Sparkling Christmas Sangria
Loaded with winter fruit and spices, Sparkling Christmas Sangria is a festive holiday drink that’s easy to make with red wine, sparkling blood orange water, and orange liquor. A great option to ring in the New Year, too! (Must be 21 or older to enjoy.)
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ACME Markets. All opinions are 100% mine.
We love to create a signature cocktail for the holidays but I never want it to be fussy. Mixing up individual drinks or shaking a cocktail shaker each time we want a cocktail doesn’t make for a festive gathering.
My favorite drinks are those that can be mixed up in a pitcher or a big punch bowl so friends and family can serve themselves.
And since our gathering will be a bit smaller this year, I skipped the punch and whipped up a festively sparking Christmas Sangria recipe with ingredients I found at my local ACME Markets®.
Whether I’m stocking up for a long weekend of holiday baking or looking for the best wine to go with our Sunday dinner, ACME Markets has everything I need to enjoy a fresh meal or dessert at home.
ACME Markets has an extensive line of award-winning brands, like O Organics® and Open Nature® products, to help you make a very merry holiday this season. I, especially, love their wide variety of wines to make fun and fruity sangria at home.
This easy Sparkling Christmas Sangria is simple to make. Traditional Sangria is like a fruity wine punch originating in Spain and Portugal.
It’s often made with red wine, fruit and can also include other spirits but you can really make Sangria with your favorite wine and fruit to suit your own tastes.
I made this easy holiday sangria recipe with Brick and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon ( OWN Brands), Signature Select® Blood Orange Soleil Sparkling Water, sliced blood oranges, orange liquor, cranberries, cinnamon sticks and green apples.
I found the all the ingredients I needed right in the aisles of my local ACME Market! Their fresh produce selection made it easy to keep my cocktail festive.
HOW TO MAKE IT
This sangria recipe couldn’t be simpler to make.
Slice the oranges and apples, then add them to a large pitcher.
Add the wine and orange liquor to the pitcher.
Stir in the cinnamon sticks and cranberries.
Allow the sangria to sit for 1 hour or up to 5 hours.
Right before serving, add the sparkling water.
Serve with more fresh fruit, if desired.
It’s super simple to make in minutes and all the ingredients can be found right in your local ACME Markets or you can also find quality Signature SELECT ingredients at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.
To make my shopping trip even easier, ACME Markets offers Grocery Delivery and Pick Up for convenient ways to shop! Simply place your order on the Instacart app and select either delivery or pick up. I ordered everything I needed and was able to pick up my groceries within 2 hours.
MORE EASY COCKTAIL RECIPES
If you like this holiday sangria, you should also give this fun Pumpkin Punch a try! It’s super easy and lightly spiced like a liquid pumpkin pie!
Or try this simple to make Eggnog, it’s light and creamy….like grownup hot chocolate….but infinitely better.
SPARKLING CHRISTMAS SANGRIA
- 1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1 blood orange sliced
- 1 green apple sliced or chopped
- 2 shots orange liquor
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 can Blood Orange sparkling water
- Add the fruit to a large pitcher and pour the wine over the fruit.
- Stir in the orange liquor, cinnamon sticks and cranberries.
- Chill the wine mixture for 1 hour.
- Right before serving add the sparkling water. Serve with more fresh fruit, if desired.