Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria is a simple holiday sangria with a splash of bourbon for an extra punch!

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria - Pouring Bourbon into a Jug of Sangria It seems fitting to post a cocktail recipe the morning after election day, right?!  I mean, I don't even know what the results are yet because I'm writing this while watching election coverage (but #imwithher!) but either way, we're gonna need a drink.

A drink to celebrate.  A drink to drown our sorrows.  Because after this past year, we could all use a big. fat. drink.

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria - a Jug Full of SangriaThis Apple Cider BOURBON Sangria will absolutely do the trick either way.

While bourbon isn't a typical sangria ingredient, I wanted this sangria to have a little punch to it.  Something to make you feel warm and fuzzy.  Bourbon does the trick.

But if you're not exactly a bourbon fan, brandy is a great substitute.

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria - Apples, Cinnamon and Other Ingredients

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria

The ingredients in this sangria are super simple.

Apple cider.

White wine.


La Croix or other sparkling water.



That's it!  Mix it all together, let the fruit soak up all that yummy flavor, and serve!

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria - Holding in the Hand a Full GlassWhile this apple cider bourbon sangria is a great post-election drink, I think it's an even better holiday drink!  I mean, doesn't this just scream Thanksgiving and Christmas?!

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria - Fantastic Drink for Every Holiday

Whipping up a big batch of sangria is definitely easier than pouring individual cocktails.  In fact, sangria is best when prepped ahead of time because then the fruit gets to soak up all that goodness.

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria Delicious Closeup

Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria

Print Rate


  • 1 bottle white wine like a pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 2 apples chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 1 can Peach Pear La Croix club soda will work too


  • Combine wine, cider, bourbon, apples, cranberries and cinnamon sticks in a pitcher.
  • Let sit for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
  • Immediately prior to serving, add La Croix and stir to combine.
  • Serve in wine glasses.
  • Enjoy!
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Also, check out my Cranberry Apple Sangria, too!

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