stars
    I made this for Christmas. It was a big hit. I used sweet Riesling. It had just the right amount of sweetness. It was so easy to make.

  13. 5 stars
    Fantastic! Made it for the second year for our fall fest and it was a huge hit! So great one guest is using it for her signature drink at her fall wedding next year!! Thank you!!

  14. I live in Pennsylvania, a local vineyard (Clover Hill) makes a spiced apple wine. I used it for this recipe, with Honey Crisp apples, it was EXCELLENT!

  15. 5 stars
    I made this for Friendsgiving last night and it was a huge hit!! It’s was so yummy, I can’t wait to make it again

  16. There used to be a sparkling cranberry sangria on this site but on Pinterest it just leads me to this recipe instead. I make the sangria every thanksgiving, it would be great to get the recipe back.

  17. I made the caramel apple sangria with Moscato d’asti for our Halloween party and it was a major hit! Tastes just like a caramel apple! Sooo good it’s dangerous!

  18. 5 stars
    Has anyone tried this with a Chardonnay instead of the Pinot? I have Chard on hand and was hoping to get away with using it instead?

  19. 5 stars
    I made this for a family gathering on Christmas. I followed the recipe exactly, except I added some whole cranberries to make it more festive. The flavor was delicious, not too strong, just right! Everyone loved it.

  20. I was wondering if this could be made and stored in canning jars nd placed in the fridge. I was going to make it now and have it for Christmas or New Years but wasn’t sure of the “shelf life”, or if the apples sitting in it would make it go bad.

  21. 5 stars
    I just made this for a Halloween party, and at the suggestion of my bartender friend, used an alcoholic dry apple cider, and had to substitute salted caramel rye instead of the caramel vodka (the only one my local LS had was quite a bit more expensive!). My first attempt was VERY strong lol, but when I made the full batch I added half a carton of pure apple juice and it was amazing! A few cinnamon sticks and diced apples made it perfectly seasonal and absolutely delicious. Thanks!

  22. I would love to make this for my wedding but vodka makes some people I know, less than friendly. Is there a substitute I can use instead of vodka? Last thing I need is a fight at my wedding! LOL!

  23. 5 stars
    made this last night for friends before a christmas party and everyone LOVED IT!!! I chopped apples and cooked them down with some of the sangria plus cinnamon and maple syrup, put it in a bowl on the side for everyone to add and that made it really awesome. Will definitely make again, it was a total hit. THANK YOU!

  24. Will Moscato wine work for this recipe or will it make it too sweet?? I’m making it today for Thanksgiving!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!! 🙂

  25. 5 stars
    Made this and I loved it. I didn’t realize that I picked a bottle of spiced cider…it still tasted great. The extra flavors just added to the whole drink. I’ll try with regular cider. I used the same exact measurements…I know what I’ll be bringing to holiday gatherings etc this season

  26. I love that you have Louisburg cider. I have a lot of family there. It’s all I buy! We can get it here in Omaha!

    1. Hi Jen,
      You could totally use spiced apple cider. It will add a lot of spiciness to the drink, however. It just depends on your taste preferences. I personally don’t care for spiced cider, so I probably wouldn’t like it. But if you know that you are a fan of spiced cider, they you will probably love it in this drink. Hope you like it 🙂

  27. I made a large batch of this and many thought it was too sweet! I can’t drink /test it myself, but has anyone ever cut it with a 1/4 c of bourbon and/or added club soda to cut the sweetness down? Other options could be to add OJ, but I don’t know how well that would go… Thank you!

    1. I think it all depends on your taste preferences. If you typically enjoy sweeter wines like white zinfandel, then you will probably like it in this drink. I think the sparkling cider idea is great! It would just give it a little bit of fizz, which sounds lovely.

  28. In case you all were wondering, I have calculated the ABV for this mixture. Using 30% spirits and 13.5% wine, this cocktail weighs in at a nice 7.2% ABV. Drink responsibly!

  29. So I bought Salted caramel vodka by mistake. :/ Do you think it will taste ok with the ‘salt’ flavor? Don’t want to make up a whole batch and have it taste icky!……

      1. Did anyone find out if using salted Carmel vodka would be ok? My husband bought that instead of regular Carmel vodka.

  30. 5 stars
    Made this today, half with pinot and half with moscato. LOVED the moscato, really helps mask the vodka’s strength. Pinot tasted like cough syrup. I’ll make the moscato one again for sure. Thanks for the recipe!

  31. This sounds wonderful! Going to serve this at thanksgiving. I was wondering what brand Pinot Grigio is best?

  32. I’m making this tomorrow for a girls’ night, perfect for this cold weather. Any ideas on what to eat with a drink like this? We need something to munch on and to soak up some of the booze!

  33. How would this be with regular vodka? I have Celiac Disease and can’t have flavored vodka (I can only drink certain brands that are distilled from non-wheat grains). I’d love to have this for our Halloween party. Thank you!

    1. Nicole,
      This cocktail gets all of it’s caramel flavor from the caramel flavored vodka. So, you could add caramel flavoring in other ways. I know they make caramel flavored coffee syrups, hopefully some of those are gluten free. You could also add caramel extract, which some stores carry in the spice section.
      Hope this helps.

    2. When I made this i simply warmed the apple cider and stirred in a few tablespoons of caramel (i let it cool before adding the boozy part) the brand was Bonne Maman, its a spreadable caramel thats pretty good, though I do get it here in germany I don’t know about stateside brands. It worked out just fine, for a party tomorrow I think i shall try mulling the cider first then adding in the alcohol once its cooled.

    3. Try infusing a bottle of vodka such as Chopin or Ciroc (both gluten free) with caramel candies. Buy about 20 of the bite sized candy and place into an airtight container with the vodka. Shake it vigorously and then let it sit for about 3 or 4 days tasting each day, shaking periodically. Strain it with a cheesecloth when the flavor is just right and you’re all set, Gluten free caramel vodka! You can also add a quarter of a teaspoon (at most) of salt to make it a salted caramel vodka. Have fun!!

  34. 5 stars
    I made this at an atumn-themed party I had a few days ago and it was a HUGE hit! Absolutely delicious; I had to warn people that it actually was alcoholic because it just tasted so good. One moderation I made was adding about 1/2 a cup of fireball rum and it was awesome!

    1. Kat,
      Basically, it depends. As long as it’s stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, it will be good until the expiration date listed on the apple cider container. However, once a bottle of wine has been opened, the taste will deteriorate over time. Some wines will take on a vinegary taste and aroma after a couple of days. This depends on the type, brand, and year of the wine.
      Since the wine is being mixed up in a sangria, I always buy inexpensive wine for this. And, I haven’t had any problems with the taste after a few days. I’m pretty sure I’ve stored it up to 4 days without any problems. Beyond that, I’m not sure how good it will be.
      Hope this helps.

    1. Amanda,
      Absolutely! That sounds fantastic!
      Keep in mind that alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water. And, if it is boiled, some of the alcohol will ‘cook off’.

    2. Amanda,
      Absolutely! That sounds fantastic!
      Keep in mind that alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water. And, if it is boiled, some of the alcohol will ‘cook off’.

        1. 5 stars
          I put the cider in a crock pot, along with cinnamon sticks, a whole orange with cloves stuck in it and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Then I just put the bottle of caramel vodka beside the crock pot, and my guests can add it, or have it alcohol free.

    3. Hi Amanda,
      I’m making this and plan on soaking the apple first in lemon lime soda, will that make a difference in the taste?
      Thanks Jane Yenni

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