I recently pinned an Autumn Sangria recipe from bhg.com. Of course, like most recipes, I took the ingredients as more as a “suggestion” than an actual “requirement”. I figure, like with most things, if there is enough wine in it, all will be well. And it was…delicious that is.

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Easy Fall Sangria Recipe

1 (or more) bottle(s) of red wine

1/2 (or more) bottle of cranberry-pomegranate juice (or any dark berry juice you have on hand)

1/2 bottle of club soda

Lots of chopped up fruit- (big chunks)- I used oranges, plums, apples. Use anything you have on hand!

1/4 cup molasses (optional-it does give it a dark sweet undertone, which is unusual but if you don’t have it in your cupboard, don’t worry about it)


Chop your fruit into big chunks and place in your serving pitcher. Pour molasses on top and gently stir to combine. Pour your wine on top. Let this marinate in the fridge until you’re ready to drink (or your friends come over and beg you to bust it out). The longer the better, but whatever. When it’s time to indulge, pour the juice and club soda into your pitcher and gently stir. Enjoy!


We drank this chilled, but thinking some rainy night it actually may be nice warmed on the stove with some cinnamon sticks thrown in the pot. Would this be called wassail then?