September Sangria: The Best of Both Seasons

We don’t know how you guys feel about it, but we are often perplexed by the presence of September. Some days are hot enough to keep the air conditioner pumping, yet nighttime runs to take out the trash are starting to require slippers instead of flip flops.

The biggest struggle by far is how to balance our love for summer drinks with our desire to welcome autumn with open arms. Drinking a citrusy concoction can feel a little strange if the weather’s vibes don’t match. And having a hot mulled wine? It’s just not the time. That’s why we’re stoked to have found this superb September sangria.

Perfectly balancing summer sweetness with savory fall flavors, the September Sangria is ideal for all of your between-season drinking dilemmas. Made for enjoying the last patio parties of the summer, it’s an easy sangria to stir-up for a group of friends or family!


Makes about 1 gallon of sangria

1 bottle of white wine

½ cup of rum

1 quart of lemon-lime soda

1 quart of apple juice

¾ cup of simple syrup

2 cups of pineapple juice

1 cup of orange juice

4 lemons (juiced)

⅛ cup of cherry juice

2 apples

Maraschino cherries

Pinch of cinnamon


  1. Combine white wine, rum, lemon-lime soda, apple juice, simple syrup, pineapple juice, orange juice, juiced lemons and cherry juice into a large punch bowl or serving container.
  2. Chill overnight.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and stir before serving.
  4. Cut apples (leaving the skin on) into thin slices to be used for garnish.
  5. Slide an apple slice and some maraschino cherries onto toothpicks or wooden skewers.
  6. Fill a serving glass halfway with ice.
  7. Fill the glass with September Sangria.
  8. Place an apple and cherry toothpick into the glass for garnish.
  9. Finish with a small pinch of cinnamon to really add the fall vibes to your bevvy!


Who said September can’t combine the best of both seasons? Give this drink a whirl, and comment with any fun fall sangria variations you want us to try!  

Source: Deep South Dish



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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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