Caramel Apple Sangria


Apples Apples Apples!! They are everywhere in New England! What better way to celebrate them than in a delicious sangria!
Every fall get together I always make this signature cocktail and it’s always a hit. I mean who doesn’t love a good Sangria?

The great thing about this recipe it’s quick, simple and easy to mix up.
You can switch it up a bit and substitute the fresh apple cider with sparkling or use salted caramel vodka instead. It will have the same great fall flavors, with a little extra bubble and fizz.



Generally speaking, I really do not see the need go all out with a fancy wine when making sangria. For this one, I suggest a nice Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling (dry or sweet). I used fresh apple cider, but if you prefer sparkling, go for it! And the same goes for the vodka, I like to use Vanilla, but you can also use regular vodka or Salted Caramel. The possibilities are endless!



Chop Chop Chop up all the apples and pears into squares or slices, I usually cut mine in squares because I think its easier to sip through when it’s in the glass,  and not to mention that they get sangria-soaked quicker.



Garnishing your glass by lining it with caramel is the ultimate indulgence here, it just gives it that extra something special. This is why I like to use the vanilla vodka vs salted caramel, for me it adds another layer of flavor almost like an apple pie.

I used the Trader Joes Fleur de Sel Caramel sauce, I find it to have the perfect consistency for lining the glass and it dissolves pretty quickly in the sangria mixture. No fancy tools needed for this I just took a small spoon and drizzled it on the inside of the rim and it dripped down beautifully.



For extra juicy flavorful sangria refrigerate it for a few hours so the fruit can soak into the sangria and permeate it. Serve it over a bed of ice if you like it to be more chilled.

If you love to entertain and have family and friends over, this sangria is for you, it’s yummy, quick to make and looks beautiful!


Caramel Apple Sangria

makes 12 servings


  • 1 Bottle of White Wine
  • 1 Cup of Vanilla Vodka
  • 6 cups of Fresh Apple Cider
  • 4 Apples chopped up
  • 2 Pears chopped up
  • 1/4 cup of Caramel Sauce/Syrup and extra for garnishing
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (optional)
Cut up your apples and pears into small squares or slices,  place them along with the cinnamon sticks on the bottom of a large pitcher. Drizzle the caramel over the apples, pears, and cinnamon sticks.
Add white wine, vodka and apple cider stir well until the caramel is fully dissolved.
Refrigerate for a few hours before serving,
Line the glasses with caramel before serving. Fill glass with the chilled sangria, yummy fruit and enjoy!!



Did you make this?

Please let me know how it turned out, I would love to hear back from you leave a comment below or post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag  #wt_julia



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