A perfect cocktail for fall and winter, this easy sangria recipe is made from in-season fruits, apple cider, kombucha, and white wine. A delicious cocktail to serve at gatherings and holidays. 

Prep: 10 minsTotal: 10 mins (+ 1 hour soaking time)
Servings: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 medium apple, any variety
  • 1 medium pear, any variety
  • 24 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • 2 whole star anise (optional)
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle ginger-flavor kombucha or ginger beer
  • Optional garnishes & toppings: Additional cinnamon sticks, whole star anise, sprigs of fresh thyme, and sparkling water


  1. Thinly slice the apple and pear. Add the apple and pear slices to a large pitcher along with the cinnamon sticks and star anise (if using).
  2. Add the wine, apple cider, and kombucha to the pitcher; stir gently.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. 
  4. To serve, divide chilled sangria and fruit among 8 glasses, spooning some of the fruit into each glass. If desired, top each glass with a splash of sparkling water to add some fresh bubbles. Garnish servings with a cinnamon stick, star anise, and/or a sprig of thyme. Serve chilled. 


If desired, add 1/2 cup vodka or apple brandy to the pitcher. 

Use your favorite variety of apple, pear, and ginger-flavor kombucha. 

Mocktail Version (Alcohol Free Sangria): Replace the bottle of white wine with 1 1/2 cups of sparkling apple cider (or sparkling white grape juice), and 1 1/2 cups of sparkling water. Follow the rest of the recipe as written. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 131
  • Fat: 0 g
  • (Sat Fat: 0 g)
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • (Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 11 g)
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


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