Easy Sparkling Cranberry Sangria - Holiday co*cktail Recipe (2024)

December 9, 2011

posted by Marina Delio | 45 Comments

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This beautiful holiday sangria is made with sparkling cranberry juice! It’s a festive and easy Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s co*cktail.

Easy Sparkling Cranberry Sangria - Holiday co*cktail Recipe (1)

If you’re looking for a festive, tasty, and easy holiday co*cktail, look no further. Well actually you may want to check out our Easy Mulled Wine recipe too if you’re wanting something warm and cozy.

On Monday a couple of my mummy friends and their kiddies came over for a festive afternoon play date. Our 4 year-olds cut out gingerbread men and stars, and covered them with gold and hot pink sprinkles. They excitedly played outside while their cookies baked, and then sat down to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original version) while they munched their cookies.

Meanwhile, the mummies were having just as much fun as the kids. This lovely mummy brought crackers with Stilton cheese and fig jam. Let me tell you… that, my friends, is a winner. I made a raspberry and asparagus snack which will be posted later.

For an extra festive touch I made a pitcher of sparkling cranberry sangria. It was super quick to throw together, delicious, and very Christmas-y.

Yield: serves 6

Quick Sparkling Cranberry Sangria

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes

This beautiful holiday sangria is made with sparkling cranberry juice! It's a festive and easy Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's co*cktail.

Easy Sparkling Cranberry Sangria - Holiday co*cktail Recipe (3)


  • 1 bottle white wine (Prosecco or Champagne for more bubbles)
  • 25 oz. sparkling cranberry juice, or to taste
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 sprig rosemary (more for garnish, optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary, if desired.


Don't make this sparkling sangria too far in advance or it may go flat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 178Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.

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posted December 9, 2011 by Marina Delio

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45 comments on “Quick Sparkling Cranberry Sangria”

  1. Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} December 9, 2011 @ 6:02 am Reply

    Seriously, teach me everything you know about photography! So beautiful!

  2. Gerry @Foodness Gracious December 9, 2011 @ 6:51 am Reply

    I second Kristy's comment, your pictures are amazing! The sangria sounds really light and refreshing, a definite winner,
    Take care…

  3. Andrea V December 9, 2011 @ 7:51 am Reply

    That looks amazing. Your pictures are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I do enjoy a good sangria 🙂 I absolutely LOVE your blog. New follower over here!

  4. Kavi December 9, 2011 @ 12:03 pm Reply

    I think you would earn a lot of royalty every time some1 looks at your photographs! We just get a lot of visual value!

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
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  5. Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) December 9, 2011 @ 12:29 pm Reply

    I wonder if I could do this with coffee. 😉

  6. warmvanillasugar December 9, 2011 @ 12:52 pm Reply

    This rocks my holiday world!

  7. Sue/the view from great island December 9, 2011 @ 2:19 pm Reply

    You are the most amazing hostess!

  8. Maria Elena December 9, 2011 @ 3:05 pm Reply

    Your pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I was born in Spain, so we always enjoy a good glass of sangria! LOL

  9. Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy December 9, 2011 @ 3:20 pm Reply

    This sounds delicious, sangria is one of my favorites!

  10. Jennifurla December 9, 2011 @ 3:42 pm Reply

    I like your sort of get together, I only wish my friends/family lived closer! I am former Navy so I live FAR from everyone! What a lovely day.

  11. Kitchen Belleicious December 9, 2011 @ 5:21 pm Reply

    Yeah! I can have this now! As soon as I can get in that kitchen I swear this is being MADE! Wow, it looks awesome

  12. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen December 9, 2011 @ 6:16 pm Reply

    That sounds like a very successful playdate!
    Mary x

  13. momto8 December 9, 2011 @ 6:36 pm Reply

    I am your new follower. I love your blog! I am forever looking for ideas like you have and ws esp looking for a sparking punch…thanks!

  14. Mahina and Lucas December 9, 2011 @ 6:45 pm Reply

    Hi Marina! So glad I found your blog! Thanks for following me too!

    Btw, I love that our names are so similar!

  15. WarmSunshine December 9, 2011 @ 8:12 pm Reply

    Hey there! Wow, what a nice cozy place you've got here. Thanks for visiting and linking up with me on the perfect line. Returning the favor and following you via GFC 🙂

  16. michele December 9, 2011 @ 11:11 pm Reply

    omg that afternoon sounds heavenly. thank you so much for sharing this recipe. you have the best palate!


  17. Sal December 10, 2011 @ 12:02 am Reply

    Oh goodness! I am so excited to try this at my Holiday Party next Friday- thank youuu!!


  18. Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It December 10, 2011 @ 3:22 am Reply

    Oh Goodness what a wonderful looking drink! I might have to make this one!

  19. MyFudo™ December 10, 2011 @ 4:14 am Reply

    I love the festive feel that goes with the sangria…I will be happy to serve this with my mommy friends when we go out for our regular bonding date, where our kids get to play too. Such a calming date. I'd be glad to tell them about your blog as well. I'll watch out for more posts from you. Thanks a lot!

