A festive twist on a red wine sangria with cranberry and pomegranate. A Christmas sangria recipe with fresh fruit, cinnamon sticks and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
There is just something about Christmas that makes you want to make a festive cocktail. Today I’m sharing how to make a simple Christmas sangria that is perfect for holiday parties or a gathering. This sangria is a combination of red wine, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, cranberries, oranges and limes.
Christmas Sangria is delicious festive drink it’s such an easy cocktail recipe that is perfect for Christmas eve or Christmas dinner. Want to make it more festive? Make some infused ice cubes for your Christmas cocktails.
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Best red wine for sangria
What’s the best wine for sangria? A dry red wine is usually best like a pinot noir. They dryness will balance out the sweetness. If you like a sweet sangria, which I do, use a red wine blend.
You don’t need to buy an expense bottle of red since you are mixing it with juice and fruit. I will usually grab around a $10 bottle of wine. I grabbed this bottle at Trader Joes.
Christmas Sangria ingredients
- Bottle of Chilled Red Wine
- Cranberry Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- Orange Liqueur (Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
- Frozen or Fresh Cranberries
- Orange Slices
- Lime Slices
- Rosemary Sprigs
How to make Christmas Sangria
In a large pitcher add orange slices, limes and cranberries. Combine red wine, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and orange liqueur. Stir and chill for at least an hour.
Pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice, frozen cranberries and rosemary. Garnish your sangria with rosemary. It’s the perfect festive addition. Not only does it look like pine but it also add a great herbaceous flavor.
Notes: Want to stretch it a little further add club soda, ginger ale or ginger beer right before serving. It adds a nice fizz to this festive Christmas sangria. Green apples also make a great addition to holiday drinks.
- 1 Bottle of Chilled Red Wine (Dry or a Blend)
- 1 Cup Cranberry Juice
- 1 Cup Pomegranate Juice
- 1/4 Cup of Orange Liqueur (Like Triple Sec)
- 1 Cup of Frozen Cranberries
- 1 Orange Sliced
- 1 Lime Sliced
- In a pitcher add orange slices, limes and cranberries.
- Combine red wine, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and orange liqueur. Stir and chill for at least an hour.
- Pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice, frozen cranberries and rosemary.
Sliced apples or pears are a great addition to this cocktail.
If you like a sweeter sangria use a red blend wine. Or you can also use a dry wine like pinot noir.
Want to make it even more festive? Try pouring it over infused ice.
Other great additions to this sangria would be apple, pears or pomegranate seeds. This sangria is also great year round. I have made it a different times of year I just leave out the sprigs of rosemary.
Hope you enjoy this simple recipe it’s such an easy holiday sangria recipe. Serve it in stemless wine glasses on Christmas day or your next Christmas party. Everyone will love this festive holiday cocktail.