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Easy Christmas Sangria Recipe

Easy Christmas Sangria Recipe

Who doesn’t love a nice big glass of Christmas Sangria??? This citrusy, brandy-spiked, fruity red wine Holiday Sangria recipe is the perfect cocktail for your next Holiday party. We promise you and all your guests will enjoy each and every sip.

You can continue to buy the Boxed Sangria or just use the generic bottled Sangria, or you can dazzle your tastebuds and your guests with this fantastic Holiday Sangria Recipe.

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Why You’ll Love This Christmas Sangria Recipe

  • Easy to make a big batch for a crowd
  • Versatile, can customize and make various flavors
  • Tastes better than Boxed Sangria
  • Fun way to WOW your holiday party guests
  • Would make an AMAZING gift for your friends and family 21+ years old
Sangria Ingredients

Easy Christmas Sangria Ingredients

  • Sweet Red Wine – We used Sweet Red Blend by Barefoot
  • Brandy – We used E&J Brandy
  • Seltzer or Carbonated Water– We used one with a hint of lime
  • Brown Sugar
  • Navel Oranges
  • Gala Apples
  • Red Seedless Grapes
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Cinnamon Sticks
Creating Sangria.

Tools To Make Red Christmas Sangria

How To Make Christmas Sangria

  1. Grab your apples, grapes, lime, lemon and oranges. Peel and dice the oranges. Core and dice the apples. Then cut your grapes in half. Slice the lime and lemon and save half to use as garnish by saving them in a reusable bag.
  2. Add your cut fruit to a large bowl with the brown sugar, brandy and cinnamon sticks to marinade overnight in the fridge.
  3. The next morning, take out the lemon and lime from the marinade and add the sweet red wine to your brandy marinade.
  4. Grab your pitcher and add the mixed fruit and sangria with ice in your pitcher. Add the lime and lemon slices as garnish. Pour in Mason Jars to enjoy!
Christmas Sangria in a Jar.

What Wine To Use In The Holiday Red Fruity Sangria

With this Sangria recipe, we recommend using a fruity red wine choice. When going to the liquor store to get your bottle of wine and brandy, you can always ask the people who work there for suggestions.

Tell them what you want to use this wine for and ALWAYS give them your budget price point. They’ll help point you in the direction of which wine you should try.

Keep in mind the fruit you want to pair with it and the quality of the wine that you choose can make a difference in the overall taste of your fruity sangria recipe.

What Is Sangria?

Sangria is a cocktail drink that came from Portugal and Spain. This alcoholic beverage usually consists of wine, a sweetener, liqueur and some kind of soda or carbonated mixer.

Fruity Christmas Sangria in a cup.

Variations And Tips

  • Add other fruit depending on your wine choice: Some wines may pair well with additional fruits like pomegranates, pears and maybe even cranberries.
  • Trade wine- swap your wine out for a different type of wine or flavor of it. If you’re interested, you could make a white whine sangria and trade the fruits. You could also do a peach sangria recipe too.
  • Swap Brandy– we used E&J Brandy but you can use whatever you have on hand or whatever you prefer. You can even used flavored Brandy to bring in an even more delicious sangria.
  • Seltzer or Flavored Water Swap– You can easily use a flavored seltzer too. We’ve even tried a ginger ale or Sprite for a different taste.
  • Add a little Grand Marnier – for a real treat add a dash or two of it.
  • Add Apple Crisp syrup- to really add some more apple flavor and to enhance the cinnamon, add some of our new Apple Brown Sugar Simple syrup to your sangria.
  • Try our Caramel Apple Cider Sangria recipe! YUM – a real treat.

Is Sangria Gluten Free?

Typically Sangria is gluten free. Make sure to check the labels of your wine and brandy of choice to be on the safe side.

Can I Use Different Apples?

You can use different apples or whatever fruit you have on hand. It may bring out different fruity flavors that you didn’t know you would enjoy.

How Long Do You Soak Fruit In Sangria?

The longer the better, the more flavor they infuse into the Sangria drink. That’s one of the reasons we recommend to make it and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

holiday sangria in a jar.

How Long Does Homemade Christmas Sangria Last?

Stored in a container in the refrigerator, Sangria will last about 3-4 days before it starts tasting bad.

Can You Freeze Sangria?

Oh my gosh, yes! Not only can you freeze homemade Sangria, but it freezes amazingly well. And we highly recommend freezing it and then enjoying it as a slushie later. So good and such a fun way to enjoy your Christmas Red Sangria. Just make sure to remove your fruit before freezing.

Frozen Sangria is good for about 4 months in the freezer.

Don’t forget your Freezer Inventory Printable so you know when to use your Frozen Sangria by.

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Easy Christmas Sangria Recipe

Mason Jar Recipe
Who doesn't love a nice big glass of Christmas Sangria??? This citrusy, brandy-spiked, fruity red wine Holiday Sangria recipe is the perfect cocktail for your next Holiday party. We promise you and all your guests will enjoy each and every sip.
Prep Time 20 mins
Marinade Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1.5 L bottle of sweet red wine I used Sweet Red Blend by Barefoot
  • 1 ½- 2 cups brandy – enough to cover the fruit I used E&J brandy
  • 1 can of seltzer or carbonated water I used one with a hint of lime
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 navel oranges
  • 4 gala apples
  • ½ lbs. red seedless grapes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions
 

  • Grab your apples, grapes, lime, lemon and oranges. Peel and dice the oranges. Core and dice the apples. Then cut your grapes in half. Slice the lime and lemon and save half to use as garnish by saving them in a reusable bag.
  • Add your cut fruit to a large bowl with the brown sugar, brandy and cinnamon sticks to marinade overnight in the fridge.
  • The next morning, take out the lemon and lime from the marinade and add the sweet red wine to your brandy marinade.
  • Grab your pitcher and add the mixed fruit and sangria with ice in your pitcher. Add the lime and lemon slices as garnish. Pour in Mason Jars to enjoy!
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