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White Christmas sangria will get you in the holiday spirit, snow or no snow

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Get festive for the holidays with this beautiful Christmas white sangria cocktail

Everybody loves a warm glass of holiday cheer — and chilled cocktails are usually associated with summer — but Christmas sangria is actually an amazingly festive way to bring some fun to your holiday celebration.

By doubling down with bright berries and aromatic herbs, Christmas sangria really is the holidays in a glass. Plus, rosemary twigs and whole cranberries as garnish are truly reminiscent of an old-fashioned Christmas tree and its ornaments. Throw in a little white wine, and you've got yourself a party.

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The best part is it's so easy to make. In less than 20 minutes, you can have the world's best (and prettiest) holiday sangria for any time of the day.

Get festive for the holidays with this beautiful Christmas white sangria cocktail

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White Christmas sangria recipe

This beautifully festive holiday cocktail is perfect for parties, brunches or even Christmas morning! You can also sub in your favorite fruits and herbs to really make it your own.

Serves 8

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tart Granny Smith apples
  • 1 large orange
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 bottles dry white wine (I used an unoaked chardonnay)
  • 1 cup white cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 16 ounces ginger ale or club soda
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Directions:

  1. To begin, chop the apples into slices, discarding the cores. Place into a large pitcher. Slice the oranges, and add them to the pitcher. (I sliced the orange whole so they would be circular slices for a prettier final product.) Add the whole cranberries and raspberries. Using a spoon, carefully stir so as to not break the raspberries.
  2. Pour in the wine, white cranberry juice and sugar, and stir to combine. Let the sangria chill for about 30 minutes. When you're ready to serve, top the pitcher with ginger ale or club soda, and add fresh rosemary to garnish.

More: Fresh and fruity sangria recipes

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Get festive for the holidays with this beautiful Christmas white sangria cocktail
Image: rusticcharms/Instagram

Originally published December 2014. Updated November 2016.

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