Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria is a festive and fruity drink that my guests always rave about! Made with a bottle of moscato, a little vodka, some cranberry juice, and lots of sparkling apple cider! 

I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time ever this year and it actually went really well.

I was super chill all day long, I was on top of my game, things were great. I think it went so smoothly because I purchased a smoked turkey from a local turkey farm rather than trying to manage a turkey myself.

Christmas Sangria! Made with moscato, vodka, cranberries, and cider! #christmas #sangria #cocktails

Focusing on just the side dishes made life a little easier.

Also, I was super chill about it all because I started drinking my caramel apple sangria (you guys want me to share the recipe some day?) about an hour before guests arrived. #sorrynotsorry

I plan to handle Christmas the same way, but with Christmas sangria, obviously.

This drink is SO festive. Can you even handle the little sprigs of rosemary in there? Like pretty little Christmas trees dressing up your drink.

Christmas Sangria! Made with moscato, vodka, cranberries, and cider! #christmas #sangria #cocktails

Christmas Sangria Recipe:

You’ll need a bottle of moscato, a bit of vodka (cranberry vodka is great here, if you can find but plain is totally fine too!), plenty of sparkling apple cider, and a little bit of cranberry juice.

You just add those guys into your pitcher along with some fresh cranberries and a few sprigs of rosemary.

There are two ways to make this Christmas sangria:

  1. Start with cold ingredients and mix everything together. Serve immediately.
  2. Mix everything but the sparkling cider together in a pitcher, place in the fridge, and let chill for a few hours. This will help the flavors develop together and get nice and cold if you started with room temperature liquor. Add cold sparkling cider just before serving.

I slightly prefer option 2 for a better flavor, but oftentimes I make this at the last minute and it’s totally delicious then too!

Hope you enjoy this Christmas sangria recipe!

Christmas Sangria! Made with moscato, vodka, cranberries, and cider! #christmas #sangria #cocktails

Christmas Sangria! Made with moscato, vodka, cranberries, and cider! #christmas #sangria #cocktails
5 from 1 vote

Christmas Sangria

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol, Christmas
Calories: 68 kcal

So festive and really simple to throw together!


  • 1 750 ml bottle moscato
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling apple cider
  • fresh rosemary for garnish


  1. Add the moscato, vodka, cranberry juice, and cranberries to a pitcher. Stir to combine.

  2. Refrigerate for 3 or more hours until ready to serve.

  3. Add sparkling cider and rosemary sprigs just before serving. 

Recipe Notes

If you're short on time, start with chilled ingredients, mix together, and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Sangria
Amount Per Serving (1 glass)
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.