Autumn Sangria for Under $12

Chopped fruit and beverages used for my autumn sangria

Hi All,

I hope wherever you are the weather has begun to cool down, If you’re following me on Instagram – which you should be doing- and took the time to watch my IG Story, you caught me making an autumn sangria. It is something I started doing in college, and it began my go-to alcoholic drink during the cooler months.



Making Your Sangria


Ingredients used for my autumn sangria | | petite blogger's fall sangria recipe

This is pretty simple stuff to make. As long as you’re decent with a knife and wine opener you shouldn’t have any issues. (Don’t do what I did in my Instagram tutorial and forget your cinnamon sticks).

  • Apple Cider – 64oz
  • Red Wine (I chose Merlot) – 25oz
  • 2 Medium Sized Apples Chopped
  • 2 Plums Chopped
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks or 1tblspn of Ground Cinnamon
  • Whiskey ( As little or as much as your heart desires)
  • Wine Opener
  • 1 Gallon Sized Container
  • Wooden Spoon

Fresh fruit used in my autumn sangria recipe | | petite blogger's autumn sangria


Chop up the fruit, pour the wine and apple cider into the container, plop the chopped fruit into the jug, then let the cinnamon sticks slide into the mixture. Once this is done, whip it all up with the wooden spoon and add whiskey if you’d like. Let sit for at least 5 hours, but best results happen overnight.

The Occasion

Where might you serve this? The options are limitless and all dependent on your personality. One year I mixed this up for a girls night with a cheese and fruit spread. Without the whiskey it’s the right alcohol content to get you a little buzzed but productive enough to get some work done. This version is best for those on a budget because it’s under $12 and comes just under 1 gallon.

Chopped plum for my autumn sangria with apple cider | | petite blogger makes fall sangria

Another time I made this sangria, it was a substitute for PJ before going out for Halloween shenanigans and weekend partying. That’s how the whiskey got added, and it was the best addition I could’ve thought of. If you know me, you know I have a love for wine and whiskey. The true marriage of bougie and ratchet is this sangria with whiskey.



No matter which version you decide is best for you and your crew, I’m sure it’ll be a hit and become a staple in your autumn recipe book.



Aitza B

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  • I love sangria! It’s one of my favourite drinks! I’ve never tried to make it myself though, but it doesn’t look too hard with this recipe

  • Nawal

    It looks good, actually yeah! I hope you enjoyed I just don’t drink alcohol so I don’t really know what it tastes like.

  • Sian

    I have never actually had or tasted sangria but it sounds super delicious! What a simple recipe too!

  • Julie Syl

    Woww! I had no idea how to do make it! I’m really glad that you shared it on your blog.

  • Belinda

    Thanks for the recipe. One to put away for the warmer weather!

  • It’s my favorite drink too, especially with the fresh fruits and the spices, I use some fresh orange juice too, your recipe sounds wonderful, will give it try for sure. Thanks for sharing ❤

  • As far as hoping it would be cool down … our weather in Maine went a little too far to the extreme, from short sleeves and shorts just a couple weeks ago (unseasonably WARM) – to “what the heck, where’s my winter coat?” this morning, at about 17 degrees and wind chill of about 8 degrees!

    But this sangria/cider drink looks delicious! The only thing that would improve it would be to WARM it up, like hot cider temp, as that would probably take the chill off around here! (Drinking hot cocoa/mocha at the moment!)

  • Oh I bet this is delicious! I love sangria! I make one with apple cider, caramel vodka and white wine!

  • Yum! I love sangria and anything honey crisp. We will have to make this at our upcoming gathering!

  • I LOVE sangria. It’s so tasty but also so versatile for all the seasons!