Contrary to popular belief, sangria is not just a warm weather cocktail. With the addition of fresh cranberries, sliced apples and other seasonal favorites, this homemade holiday sangria recipe can easily be made and enjoyed.

This cocktail is full of perks—you can make it a day in advance, and if you have a beverage dispenser, it’s a beauty when displayed on the bar or buffet. So long as the weather isn’t freezing out, you can leave the beverage dispenser outside overnight to chill—and save your refrigerator space for the food! The best part is that when served in a dispenser or punch bowl, guests are encouraged to serve themselves, leaving you more time to mingle.

You really can’t mess up sangria, so take liberties when you make your own! It’s so fun to create a signature drink with all your favorite ingredients.

A bowl of homemade holiday sangria, ready to serve and enjoy.

holiday sangria recipe

This beautiful and delicious homemade holiday sangria will be a total hit at your next holiday party.


Yield: 8 -10 servings
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  • Combine ingredients in large pitcher or drink dispenser then let set overnight—it’s that easy. Serve cold!


Not a fan of red sangria? Simply swap the red wine for white!
Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 285mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g
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