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Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria is a crowd pleaser and so easy to make in advance! Keep your holidays easy and delicious.

Fall and winter sangria with apples, oranges, pomegranate and cinnamon

I have made so many cocktails in the past two weeks I just may have to sign up for a detox after the holidays are over. I have a few martinis coming but really wanted to get this Christmas Sangria to you before it’s too late for you to whip up a batch (or three)!

I’m hosting our Christmas dinner this year and I’m making a triple batch of this Christmas Sangria; I have a large glass cocktail container with a spout so everyone can just refill their glasses as they wish.

That’s one of the things I love most about sangria, you can just mix it all up the day before so you don’t have to even think about drinks on the big day.

Fall and winter sangria with apples, oranges, pomegranate and cinnamon

This Christmas Sangria is incredibly easy so get out your bottles of red wine and a bit o’ brandy so you’re ready! I used a couple shots of brandy to every bottle of red wine (I used a Cabarnet), added some fruit then let it sit out until party time!

Then I just mixed in a couple cans of lemon-lime soda just before serving so there would still be a slight bit of fizz. Skewered some toothpicks with fresh cranberries so folks could add a few more (I made some sugared cranberries, too)!

Fall and winter sangria with apples, oranges, pomegranate and cinnamon

Christmas Sangria

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

This easy red Christmas Sangria recipe makes a gorgeous pitcher of drinks for the holidays! Triple or quadruple the batch for a crowd.


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 2 shots brandy
  • fruit - sliced oranges, limes, apples (about one each), a handful of red grapes (sometimes I like to add more frozen grapes with the Zevia, too)
  • 24 oz lemon-lime soda


  1. Put fruit in the bottom of a serving pitcher. Add red wine and brandy, stir gently. Refrigerate for 4 - 24 hours. When ready to serve, stir in the soda and pour into glasses with a little ice and fruit in each glass.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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