Apple Cider White Wine Sangria


We’re ending dry January with this Apple Cider White Wine Sangria. Yes, it’s still technically January, but it’s Australia day, and we wanted to drink alongside them. This thirst-quenching bevvie is the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up for those who are in need of an easy, tasty brunch mate or just fancy a drink anytime of day. Apple cider, apricot brandy, ginger beer, and fresh fruit elevate a simple Pinot Grigio to a refreshing, easy-drinking treat. Maybe too easy-drinking!

It’s the dead of winter here, and while we’re dealing with the endless freeze/thaw cycle that is a Newfoundland winter, we’re dreaming of balmy, sunny days in Australia. Well, imagining in my case. Nicole has been, but I have not. This drink is still a bit wintry with the use of apple cider and warming cinnamon sticks. But, it is so refreshing, it wouldn’t be out of place on a warm sunny day either. We’ll be using it again this winter, and most definitely again this summer when we can enjoy it on a warm deck!


Apple Cider White Wine Sangria

A warming and refreshing white wine sangria that’s perfect anytime of the year.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 bottle white wine we used a pinot grigio
  • 1/2 cup apricot brandy
  • 2 cups fresh pressed apple cider in refrigerated section
  • 1 bottle ginger beer we used Crabbies
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 large apple sliced thinly
  • 1 small peach or apricot sliced
  • 1 handful mint leaves


  • Mix all ingredients, except for the ginger beer in a 2L pitcher.
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, adding the ginger beer just before serving.  Serve over ice and garnished with mint and cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!
Keyword apple cider, apricot brandy, brunch, cinnamon, ginger beer, lemonade, pinot grigo, white wine


The recipe is credited to Nicole and Katherine – The former owner of