Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria (Day Eight of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways!)

Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria is how I get my sangria fix, without making an entire pitcher of the stuff! Instead of dealing with hosting a party to get rid of a giant batch of sangria, you can celebrate your general fabulousness this holiday season with a festive glass of sangria just for Y-O-U. Garnished with a sugar-coated sprig of rosemary, you’ll be feeling all merry and bright with every sip.

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If I am going to be hosting a party during the holiday season, you better believe there is going to be some festive sangria in the mix.

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The colors, the flavors, all of it mixes together in the SIMPLEST drink in the world and makes hosting that much easier during this somewhat overwhelming, extremely social time of year.

My go-to sangria is always my Christmas Sangria from a handful of years ago. It happens to be the most popular recipe on this site, and it’s no wonder why. 

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It’s easy-to-make, it’s colorful, and it’s festively garnished with fresh rosemary!

As the years have gone on, two things have happened…

1) I am not hosting as many holiday events and 2) I am getting more and more into red wine.

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Now I may have made sangria when I had roommates that would help me drink it, but with the Man not loving white wine to begin with, a large batch of white wine sangria is out of the question (unless I want a nasty hangover from trying to consume it all by myself…).

SO, I decided it was high time to not only get my sangria fix without making a GIANT batch, and also incorporating red wine!

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Taking a queue from my Christmas Sangria, I brought out the rosemary once again, but this time with a frosted look from the easy peasy sugar coating.

The fresh fruit, cinnamon, and brandy with the red wine makes this a bold and hearty sangria that is perfect for curling up under the Christmas tree with. It’s perfect to make for yourself, you and your boo, or you and your BFF for a gal’s/guy’s night in.

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Plus, when you put anything in pretty little Christmas tree adorned glasses, everything tastes that much more amazing… Right?

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As many of you know, it’s the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways and we are in the second half of the giveaway madness! Today is Day #8 and with this single serve sangria in mind, I wanted to give you something festive to enjoy it with.

I am going to be giving away a set of 4 of these Christmas Tree Stemless Wine Glasses that I am oh-so obsessed with! They are adorable and even have different leaf patterns so you will always know which glass is yours. Enter below the recipe!

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Also, don’t forget to check out the other holiday recipes I’ve shared for the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways (AND make sure to enter Day 7’s giveaway because it’s still open!)!

Day One – Red Wine Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu

Day Two – Gingerbread Challah Bread

Day Three – Mini Beef Wellingtons

Day Four – Bourbon Gingerbread Punch

Day Five – Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes

Day Six – Head Country BBQ Prize Pack

Day Seven – White Chocolate Dipped Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Day Eight – Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria

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Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria

Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria

Yield: Makes 2 glasses
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Instead of making a GIANT batch of sangria, get your fix without hosting the party with these easy peasy glasses of delicious single serve red sangria! Garnished with sugared rosemary because you fancy, right?



  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • Water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Divide the orange juice, red wine, and brandy evenly between two large wine glasses.
  2. Add a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick to each glass.
  3. Divide the chopped apple and cranberries evenly between the two glasses.
  4. Stir briefly to combine.
  5. Refrigerator for at least one hour.
  6. Add sugar to a shallow dish with a wide mouth.
  7. Briefly rinse rosemary sprigs under water, shaking excess water off.
  8. Roll the rosemary sprigs in sugar. Set aside on a clean plate until ready to garnish.
  9. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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27 Responses to “Red Christmas Single Serve Sangria (Day Eight of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways!)”

  1. Kelly D — December 14, 2017 at 5:52 am (#)

    I would choose white wine.

  2. Kim Leonard — December 14, 2017 at 7:33 am (#)

    Red wine for me for the winter!

  3. Lisa Babs — December 14, 2017 at 8:30 am (#)

    Ooooo toughie. I know I’d go with white if I have to pick and my husband will def go with red wine. So hopefully it doesn’t have to be a house wide decision.

  4. Kayley — December 14, 2017 at 9:16 am (#)

    I’m not actually a wine drinker! I’d fill the glasses with non-alcoholic festive drinks such as cranberry punch or sparkling apple cider. 🙂

  5. Dee Johnson — December 14, 2017 at 9:48 am (#)

    I would want to live off red wine.

  6. Kim Merselis — December 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm (#)

    Red Wine!

  7. Becca Collinson — December 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm (#)

    Red for me for sure… it’s killing me to be without any pinot noir while this baby is cooking!

  8. Jennifer S. — December 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm (#)

    White….as look as I could still cook with red. Good thing we don’t have to choose!

  9. Melissa Storms — December 14, 2017 at 6:47 pm (#)

    Definitely red, I like both but prefer red.

  10. Annamarie V — December 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm (#)

    I would be red for the rest of my life.

  11. Heather B — December 15, 2017 at 9:23 am (#)

    I would definitely choose white.

  12. Candace Galan — December 15, 2017 at 10:16 am (#)

    I would say red because I do like it more and it’s healthier

  13. carol clark — December 15, 2017 at 11:09 am (#)

    i choose white

  14. karen — December 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm (#)

    I would choose white

  15. Karen D — December 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm (#)

    Red all the way!

  16. Kimberly Flickinger — December 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm (#)

    I could live on only red wine. Love white, but red more.

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  18. Cathy B — December 15, 2017 at 11:07 pm (#)

    That’s a very tough question as there are so many varietals for both! and when you live in a place with 4 seasons that is another consideration. But, if I had to choose I would say REDS! ( which would go well with those incredible glasses and the Sangria recipe!
    Blessed Christmas everyone!
    Cathy B

  19. ET Pruitt — December 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm (#)

    I would choose red wine

  20. Kristen — December 16, 2017 at 11:47 am (#)

    I really love white wine!

  21. latanya — December 18, 2017 at 11:57 am (#)

    white wine

  22. Jessica To — December 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm (#)

    I would have to say white wine.

  23. Annmarie W. — December 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm (#)

    I’m definitely much more a white wine drinker. There are only a few reds that I like…I find them a bit heavy.

  24. Jessica Gipson — December 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm (#)

    I would go with red wine.

  25. Saundra Bowers — December 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm (#)

    I would have to say white wine, as I drink more of that than red.

  26. nickie — December 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm (#)

    I would rather have red.

  27. Kayte CookWatts — December 18, 2017 at 9:49 pm (#)

    Red is my fave- there is only a few whites I like-so far- I am always open to tasting!

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