Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Dry • Intermediate
Ultimate Autumn Sangria

This seasonal Sangria is just what you need to ease you out of the hot days of summer and into cozy fall nights. Made with a base of sweet-tart Moscato, spicy applejack and an aromatic cocktail syrup infused with whole cloves, it harnesses a banquet of fresh autumn produce, adding fresh pears and apples into the mix. Tart and piquant, it’s the perfect pitcherful to whip up after a day of jumping in leaves—or even an impressive cocktail for a Thanksgiving feast.

The Essentials

Apples and Pears
Bar Spoon
The Details
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1 750-ml Moscato
3 oz Applejack
2 oz Clove Syrup
Apples and Pears
Half a Bartlett pear, sliced (for garnish)
Half a lemon, sliced (for garnish)


  • In a pitcher, combine the wine, apple brandy and clove syrup. Stir to mix.
  • Slice the apples, pears and lemons, and add them to the pitcher.
  • Chill the Sangria for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • When ready, pour into glasses filled with ice, making sure to include some of the fresh fruit slices.