Cocktail Hour // Perfect Fall Sangria


I know it’s Tuesday, but after a whirlwind week in NYC last week and a fun weekend visit from my best friend, I sort of feel like I am just getting caught up!  How were your  weekends?  I hope you all enjoyed last week’s Cocktail Hour post with Mark and Graham, because we are back this week with another one!  This one is a major favorite too!  Hope on over to M & G for the full post and more of Melissa’s beautiful photos…



(makes 5 glasses)

  • 1 bottle of red wine (the fruit is going to add some sweetness, so opt for something a little more full-bodied)
  • 1-2 cups apple brandy
  • 4 oranges
  • 4 apples
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • Whole cinnamon sticks (2 for the sangria, and 1 per glass that you plan on serving)
24 hours before serving, combine red wine, 1 cup of apple brandy, pomegranate juice, fruit, and 2 cinnamon sticks into a large carafe or serving container.  Cover and refrigerate for 12-24 hours. Sample before serving and add more brandy to taste.  Garnish glasses with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick.
Enjoy!  (And have an extra glass for me!)
Photography by Melissa Valladares

  1. that looks delicious, and what gorgeous photos!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thanks, Molly! I am a huge fan of everything Melissa shoots 🙂

  2. I made a very similar version of this but using Vinho Verde for a white sangria — will definitely have to try this red version with the pomegranate!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Yum, I love the idea of sparkling sangria! Did you still soak the fruit overnight? Was it still sparkling the next day?

  3. sounds like it will hit the spot…..

  4. Yumm! This looks amazing! No wonder Camille is excited about making this sangria this weekend!

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