Sparkling White Christmas Apple Sangria

Sparkling white wine sangria with apples and cranberries

White wine sangria is a festive and pretty cocktail - especially when you dress it up with apples and cranberries! 

This easy sparkling white sangria recipe can be made by the pitcher and is perfect for a crowd! 

The combination of the white wine with the soda makes a light, sparkling sangria recipe that anyone who likes fruit-flavored drinks will love. 

This Christmas sangria garnished with apples and cranberries is sure to be a hit whether you're binge-watching hallmark Christmas movies at home or serving a group.



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What is sangria?

Sangria is a wine-based mixed drink that originated in Spain. Sangria recipes can have either a white wine or red wine base (or both - although these red+white sangrias end up looking red).

Sangria is often flavored and garnished with fresh fruit like apples, peaches, lemons, limes and oranges.

Is sangria stronger than wine?

A typical glass of wine is 6 ounces of wine. A 6 ounce serving of this white sangria will have less alcohol-per-ounce vs straight wine because it is diluted with the apple soda.

Does sangria get you drunk?

While sangria has less alcohol per ounce, you should still be careful to consume this sangria in moderation. Drinking too much sangria too fast can definitely result in an unsafe level of intoxication.

Apple Cranberry Sparkling White Wine Sangria
an easy Christmas cocktail recipe

The best easy white wine sparkling sangria recipe perfect for winter. Garnish with apples and cranberries. This is a festive drink for Christmas or other winter holiday parties. Inludes single serving recipe and full pitcher recipe for a crowd. This is a dry, lightly sweet cocktail to serve by the pitcher.


Ingredients

For a pitcher:
  • 1 bottle (25 oz.) Pinot Grigio
  • 2 bottles (12 oz. each) Fuji Apple Dry Botanical Bubbly*
  • 2 Apples (granny smith, gala or honeycrisp are good choices), sliced thin
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
  • Extra apple slices and cranberries for garnishing.
  • 8 sprigs of fresh rosemary
For a single glass:
  • 3 oz. white wine
  • 3 oz. Fuji Apple Dry Botanical Bubbly*
  • 3-4 thin sliced apple slices - granny smith, gala, or honeycrisp are our favorite
  • 4-5 fresh cranberries
  • A sprig of fresh rosemary
* In some areas, Fuji Apple Dry Botanical Bubbly is a specialty ingredient. While Dry sodas are carried at stores across the US, if you can't find any near you, you can substitute a mix of 1 part sparkling white wine and 1 part sparkling apple cider for the Dry soda.

Please note that this substitution will change both the alcohol content as well as the nutrition information.

Serving size note: One serving is 6 ounces of sangria plus garnishes. 

(Styled photos show full wine glasses which contain two servings.)

Sparkling white wine sangria nutrition information - 136 calories per serving
Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.

How to make easy sparkling white wine sangria with apples and cranberries. This is the best sangria to serve for a crowd at Christmas or winter holiday parties. Includes directions for a single glass or for a whole pitcher. This is the perfect easy to make cocktail for beginners that everyone will like.


Directions

How to make sparkling white wine sangria step 1: 

Chill all ingredients before starting.

Combine wine and sparkling soda (or sparkling wine/apple cider combination) in a glass (or pitcher if making sangria for a crowd).
How to make a single serving of sparkling white wine sangria


How to make sparkling white wine sangria step 2: 

Add sliced apples and fresh cranberries.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Garnish with additional apple slices and cranberries, plus a sprig of fresh rosemary to serve.
Sparkling white wine christmas sangria with oranges and cranberries


Enjoy!

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How to make easy Christmas sparkling white wine sangria with cranberries and apples. This is the best holiday sangria to serve for a crowd at Christmas or winter holiday parties. Includes directions for a single glass or for a whole pitcher. This is the perfect easy to make cocktail for beginners that everyone will like.

PRINTABLE SANGIRA RECIPE

Sparkling White Wine Christmas Sangria

Sparkling White Wine Christmas Sangria

Yield: 8
Author: Carissa B for Creative Green Living
Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 7 Min
Learn how to make easy sparkling white wine sangria with apples and cranberries. This is the best sangria to serve for a crowd at Christmas or winter holiday parties. This is the perfect easy to make cocktail for beginners that everyone will like.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (25 oz.) Pinot Grigio
  • 2 bottles (12 oz. each) Fuji Apple Dry Botanical Bubbly
  • 2 Apples- you can use a mix of granny smith and gala or even honeycrisp, sliced thin
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
  • Extra apple slices and cranberries for garnishing.
  • 8 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Chill all ingredients before starting.
  2. Combine wine and sparkling soda in a pitcher.
  3. Add sliced apples and fresh cranberries.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Garnish with additional apple slices and cranberries, plus a sprig of fresh rosemary to serve.

Calories

136

Fat (grams)

.1

Sat. Fat (grams)

0

Carbs (grams)

24.6

Fiber (grams)

1.4

Net carbs

23.2

Sugar (grams)

22.7

Protein (grams)

.2

Sodium (milligrams)

3

Cholesterol (grams)

0
Nutrition information is approximate for a 6 ounce glass of sangria. Actual nutrition content may vary based on the brand of your ingredients.
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Carissa Bonham, author, owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living

About the Author:

Carissa is an award-winning green lifestyle writer and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she most recently won the "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award at ShiftCon 2019 in Atlanta.

Her goal is to empower families to make healthier, more sustainable choices that are beautiful and delicious! 

She is also the author of Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017), Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018) and The Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom (Skyhorse, 2020). 

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