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winter sangria poured into wine classes with sliced oranges and crushed ice

Spiced Christmas Sangria

Taste the holidays in a glass!  Spiced Christmas sangria is warm and cozy with easy to find ingredients sure to please a crowd.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword Christmas sangria, pitcher of sangria, spiced sangria, winter sangria
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 267kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 bottle cabernet sauvignon 750ml bottle
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cans sprite
  • 1 orange
  • ¼ cup fresh cranberries
  • optional fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add crushed or cubed ice to each glass and fill ¾ 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.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg