Pumpkin Pie Sangria

We have really been getting our “fall” on lately.

We made a fall bucket list the other night and one of the items was to make a fall sangria. When I was at the store getting my ingredients it hit me … don’t do apple …

Pumpkin pie sangria!

I wasn’t sure what would happen to the pumpkin pie filling when I mixed it in but it didn’t separate at all, it mixed up smooth and added the perfect amount of semi-savory spice to the sweet moscato.

Then I added some butter flavored maple syrup and OMG, seriously addicting. (Recipe further down)

We also made a fall activity tree this weekend (I saw the idea on one of my favorite blogs Steph’s Bite by Bite, check her out). It was fun for Austin to stick the leaves on the tree and I feel like will hold us accountable with our list.

Our list includes:
Pumpkin picking
Leaf art
Making crock pot chili
Baking a pecan pie
Baking cinnamon rolls
Donating food and clothes to a shelter
Buying a fire pit (still have to convince my husband on this one)
Going to the zoo
Raking leaves
Building a fort
Trick or treating
Visiting family out of state
Making horacha
Drinking pumpkin spice lattes
Buying a fall scented candle
Enjoying the sunset with the tiki torches on the porch with hoodies on and …
Taking a family photo (where we are all present and looking at the camera)

We got a lot of our list done this weekend and we rode a pony.

Quick story about the zoo. First Austin hated the goats, he was crying and hanging on to Nick’s legs. Then he got his finger stuck in the bunny cage. Yep, he stuck his little chubby pointer finger right in there and it wasn’t coming out. I couldn’t believe it. Thank goodness bunnies don’t bite. We finally got it out but the poor thing, his finger was swollen all day.

Then he fell in the goat barn (why he went back in there I don’t know) and busted his lip. We had one last chance for redemption on the hayride/safari. Nope. Lordy, lordy was this kid a maniac. We didn’t have a paci (first mistake) and he was crying his head off every time they stopped to talk about the animals.

There were tons of other kids his age on the hayride and he was the only one crying. He wouldn’t sit still, was squirming everywhere. Then he started hitting Nick on the head and when I held him he pulled my hair! He even started hitting people sitting next to us. It was so embarrassing. Plus he totally had a runny, boogery nose and we didn’t have any wipes. So unprepared. We were totally “those” people.

I guess we all have our times as “those” people. Right? Please tell me I am not alone.

When we got back from the zoo and Austin took a nap, I had a huge glass of pumpkin sangria on the porch.

Print Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Sangria

Yield: half a pitcher


  • 1 bottle sweet moscato
  • 1/2 cup Libby's pumpkin pie mix
  • 24 oz goya mango juice
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps (or pumpkin pie or whipped cream flavored vodka)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 large apple sliced
  • 1 large sliced orange


  1. Add all of your ingredients into a large pitcher whisk/mix well and drink! (Tastes even better after it soaks in the fruit and flavors over night)

Note: The pumpkin spices and filling will rest at the bottom over time but a quick stir brings it right back to life.

15 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Sangria”

  1. Made in Sonoma posted on October 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm (#)

    oh my gosh, the zoo sounds like a disaster but at least you’re able to laugh at it now. I’m sure it’s a day you’ll remember and look back on laughing. haha.

    • Michelle C. replied on October 7th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      The good thing is, it’s ALREADY funny. Thanks for your comments (always) they make my day 🙂

  2. Stephanie @Eat. Drink. Love. posted on October 8, 2014 at 3:49 am (#)

    Um, I love this. So so so much!

    • Michelle replied on October 9th, 2014 at 1:07 am

      Thank’s Stephanie! I can’t stop thinking about your candy corn martini!!! 🙂 

  3. Ashley posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm (#)

    I love that you point out we all have “those” moments… it is exhausting!

  4. Erin posted on October 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm (#)

    Any word on the texture of this drink? I’m worried about some what of a grit….

    • Michelle replied on October 12th, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Erin, it’s not gritty at all. I was worried about that when I made it too but it’s smooth. The spices will settle at the bottom a little as it sits but just mix it up again and you’re good to go. I used Libby’s pumpkin pie filling.

  5. Dawn Smith posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm (#)

    I wasn’t sure this one was going to be a winner, I was wrong. The taste is GREAT. Finding the pumpkin vodka can be a challenge since it’s a limited edition flavor. I was tempted to use whipped cream but finally found some pumpkin. I made it at noon and served it at 6:00, perfect. Texture was not thick or gritty at all. Thanks!

  6. Meredith posted on November 20, 2015 at 4:53 pm (#)

    I’m so excited to try this for Thanksgiving! The only Goya mango item my grocery store has is mango nectar.  Is that what you mean by mango juice?  Thanks the great recipe and idea! 


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