12 Fantastic Fall Drinks

Once the weather gets a chill, it’s time for fall drinks! Here are the best of the season, from fall sangria to spiked apple cider (includes non-alcoholic).

Fall sangria recipe

Once the weather gets a little chill, it’s time for fall drinks! You know, the drinks that warm you from the inside out? And we’re not just talking cocktails here. We’ve got a lineup of all the cozy-spiced drinks, from apple cider sangria to gingerbread hot chocolate, from spiked cider to pomegranate mocktails. These drinks are so beautiful they easily work for entertaining, but of course you can drink them anytime!

Most of these drinks require very little special equipment. You won’t need any cocktail shakers or muddlers or jiggers or even special glasses. Most of them are simply made by heating things up in a pan: like our mulled wine or spiked apple cider. Well, let’s just get to them already!

And now…our best fall drinks!

Other fall things

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Fall sangria recipe

Fall Sangria with Apple Cider

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


This fall sangria with apple cider recipe pairs sparkling apple cider with red wine, orange and cinnamon. In a word: WOW.



  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 750 ml bottle dry red wine, such as Rioja
  • 1 750 ml bottle sparkling cider or apple cider
  • Optional garnishes: Cinnamon stick, rosemary sprig, remaining orange slices


  1. Thinly slice the apple, pear, and orange. Place them into a medium bowl and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Transfer to a large pitcher. Allow to stand for 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. After 1 hour, pour in the red wine. You can use it immediately, or chill for up to 3 hours.
  4. To serve, fill a glass with ice. Fill halfway with sparkling apple cider, then halfway with red wine mixture. Garnish with cinnamon stick, rosemary or orange slices. When you’ve polished off the sangria, you can snack on the sweetened fruit.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktail

Keywords: Fall Drinks

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

1 Comment

  • Reply
    Michelle Catapang
    September 9, 2020 at 4:15 am

    The different drinks above are a must-try. I can’t wait to try them all. Thank you for this.

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