Thanksgiving Sangria Cocktail Recipe

thanksgiving sangria

Hello world! I bet you’re wondering where is your normal Sunday Brunch Bunch review! We’re putting it on hold because who else loves a nice sangria? We do! And this is a Thanksgiving Sangria! With the holiday coming up, and virtually no posts on our site about it, we figured that you deserved a good drink recipe. So, may I say that this sangria is amazing? I literally can’t get over how good it is! This Thanksgiving Sangria is so bomb!

Alright, I know what you’re thinking. Spain’s sangria is the best ever! And we totally agree with you! (We studied abroad in Spain as well). However, if you’re in the mood for a little bit of a fall twist, we would highly recommend. Additionally, it’s great and easy to serve at your holiday parties! Now, I am not a mixologist, although I would like to think of myself as one. I love mixing and creating cocktails! I can’t tell you how often I’ve come up with a drink by accident. Again, this Thanksgiving Sangria is bomb!

So let’s get down to it! I do have to say that this recipe is inspired by this recipe, although they are vastly different.


  • Sparkling Apple Cider
  • Moscato
  • Maple Simple Syrup (¼ cup water and ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup)
  • Ice

Method for Maple Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and maple syrup.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. (This should take 5 minutes, tops.)
  3. When simmering, remove from the heat, and let cool to room temperature.

Thanksgiving Sangria


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of whipped cream flavored vodka (I used Pinnacle)


In a mason jar (or a glass of your choice), pour in ice and fill the jar half way with the sparkling apple cider. Pour your desired amount of moscato. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of the maple simple syrup (more if you really like it sweet). Slice a few apples for garnish. Mix well! And enjoy!

We believe that using just maple syrup will work just as well as long as it’s stirred.

For more Thanksgiving posts, please check out the Thanksgiving archives! And if you like these types of posts or if you’re looking for more pieces that will make you thirsty, click here.

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