Easy Holiday Red Wine Sangria

Make your holiday party and gathering more fun and festive with this Holiday Red Wine Sangria. Sangria’s are awesome in the summer but they can be enjoyed anytime of the year.  What makes this recipe Spoons and Stilettos approved is the substitution of soda with carbonated mineral water and the overall beauty of the drink.
Holiday Red Wine Sangria
Sangria is basically mixed fruit and wine or some may describe it as a boozy punch. Other ingredients include a sweetener like sugar or honey and another type of liquor like rum or brandy. It is also one of those drinks that tastes better the next day so you are better off making it the day before but can still enjoy it immediately.

This sangria recipe is perfect for a holiday party or get together. To give a festive look, the drink is garnished with fresh cranberries and a spring of fresh rosemary. You can add pomegranate, strawberries or blueberries in this recipe. I did not want to spend too much money so used apples and pineapple slices that I had on hand.

Holiday Red Wine Sangria

Best Wines for Sangria

Most white wine varieties are great for sangria. The ones with a lot of oak are not as great but still work if you have no other option. Examples of good white wines include dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus works very well in a white sangria, think lemons, oranges and limes. Try my New Year’s Lime and Lemongrass Sangria recipe.

For red wine sangria’s, my favorite is a Spanish wines like Rioja. Pinot Noir is a great option too as well as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Peaches, apples, strawberries and pears work perfectly with red wine but feel free to try your favorite fruits.

I would avoid choosing an expensive wine for Sangria since it will be diluted and mixed with other ingredients. Opt for a reasonably priced wine that tastes good.

Print Recipe
Easy Holiday Red Wine Sangria Recipe
Course Drink
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
quarts
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sliced Apple and Pineapple
  • 2 cups Perrier Carbonated Mineral Water
  • 1 Bottle Red Wine - preferably Rioja
  • 1/4 cup Rum (Black or white will do)
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
  • Rosemary and fresh cranberries to garnish
Course Drink
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
quarts
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sliced Apple and Pineapple
  • 2 cups Perrier Carbonated Mineral Water
  • 1 Bottle Red Wine - preferably Rioja
  • 1/4 cup Rum (Black or white will do)
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
  • Rosemary and fresh cranberries to garnish
Instructions
  1. Place pineapple and apple slices in a large 3 qt pitcher with the sugar and rum. Sit in the refrigerator till you are ready to drink.
  2. When ready to serve, add the wine, cranberry juice and carbonated mineral water to pitcher. Stir gently to combine, then pour over ice and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
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Comments

  1. I love how pretty and adorable is these Sangria. I like to have this for Xmas and Chinese New year in next January. Red is always an auspicious color so this would be the drink for our Chinese new year too.

  2. now your speaking my language, I love sangria, and even better easy to make! With the holidays upon us I think this will be the perfect treat!

  3. I don’t drink wine or anything alcoholic. But the presentation makes me want to now. Looks so Christmas like.

  4. I wish I came across to your post before the Thanksgiving dinner. I could make this Sangria at home and serve it with my guest. I am pretty sure my sister will love this.

  5. Oh my god! It looks damn delicious. I will have to try making this. Thanks for sharing the drink recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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