Last Updated on December 24, 2022 by Jacqueline Rafidi
This Holly Jolly Christmas sangria is simple to put together an great for gatherings.
I love a good sangria. I posted this Thanksgiving sangria which had apples, apple butter and white wine. It was only fitting to make a red sangria for Christmas!
To make this Holly Jolly Christmas Sangria, you’ll need:
Red wine: Make sure it’s a dry wed wine and not sweet otherwise the final sangria will be too sweet. I used a pinot noir here.
Seasonal fruit juice: I use pomegranate juice because I love the flavor and it’s also in season. I also add pomegranate arils to the sangria so it works well. Cranberry juice would also work or a mix of both.
Orange liqueur and orange bitters: This adds a little Christmasy touch that I like. The orange bitters are optional but it’s hard to mimic that flavor and fragrance.
Seasonal fruit of choice: Of course I used oranges and pomegranate here, apples are also in season and I chose to use a green one to play on the Christmas colors.
I just know you’re going to love this. I can’t wait to sip on this tomorrow for Christmas!
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Holly Jolly Christmas Sangria
- 1 bottle of red wine I use pinot noir but any dry red wine is good
- 1 ½ cup pomegranate juice
- 1/3 – ½ cup orange liqueur I used Grand Marnier
- 3-4 dashes orange bitters optional
- ½ cup pomegranate arils
- 1 cup cranberries
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3-4 star anise
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 sprig rosemary optional
- Add all the ingredients to a pitcher. Mix well and enjoy OR for best flavor, let it sit 8 hours to overnight.