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bourbon sangria in pitcher and glasses.
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5 from 2 votes

Bourbon Sangria

This bourbon sangria is made with dry red wine, fruit, and just a little juice for an easy pitcher cocktail that's perfect for fall and winter.
Prep Time5 mins
Minimum Chill Time:4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Sarah Trenalone


  • 1 apple or pear, roughly chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled + sliced Or 2-3 mandarin oranges (peeled + sliced or segmented)
  • 2 ounces bourbon Or use another unflavored whiskey
  • 2 ounces apple cider (non-alcoholic) or orange juice Use more for a sweeter sangria
  • 750 milliliter bottle cabernet sauvignon Or use another dry red wine


  • Add fruit to a large pitcher. Add the bourbon and cider (or orange juice).
    Pitcher with Fruit, Bourbon + Juice.
  • Pour the wine into the pitcher and stir.
    Cover the pitcher and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
    bourbon sangria in a pitcher.
  • Taste the sangria. If desired, add more juice for a sweeter sangria.
    Serve chilled.
    bourbon sangria in pitcher and glasses.


This recipe is easily halved (for a smaller group) or doubled (for a larger group).
To swap the juice for sparkling cider or hard cider, wait until just before serving to add the cider. 
Fruit variations: 
  • Use all oranges, all apples or all pears
  • Use plums, pomegranate seeds or persimmons


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg