Christmas Sangria is a delightful way to celebrate the holidays, all in one gorgeous chilled glass. This festive sangria is just the right balance of crisp and fruity, with a slight touch of sweetness!

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For the past two days, I keep having to remind myself that Christmas is just around the corner. Can you believe it’s only two days away?! It feels unreal. Although I suppose that’s the case every year…

I spend over a month preparing for it, and it comes as such a surprise when it finally arrives.

Christmas Sangria |

Christmas Sangria |

I am all about packing Christmas Eve and Christmas day with as much food as I possibly can. The cooking and baking marathon will continue until my feet are sore and my stomach is rumbling (yes, I always forget to eat when I am cooking/baking!).

There’s something about the holidays that brings out the true inner chef within me. Sharing homemade food with all my loved ones is the best gift in the world in my book.

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This Christmas Sangria is a delicious, simple recipe to accompany any meal and make your holiday merry and bright. It’s honestly the one recipe that my entire family demands that I make for our Christmas Eve celebration every single year!

The addition of rosemary adds the true taste of the holidays that I cherish so much. As soon as you take that first sip you’ll realize that this sangria is the drink you won’t want to live without when Christmas rolls around every year.

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This Recipe’s Must Haves

Get the look in the video below with this Stemless Wine Glass Set and pitcher. The pitcher is one that I so so love, because it’s gorgeous and just the right size!

Stir it up with a Classic Wooden 12-inch Kitchen Spoon, a must-have for my utensil jar. 

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I just have to say, thank you all so much for your support over the past two years. It’s been so much fun to watch Cake ’n’ Knife grow and to have you all right here with me, well, it’s been such an honor.

You all fill my heart and soul with so much joy and I can only hope the recipes and stories I share with you all do the same. 

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Thank you for an incredible 2014 and I am simply brimming with excitement for 2015! It’s going to be a HUGE year!

Do you love allllll the Christmas cocktails? Check out a few of my other favorite holiday-themed drinks!

Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria – for when you just need a sangria for yourself and your boo.

Cranberry Boulevardier – fancy, tart, and oh-so tasty.

Gingerbread Bourbon Punch – perfect for a party and it goes well with this sangria as a complement. 

Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Mule – because your favorite ginger drink needs a holiday twist!

Gingerbread White Russian – it’s creamy, dreamy, and oh-so holiday.

Big Batch Holiday Sangria – do you have a ton of people coming over? This recipe makes a HUGE batch of sangria. It’s also red so if you want a red and white option for guests, make this one in addition to Christmas Sangria!

Pin this Christmas Sangria recipe for later!

Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria |

Christmas Sangria

Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Rosemary, cranberries, and apple make this sangria the perfect Christmas drink that goes with any holiday meal!


  • 2 750ml bottles Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay (I used Soverain Chardonnay!)
  • 3/4 cup sparkling apple cider
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, halved
  • 3/4 cup cranberries, whole
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  • Garnish: rosemary sprigs


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.
  2. Stir together with a large wooden spoon to help the sugar dissolve.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Serve chilled with a garnish of rosemary sprigs. Make sure to get some of the fruit in every glass!