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Christmas Red Wine Sangria Recipe

This Christmas red sangria recipe is the perfect drink for the holiday season! A combination of fresh fruit, brandy, orange juice and cabernet sauvignon makes for the most delicious red wine sangria you’ve ever had.

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

Holiday sangria is one of my favorite drinks to serve on Christmas Eve. It’s just so easy to throw together this red wine Christmas sangria in a punch bowl or pitcher and then serve in stemless wine glasses. It’s a hit with the whole family!

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What is sangria?

Sangria is an alcoholic beverage that usually consists of wine, fresh fruit, fruit juices and some kind of non-alcoholic mixer. A festive Christmas sangria often includes warm spices and seasonal fruit like cranberries or pomegranates.

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

With holiday parties just around the corner, I like to have a bottle of wine or two on hand at all times.

Living in the Okanagan, wine country, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a wide selection of wineries. In our opinion, the best red wine to use for this Christmas sangria recipe is this cabernet sauvignon from Quails’ Gate. Sauvignon blanc, pinot noir or a rose would also work but won’t have the same rich flavour.

More holiday drink recipes:

Be sure to check out these 20+ Best Christmas Cocktails too!

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

How to garnish a winter sangria:

  • Add lime slices, green apples or orange slices.
  • Use cinnamon sticks, star anise or other whole spices to warm up the flavour profile.
  • Experiment with citrus fruits, a sprig of fresh rosemary or green pears!
Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

This festive drink is awesome because there are endless good options for personalizing it to your taste.

Variations of holiday sangria recipes:

  • Experiment with different citrus flavours! Try adding fresh lime juice, or oranges to this recipe.  
  • Pomegranate seeds could be used instead of cranberries to create a pomegranate sangria.
  • Create a white sangria recipe using white wine.
  • Add ginger ale, simple syrup or apple cider instead of fruit juice.
  • Use pomegranate juice instead of cranberry.
Christmas Red Sangria

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Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

Christmas Red Sangria:

Ingredients:

  • A bottle red wine, cabernet sauvignon
  • Brandy, grand marnier orange liqueur
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Orange, sliced
  • Lime, sliced
  • Frozen or fresh cranberries
Christmas Red Sangria Ingredients
Christmas Red Sangria Process

Directions:

1. Cut the citrus fruit into slices.

Christmas Red Sangria Process

2. Add fruit to a large pitcher.

Christmas Red Sangria Process

3. Combine brandy and fruit juice.

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

4. Add the entire bottle of wine and stir with a wooden spoon.

5. Serve in a wine or cocktail glass.

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

You can store this sangria in the refrigerator for later or pour it into a large sealed carafe to take with you!

Add this easy recipe to all of your holiday celebrations and parties. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

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Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

Christmas Red Sangria Recipe

Yield: 4 drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Christmas red sangria recipe is the perfect drink for the holiday season! A combination of fresh fruit, brandy, orange juice and cabernet sauvignon makes for the most delicious red wine sangria you've ever had.

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle red wine, cabernet sauvignon
  • 1/2 cup brandy, grand marnier orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Cut the citrus fruit into slices.
  2. Add fruit to a large pitcher.
  3. Combine brandy and fruit juice.
  4. Add the entire bottle of wine and stir with a wooden spoon.
  5. Serve in a wine or cocktail glass.

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I’m making this recipe for New Year’s Eve. It already tastes amazing! I’m having 15+ people over so I quadrupled the recipe and decided to add a few sprigs of rosemary. Excited to try it!