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Christmas Sangria

December 1, 2021 (Last updated March 22, 2022) · Nicole Triebe

This Christmas Sangria is a holiday drink with all the flavors of Christmas! Serve this festive cocktail throughout the holiday season.

Christmas is a time of joy and giving, but also a time when many people overindulge. If you’re looking for a holiday drink that can help balance out the decadent treats on your table on Christmas Day, we have the perfect recipe: Christmas Sangria! Festive red wine sangrias are so easy to make! This is one of my favorite winter sangria recipes! It’s a simple recipe that is perfect for Christmas dinner, holiday parties or just another special occasion! 

The holidays are a time of celebration but they are also a time when people overindulge. It can be difficult to find festive drinks that will help balance out the treats on your table this year which is why we have created this festive Christmas Sangria! This drink combines all of the flavors you would expect from Christmas into one easy-to-make cocktail that mixes dry red wine with cranberry pomegranate juice and Triple Sec. It is easy to make, requires few ingredients and some fresh fruit, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways!

Why You’ll Love This Holiday Sangria

If you’re looking for an easy cocktail recipe that incorporates all the flavors of the holiday season while also limiting your intake, this is it. There’s something special about enjoying a holiday drink that makes everything feel more festive.

What You Need to Know about Christmas Sangria:

The holidays are a time of celebration but they are also a time when people overindulge. It can be difficult to find festive drinks that will help balance out the treats on your table this year which is why we have created Christmas Sangria! This drink combines all of the flavors you would expect from Christmas into one easy-to-make cocktail that mixes dry red wine with cranberry pomegranate juice and Triple Sec. It is easy to make, requires few ingredients and some fresh fruit, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways!

Equipment Needed to Make Holiday Sangria

Ingredients For Your Christmas Sangria recipe

  • 1 bottle dry red wine, like like cabernet sauvignon or pinot noir
  • 2 cups pomegranate cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • 3/4 cup cranberry simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • Fresh fruit like green apples, blackberries or other seasonal fruits
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Star anise, optional
  • Cinnamon sticks, optional
  • Pomegranate arils, optional

How to Make Christmas Sangria

Step 1. In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, cranberry pomegranate juice, Triple Sec, 3/4 cup of the cranberry simple syrup, orange slices, and cranberries.

Step 2. Next, make the cranberry simple syrup by combining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup cranberries in a saucepan. 

Step 3. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. 

Step 4. Mix into sangria and stir to combine. 

Step 5. Finally, chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours or until ready to serve or serve immediately over ice.

What to Serve with Your Holiday Sangria

How to Store Your Holiday Sangria

Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Can I Freeze Holiday Sangria?

Yes! Just make sure to let it thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

Christmas Sangria is a holiday drink with all the flavors of Christmas. If you’re looking for something festive to sip on this time of year, look no further than your favorite sangria recipe! With only a few tweaks and additions, it can be transformed into a delicious wintertime cocktail that will have everyone feeling merry in no time at all. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holidays!

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Christmas Sangria

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 bottle dry red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Nior 2 cups cranberry pomegranate juice 1/3 cup Triple Sec 3/4 cup cranberry simple syrup (recipe below) 1 navel orange, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cranberries Ice cubes for serving Cranberry simple syrup 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup cranberries


Instructions

In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, cranberry and pomegranate juice, Triple Sec, 3/4 cup of the cranberry simple syrup, orange slices, and cranberries
Make the cranberry simple syrup by combining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup cranberries in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Mix into sangria and stir to combine. Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours or until ready to serve, or serve immediately over crushed ice.

Notes

Be sure to chill before serving!

Use Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Nior for the wine

To make this even more festive, add a fresh sprig of rosemary or thyme!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 387
  • Sugar: 59.1g
  • Sodium: 48.3mg
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: .4g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.1g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6mg

Keywords: sangria; red wine sangria; cranberry

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1 Comment

  • Reply Becky Klose December 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Absolutely delicious!!

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