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Sparkling Fall Sangria

Bubbly, fall-inspired, and fun!  Sparkling fall sangria is the perfect combination of fall flavors, sparkling wine, and sweet cider best served out of a pumpkin for the most amount of enjoyment.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword fall sangria, how to tap a pumpkin, pumpkin beverage dispenser, sparkling fall sangria, sparkling sangria
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 308kcal
Author Lauren


Sparkling Fall Sangria

  • 1 bottle sparkling wine or prosecco 750ml bottle
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 3 ½ cup soda water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup lemon juice


  • caramel and cinnamon sugar for garnish
  • 1 large carving pumpkin
  • 1 beverage tap


Sparkling Fall Sangria

  • Make the syrup. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and spices. Bring to just a simmer, stirring to melt the sugar, remove from heat.
  • Make the sangria. In a large pitcher or beverage dispenser, slowly pour in the sparkling wine, fall spiced simple syrup, soda water, apple cider, apple cider, and lemon juice.
  • Optional garnish: rim the glass with caramel then dip into cinnamon sugar.

How to Tap a Pumpkin

  • Measure the tap. Trace where you'll put the tap on the pumpkin and cut the top off the pumpkin.
  • Remove the seeds. Remove the seeds and 'guts' of the pumpkin. Scrape the inside of the pumpkin well and wash it out so the tap won't get clogged with pumpkin.
  • Cut the hole for the tap. Using a small knife, cut the hole for the tap slightly smaller than the actual tap. It will be more work to push the tap through but you want it to be a tight fit so it doesn't leak.
  • Screw the tap in. Push the tap through the hole, tightly screwing the washer on the inside of the pumpkin.
  • Serve. Fill with sparkling fall sangria and serve!


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg