Our Favorite Sangrias for Fall

Extend your summer love affair well into the next season.

Food Network Kitchen’s Autumn Apple Sangria.

Food Network Kitchen’s Autumn Apple Sangria.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

You took that annual trip to the orchard — or hit up the farmers market last Saturday — and by now you've baked all you can bake with those apples. How else will you use up that beautiful haul? Let us introduce you to our always pleasing friend sangria.

Turns out, it's not just for summer parties. Fall fruit, like apples, cranberries and oranges, and those favorite autumnal spices, think cinnamon and cloves, are just what your punch bowl's been missing.

Autumn Apple Sangria (pictured above)

This bright sangria is filled with the best of both apple worlds, made with a tart Granny Smith apple and a sweet apple, such as a Gala. And a lemon-cinnamon syrup and apple brandy are the perfect complement to a bottle of dry white wine.

Food Network Kitchen’s Orange, Aperol and Rosemary Sangria.

Food Network Kitchen’s Orange, Aperol and Rosemary Sangria.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

This bright orange sangria features Aperol, a slightly bitter orange-flavored aperitif, as well as orange liqueur, soda, juice and slices. Garnish each glass with fresh rosemary for an herbal hit no one will expect but everyone will love.

Food Network Kitchen’s CranberryClementine Mulled Sangria.

Food Network Kitchen’s CranberryClementine Mulled Sangria.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

If fall has failed to arrive in your neighborhood yet, but you're craving the flavors of mulled wine, you're in luck. This mulled wine is for you. Boil fragrant spices, including allspice and cinnamon, then add tea bags and sweeten with maple syrup. Chill before serving for a refreshing sip perfect for fall parties.

Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

This is a fun, fruity sangria even beer lovers will enjoy. Combine white grape juice, vodka and fruit, then let the flavors infuse for at least an hour. Fill glasses halfway with the juice mixture, then top with wheat beer. We consider this game-day sip a surefire win.

Food beauty of Giadas Apple Raspberry Sangria as seen on season 4 of the Food Network show Giadas Holiday Handbook

Food beauty of Giadas Apple Raspberry Sangria as seen on season 4 of the Food Network show Giadas Holiday Handbook

Photo by: Melissa Libertelli

Melissa Libertelli

An apple cider-based sangria simply could not be more fitting for a fall gathering. Giada De Laurentiis' recipe is easy to love, as it's filled with fresh raspberries, diced apples and orange slices, as well as orange liqueur and white wine. But perhaps the best part of all is that this crowd-pleaser can be made up to two days ahead!

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Warm up with Bobby Flay's mulled red wine sangria, ready to enjoy in only 20 minutes. His fans say it's just what you need on Thanksgiving.

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