This Holiday Sangria is a delightful drink perfect for the holiday season! Keep your guests’ holly jolly with this festive cocktail!
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Sangria for Christmas
If you are looking for the perfect holiday drink, this Holiday Sangria fits the bill! With its combination of fruits, juice, and red wine, your guests will love this delightful cocktail!
What is Sangria?
Sangria is an alcoholic beverage originating in Spain and Portugal. Traditionally, it consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients or spirits.
Sangria Easy Recipe
** Ingredients are at a glance. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full amounts and printable recipe. **
- cinnamon sticks
- spiced apple cider
- orange juice
- sweet red wine blend
- fresh rosemary sprigs
Utensils and Other Items
- cutting board
- plastic wrap
How to make Sangria
Time needed: 2 hours and 10 minutes.
How to make Sangria
Roughly chop two oranges and apples. Cut the third orange in slices for a pretty garnish.
- Add ingredients and stir.
Add the chopped oranges, apples, cinnamon sticks, spiced apple cider, orange juice, and red wine to a large pitcher. Stir until combined.
- Cover and refrigerate.
Cover the top of your pitcher with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
To serve: add a little ice to a glass, pour in the sangria mixture. Serve with a fresh rosemary sprig, orange slices, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
I have added ginger ale to this recipe and it gave the sangria a little bubbly action. Very delicious!
Holiday Sangria: FAQs
If you run into any problems or if you would like some suggestions, be sure to read this section before leaving a comment.
Absolutely! Feel free to mix it up a bit! Cranberries, pears, pomegranate seeds, and limes would all make great additions.
Sure! Brandy would be a great thing to add. Grand Mariner is delicious too! I’d start off with about 1/4-cup and adjust to taste from there. On a side note, a splash of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda is delicious, too!
I actually encourage you to! Although the minimum time is about two hours, leaving it refrigerated for about eight hours (or overnight) really gives all of the ingredients time to really become acquainted! You’ll better be able to taste ALL of the flavors if you give them more time to mingle together.
I would use whatever kind you like! This particular recipe calls for a sweet red wine blend, but if you prefer Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Moscato, or something else, feel free to use that instead.
How did you like this Christmas Sangria recipe?
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- 2 oranges, chopped + 1 extra orange for serving
- 2 apples, chopped
- 2 cinnamon sticks + more for serving
- 3 cups spiced apple cider (store-bought or homemade)
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 bottle sweet red wine blend
- Fresh rosemary sprigs for serving
- Roughly chop two oranges and apples. Cut the third orange in slices for a pretty garnish.
- Add the chopped oranges, apples, cinnamon sticks, spiced apple cider, orange juice, and red wine to a large pitcher. Stir until combined.
- Cover the top of your pitcher with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- To serve: add a little ice to a glass, pour in the sangria mixture. Serve with a fresh rosemary sprig, orange slices, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
- I have added ginger ale to this recipe and it gave the sangria a little bubbly action. Very delicious!
- Want more booze? Feel free to add in 1/4-cup Brandy and/or Grand Mariner.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.