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Close up of a glass of holiday sangria with a pitcher in the background.

Cranberry-Apple Cider Holiday Sangria

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Full of seasonal fruit and a touch of spice, this festive cranberry-apple cider holiday sangria is the perfect drink to celebrate this magical time of year.



1 bottle pinot noir
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup apple cider, homemade or store-bought
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
2 apples, cored and sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, sliced
12-ounce can or bottle ginger ale
Ground cinnamon, optional, for garnish
Sugar, optional, for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, pour in a bottle of pinot noir. Stir in cranberry juice, apple cider, brandy and triple sec. Add the apples, cinnamon sticks and orange slices.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. If garnishing, mix some cinnamon and sugar together on a plate. Moisten the rim of the glass and place the rim in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.
  4. Right before serving, top with ginger ale and gently stir. Enjoy!


  • With the apple cider and ginger ale, it should be sweet enough that you won't need an additional sweetener. That said, if you try the sangria and prefer more sweetness, try adding a tablespoon of maple syrup or simple syrup at a time to the pitcher until it's to your liking. I honestly don't think you'll need to add any sweetner but throwing that out there in case.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Spanish


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 236
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 85
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 24
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 3

Keywords: sangria, holiday sangria, red sangria