This cool and refreshing Autumn Fig Sangria recipe is super easy to make and the perfect white wine cocktail for your upcoming parties…
As we are about to dive deep into the holiday season, it means tons of parties and get-togethers are just on the horizon. I have many options up my sleeve for pre-batched cocktails and drinks to serve.
But I, Ashley, always fall back to one that is essentially full proof — sangria. It is an elevated option to serve at parties without much more effort than pouring a glass of wine. My kind of entertaining!
Sangria is a popular option to serve as a hostess, due to it’s simplicity and its versatility, while still seeming like the mostest (ha!). Vodka sodas need not apply here.
I made a simple sangria that highlights the best of this season’s flavors and features one of my favorite fruits figs.
Meet the Autumn Fig Sangria recipe…
Can I Use Different Types of Wine for Sangria
As the weather becomes chillier, you can replace it with a crisp, fruit-forward red wine such as pinot noir for more intense flavors to recreate something like our mulled wine recipe rather than a sangria version.
Let it warm up a bit outside of the fridge post infusing to bring out the red’s flavors more.
Substituting Ingredients in a Sangria Recipe
Figs are in the prime time right now. But if you do not have access to fresh figs, rehydrated dried figs or other seasonal fruit like persimmons can be used in it’s place.
The beauty of Sangria is it’s ability to adjust based on tastes and the season.
What Fruit Goes Best In Sangria?
You can use almost any fruits in sangria, but the most common choices are slices of orange or lemon. Some people like to add cherries and peaches for extra flavor; always marinate your fruits overnight before making this refreshing drink!
Can You Leave Fruit In Sangria Overnight?
It’s generally recommended that you let the wine rest overnight or at the very least, for a couple of hours in the refrigerator before serving it. The fruit juices get into the wine, sweetening it up and letting it infuse.
Another great thing that comes with making sangria, pretty presentation. I like to pick fruits that not only work well flavor-wise, but color-wise as well.
The infused fruit will end up in the glass as you serve or guests help themselves which means you don’t have to stop and cute garnishes throughout the party.
Ingredients Used To Make Fig Sangria
This autumn-flavored infused sangria relies on autumn fruit and spice to give it a warming yet crisp flavor. It is still not freezing in some parts of the country so I went with a refreshing white wine.
- Dry white wine (or fruit-forward red wine)
- Apple cider
- Apple brandy
- Orange liqueur
- Orange, sliced
- Red apple sliced
- Pear, sliced
- Figs, sliced
- Cinnamon sticks
Steps Needed To Make Fig Sangria Cocktail
1 — Add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and let infuse for 4 hours or preferably overnight in the fridge.
2 — To serve, pour into glasses with ice, unless using red wine then serve without ice.
It’s really that simple! Just a pour and a stir, and you’re ready to celebrate with all your guests!
This Autumn Fig Sangria recipe will be your easy go-to cocktail to serve whether a night in, having the ladies over, or for a glitzy holiday soirée.
In case you’re looking for some other cocktail recipes to warm up with, here are some of my favorites —
- An easy blood orange sangria recipe
- The best easy turkey chili recipe
- An easy hot spiced wine recipe
- Coffee old fashioned cocktail for a twist on the classic
- Healthy easy baked apple recipe
Autumn Fig Sangria Recipe
- 1 bottle dry white wine (or fruit forward red wine)
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup apple brandy
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 red apple sliced
- 1 pear sliced
- 5 figs sliced
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- Add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and let infuse for 4 hours or preferable overnight in the fridge.
- To serve, pour into glasses with ice, unless using red wine then serve with out ice.