Trader Joe's Apple Cider Sangria


Halloween is here (of course you don’t need me to tell you that)! I love seeing everyone’s costumes on Instagram and appreciated all the dressed-up kiddos I saw on my morning dog walk. I’m holding out hope that we’ll have a few trick-or-treaters because I bought more than enough candy for all the kids in the neighborhood.

Last weekend we carved pumpkins with our friend Brandon and I made this delish sangria I wanted to share. Trader Joe’s didn’t have everything the original recipe called for so I improvised and made something on my own that was so soo good. I’m tempted to host another fall/Halloween event so I can make more! I should’ve taken a picture to share, but it comes out the most autumnal honey color. It’s just perfect in every way (including how easy it is!).


  • 2 Cups Trader Joe’s Spiced Cider

  • 1 bottle Charles Shaw Pinot Grigio

  • 1/2 Cup Trader Joe’s Distilled Bourbon

  • 1 Cup Trader Joe’s Mineral Water

  • 1 Apple, Pear, & Lemon, Sliced


Combine, stir, refrigerate, drink. It really is that simple! I left ours to chill for about 3 hours but you could do it for a shorter amount of time in a pinch. This just allows the fruit slices to soak up all the deliciousness so you have a boozy snack at the end, so I do recommend this if you have time to spare.

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