Easy Cranberry Sangria Recipe

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Easy Cranberry Sangria Recipe – delicious cranberry and cinnamon sangria, perfect for Christmas celebrations!

This cranberry sangria is bursting with Christmas flavor – with tons of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

This drink is one of my favorite easy holiday traditions – I love how delicious the juice and spices smell when simmering, and how crisp and cooling the wine is to sip!

This sangria is perfect over ice for a cool Christmas sangria – or you can serve it warm, too!

This drink is perfect with a holiday treat – like our gingerbread truffles, easy buckeyes, or German chocolate cookies!

Easy Wine Cocktail Recipes

We love wine-based drinks – they are easy to prepare, get better over time, and are great for parties and holiday celebrations.

To find some of our favorite wine drinks, like this delicious Port and Tonic, or Traditional French Vin Chaud (Mulled Wine) Recipe, or even our Wine Grilled Cheese (not a cocktail – but perfect alongside!), check out some of our favorite easy wine based recipes below:

To Make This Sangria You’ll Need:

This sangria is pretty simple – you don’t need a ton of equipment or a fancy bar kit to make this cocktail.

  • Small nonstick pot
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg*
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger*
  • 3 Star of Anise pods*
  • Bottle of white wine
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • You can use Mulling spices instead of the spices listed. Use 1-2 teaspoons of Aspen Mulling Spices, taste, and add more to fit your tastes.

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Other Easy Drinks You’ll Love

Sangria is one of our favorite things to make during the holidays – it is colorful, fun, festive – and so easy to make!

We love celebrating with some fun, vibrant cocktails – like our Boozy Negroni Gummy Bears, RumChata Hot Cocoa, or Easy Samoa Martinis – and hope these simple and delicious cocktails help you get in the mood to celebrate!

If you love this Christmas Sangria recipe, be sure to check out more of our favorite easy drinks:

You can find our complete cocktail archive page here.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I make this Sangria ahead of time?

This sangria is designed to be made before a party or dinner – it tastes better if it sits for at least an hour before serving, so the flavor can fully develop.
You can make this sangria up to a day ahead of serving – simply store in a jar, or pitcher with a lid, in the refrigerator.

Easy Cranberry Sangria Recipe

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An easy Christmas cocktail featuring cranberries and a festive touch of a Christmas tree.

Easy Cranberry Sangria Recipe

Easy Cranberry Sangria Recipe – delicious cranberry and cinnamon sangria, perfect for Christmas celebrations!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas sangria recipe, cranberry sangria recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


  • ½ c. whole cranberries
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 star of anise pods
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 c. Seltzer water
  • 4 sticks cinnamon


  • Add cranberries and to tall pitcher.
  • In a small pan, bring apple juice and cranberry juice just to a boil with cinnamon and spices.
  • Remove from heat immediately and let cool in pan before pouring into pitcher, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour wine and cooled cranberry juice and apple juice over the fruit.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover pitcher and refrigerate until chilled, about 1-2 hours.
  • Serve over ice and top with seltzer.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g

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