Holiday Sangria

This Holiday Sangria is fruity and delicious and I dare say just about the most festive thing you’ll see all season. By utilizing Granny Smith apples and vibrant red cranberries, it is everything that is wonderful about color-coordinating your beverages with a festive Christmas Sangria this holiday season.

Holiday Sangria

And let’s face it, our temperatures haven’t dictated that we need all that much hot chocolate, and who knows if we’ll be left to ring in the New Year in shorts? 

That doesn’t mean that we can’t still bring the holly and jolly, though. 

I love a good sangria or holiday punch when having guests because of the ease of serving. You simply dump  all the ingredients in a pitcher and allow guests to serve themselves as they need. This nonalcoholic Pomegranate Punch even eliminates you having to label your beverages and provides a festive drink for all ages. 

Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Granny Smith apples and vibrant red cranberries make this Holiday Sangria everything that is wonderful about color-coordinating your beverages this holiday season. It's crisp, fruity and festive.


  • 1 bottle riesling
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, sliced thin
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional


    In a large pitcher, stir together riesling and grape juice, then add fresh fruit. Chill in refrigerator. Just prior to serving, stir in prosecco. Garnish each drink with rosemary if desired.

    Makes 6-8 servings.

This Holiday Sangria is light and crisp making it a perfect pairing for most holiday meals. The addition of rosemary brings a bit of Christmas flair to the beverage and keeps things from looking too much like a summertime sangria. 

Christmas Sangria

The bubbles from the Prosecco added just before serving make it also appropriate for a New Year’s Eve celebration when you want to hang onto the Christmas magic a bit longer… but still bring the bubbly. 

The bubbles are my favorite part of any holiday beverage. Cheers!