  20. natasha {schue love} December 10, 2011 @ 4:37 am Reply

    We're having a Christmas party next weekend and this looks like the PERFECT beverage to serve! 🙂

  21. Jacqueline December 10, 2011 @ 6:29 am Reply

    Your photography is just magical. I love the photo from above especially. What a fun thing to have the mummies over for.

    I just read the macaron post – sorry but French is always popular despite what they say is “in or out” and I think macarons are here to stay, kind of like chocolate! Yours look wonderful. I have to admit I haven't given them a try yet – making them, not eating them.

  22. Amanda December 10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm Reply

    love sangria-cant wait to try this!!

  23. Jennifer December 10, 2011 @ 3:03 pm Reply

    I want to come to a play date at your house! This looks amazing.

  24. Jen@I Want a Nap December 10, 2011 @ 3:31 pm Reply

    Yummy! We have a few friends coming over this weekend and I've added this to the menu. Thanks!

  25. At The Picket Fence December 10, 2011 @ 4:39 pm Reply

    The PERFECT drink to quench your thirst after all of these amazing treats you've created! I'll be making this one for sure!


  26. Anna December 11, 2011 @ 5:58 am Reply

    This looks amazing! Please come share this tomorrow at my link party! I love finding new great drinks. I already pinned it and will be trying it. 🙂


    Here's the link: http://www.askannamoseley.com/search/label/Weekend%20Warrior%20Link%20Party

  27. Susan December 11, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    Will totally try this on Christmas Eve.
    I'm hosting. Sigh.

  28. flowers on my table December 12, 2011 @ 12:37 am Reply

    Looks fabulous with it's little cranberry decoration! Love Linda x

  29. Maria December 13, 2011 @ 1:03 pm Reply

    hi marina! 🙂 thank you so much for stopping by my blog. and your kind words!
    i'm so happy to stop by. i LOVE your blog!!!
    your recipes, your photographs, your words…all so beautiful, as are you!!
    you're marked in my favorites!!
    have a wonderful day <3

  30. Michaela December 14, 2011 @ 1:19 am Reply

    Definitely going to tell my parents about this one! (:

  31. blackheartbetty December 14, 2011 @ 2:32 pm Reply

    That looks beautiful. I love sangria. It may be time for a party!

  32. Gail @ Sophisticated Steps December 15, 2011 @ 3:48 am Reply

    You have put me in a predicament. How in the world am I supposed to come up with original comments for every post? I could say “Wow” to everything. Can I just stamp it on the comment form?

    I'm not kidding, this looks and sounds so good and I'm really thinking I need to find an excuse to make this. Hmmm. Tomorrow is a Thursday. Thursdays should be celebrated b/c it's the day before the weekend starts.

    Good enough for me!

  33. Katie December 16, 2011 @ 8:27 pm Reply

    Oh… I want to makes this too!!! You are keeping me very busy trying new things 😉 Thank you…

  34. Johnpaul December 17, 2011 @ 11:47 am Reply

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  35. Aggie December 20, 2011 @ 3:08 am Reply

    Love this sparkly drink! Perfect for this time of year (and easy to put together)….yum!

  36. Jacqueline Tee November 4, 2012 @ 11:24 pm Reply

    Is sparkling cranberry juice different than regular cranberry juice?

  37. Marina {Yummy Mummy) November 5, 2012 @ 12:12 am Reply

    Yes, it's fizzy 🙂 Enjoy! Regular would be fine too, it just wont have the frizz.

  38. m.dufault December 12, 2012 @ 7:56 pm Reply

    Would substituting red wine for the white wine make a big difference in the taste? I have a couple of bottles of red wine I'd like to use up!

  39. Marina D December 12, 2012 @ 8:56 pm Reply

    Hi, I love red wine sangrias, and recently had one with lots of chopped apples in it and it was delicious. I'm not 100% sure about the flavor of the cranberry with the red wine, but I THINK it would be good!

  40. Kara December 21, 2012 @ 5:07 pm Reply

    Recently stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! A couple of questions about this drink…1. how do you thread the cranberries onto the rosemary sprig as garnish. 2. What type of white wine works in this recipe? Brand or type would be great. Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay? THANKS! Happy Holidays!

  41. Marina D December 21, 2012 @ 5:50 pm Reply

    Hi Kara! Thanks so much the compliment.

    To thread the cranberries, just use your fingers to pull off the leaves from the bottom half of the rosemary. Make sure you are using a strong sprig, not a little wimpy one 😉 Then you should easily be able to poke the bottom of the sprig through the cranberries. If not, you could always poke holes with a skewer or toothpick first.

    wine… I like to use a drier white since the juice sweetens it up. Any Pinot Grigio, sauvignon blanc, or dry chard will be fine.


  42. Anonymous December 28, 2012 @ 5:38 pm Reply

    Made this for x-mas and everyone loved it. Thank you!

  43. Louise Hayes January 2, 2013 @ 1:02 am Reply

    Just thought I'd leave a quick comment to say that we tried this for New Year's last night and it went over really well. Thanks for posting it!

  44. sunnysusan November 17, 2021 @ 4:59 am Reply

    Wow, that’s amazing. The pictures are stunning. I appreciate you sharing this recipe. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks, and I appreciate your blog. Just followed you!

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