Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria — Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

glass pitcher of apple cider sangria

Easy Apple Cider Drink Recipe

I look at sangria as a way to get creative. No rules, think outside the box, and that’s exactly what I did with this apple cider drink.

Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, cinnamon sticks, and rather than using wine or champagne, I used sparking apple cider (non-alcoholic) and Lipton Green Tea Citrus flavor iced tea.

The combination of the sparkling apple cider and the green tea are perfect together. The sangria is sweet enough that my daughter enjoyed it, but it’s not overly sweet. It’s easy, very refreshing, and I really liked the two flavors together but you could always add a bottle of bubbly rather than the sparkling cider for an adults-only party.

I made a half-batch of the recipe below by first adding the fruit to my pitcher and then topping off with liquid. If you’re serving this for a larger party, make the recipe as written. Whether you’re having a party of two or eight, you’re set.

After all, sharing special moments with friends and family is what life is about.

For my daughter, that special moment involved happily diving in for the pomegranate seeds with her fingers that were at the bottom of her glass after she finished drinking.

bottle of Lipton green tea citrus

What’s in Apple Cider Sangria? 

To make this alcohol-free apple sangria recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider
  • Lipton Green Tea (Citrus Flavor) 
  • Ice

How to Make Apple Cider Sangria 

To make this apple cinnamon sangria, simply add all the ingredients to a large pitcher, stir to combine, and enjoy! You’re going to LOVE this fall sangria! 

glass of apple sangria garnished with a cinnamon stick and fruit

Can I Add Alcohol to This Apple Sangria? 

Yes, you’re welcome to substitute Champagne or prosecco for all or half of the sparkling apple cider.

Can I Prep This Fall Sangria in Advance?  

Yes, you can serve this apple cinnamon sangria immediately over ice if desired, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours before serving. Just note that the sparkling cider loses carbonation as time passes.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria - Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! So easy! Make it for your next party and everyone will want a refill!!

Tips for Making Apple Cider Sangria 

You can find sparkling apple cider in the juice aisle of most any grocery store. Or, buy it online

If you plan on serving this apple sangria right away, make sure all the ingredients are chilled before assembling (including the fruit). This way, your apple cider drink will be cold when you serve it. 

If you hate seeding pomegranates, Trader Joe’s sells pomegranate seeds in their refrigerated case. Makes prepping this fall sangria a little easier! 

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
Yield: 8

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon sticks with sparkling cider are a FUN twist on classic sangria!! One of the BEST apple cider drinks!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples, diced into bite-sized pieces (Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, or your favorite)
  • 2 medium oranges, sliced thinly
  • about 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • about 4 cinnamon sticks
  • one 750 ml bottle non-alcoholic sparking apple cider, chilled (champagne or prosecco may be substituted)
  • 4 cups Lipton Green Tea Citrus flavor iced tea, chilled
  • ice, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. To a large pitcher or punch bowl, add the fruit, cinnamon sticks, top off with the liquids, and stir to combine.
  2. Serve immediately over ice if desired, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours before serving, noting that the sparkling cider loses carbonation as time passes.

Notes

Tip: Trader Joe’s sells pomegranate seeds in their refrigerated case so you don’t have to DIY

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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Skinny Caramel Frappuccino— This drink is too good to be true! It’s cold, creamy, rich, and satisfying, plus it’s only 50 calories per serving. 

Creamy Nutella Martini — This martini is creamy, smooth, and satisfying. The Frangelico adds hazelnut, cinnamon, and vanilla notes, while the Irish cream provides richness and creaminess.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream — Homemade Baileys Irish Cream comes together 1 minute, with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Rich, creamy, and the flavor is a dead ringer for store-bought! 

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