Holiday Sangria

I love Sangria and the sweetness it delivers!  My mother-in-law had me try a packaged Sangria where you only needed to add wine.  It was tasty, but I wanted to create my own version with fresh ingredients.  After some research, I came across an amazing recipe that I modified to my liking, and it was delicious!  Holiday Sangria is sweet and fruity, and absolutely perfect for the holidays!  I had Aubrey and her family over for dinner and a photo shoot, so we gave the drink a try.  We both love Moscato wine, so when I found this recipe, I knew it had to be a winner! Holiday Sangria is a great drink for the holidays, but it would also be refreshing in the hot summer months!

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Holiday Sangria
Holiday Sangria is a sweet and fruity wine drink perfect for the holidays!
Recipe type: cocktail
  • 1 bottle (750ml) Moscato Wine
  • 2 cups Diet Cranberry Juice
  • 1 cup POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 3 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, cored, quartered & sliced thin (I used Honey Crisp)
  • 1 orange, halved, sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 red bartlett pear, halved and sliced thin
  • ½ cup of fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large pitcher
  2. Stir well
  3. Taste and adjust flavors to your liking
  4. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight
  5. Stir before serving
  6. Pour into glasses
  7. Use a pair of tongs to extract some of the fruit for each glass
  8. Add ice to each glass
  9. Enjoy

Recipe inspired by: Deep South Dish



    • says

      It is simple syrup and I think you can find it near the drink mixes but you really don’t have to buy it. You can make it at home and have it on hand. You will just combine equal parts water and sugar and heat until sugar is dissolved. That’s it. Let us know what you think after you try it out.

    • Lisa says

      Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar. Heat the water to boiling, stir in sugar until it completely dissolves, let it cool. Simple! For this recipe, in order not to have a lot left over, you can use 1/4 c. water to 1/4 c. sugar. 3 liquid ounces is 3/8 of a cup, halfway between 1/4 c. and 1/2 c.

      Haven’t tried this yet myself, but planning to make a couple of gallons in a big Mason jar dispenser for Thanksgiving and really looking forward to it!

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