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.)

Christmas Sangria in a champagne glass with blood oranges and cranberries.

Christmas Sangria

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.

What is Christmas Sangria

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, Blood Orange Sparkling Water, sliced blood oranges, orange liquor, cranberries, cinnamon sticks and green apples.

Christmas Sangria on an ACME flyer with a can of sparking water in the background.

How To Make Christmas Sangria

This sangria recipe couldn’t be simpler to make.

  1. Slice the oranges and apples, then add them to a large pitcher.
  2. Add the wine and orange liquor to the pitcher.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon sticks and cranberries.
  4. Allow the sangria to sit for 1 hour or up to 5 hours.
  5. Right before serving, add the sparkling water.
  6. 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 grocery store.

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.

three glasses filled with Christmas sangria on a white background.


Christmas Sangria in a champagne glass with blood oranges and cranberries.

Get the Recipe: Christmas Sangria Recipe

Quick and easy, Sparkling Christmas Sangria is lightly spiced and refreshingly fruity. Loaded with blood oranges, apples and cranberry, this fun cocktail is tasty and festive!
5 from 4 votes


  • 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


  • Pitcher


  • 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.


Wine mixture can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Add the water right before serving so the carbonation doesn’t go flat.
Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg