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Spiced Christmas Sangria

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings 1x


Taste the holidays in a glass!  Spiced Christmas sangria is warm and cozy with easy to find ingredients sure to please a crowd.



  • 1 750ml bottle cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cans sprite
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • optional fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish


  1. Make the cinnamon simple syrup:  In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water and cinnamon.  Bring to just a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat and let cool while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  2. Make the sangria:  In a pitcher, pour the red wine, bourbon, lemon juice and apple cider.  Stir in the cinnamon simple syrup.  Add orange slices and fresh cranberries to the pitcher.
  3. Add crushed or cubed ice to each glass and fill 3/4 of the way with sangria.  Top off the remaining space with sprite and garnish with a piece of fresh rosemary.


  • Sangria will keep for 1 week if kept refrigerated in an air tight container.
  • Stir well before pouring, cinnamon will settle.
  • Alternatively, sprite can be added to the pitcher but it may loose fizziness over time.
  • For a less sweet option, substitute plain soda water for the sprite.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Keywords: Christmas sangria, winter sangria, spiced sangria, Christmas sangria, pitcher of sangria

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