I’m dreaming of a White Christmas Sangria, filled with tasty red and green fruit for a festive holiday cocktail! Just fill up the sangria pitcher with red and green apples, pears, cranberries and pomegranates, and some white wine and Prosecco, too, of course! Lightly sweet and tangy fruit makes for a Christmas Sangria Recipe your guests will love!
Deck the Halls with this Festive Sparkling Sangria!
We are a big Christmas family! The lights, the music, the stories, the movies, the cookies, and, of course, the decorations — we love it all! I mean, we are the people who had our Christmas tree up on Nov. 1. But most of all, we love the extra time spent with friends and family, and that alone deserves a fun holiday cocktail! So I thought it was time to add a sparkling holiday drink to the mix in honor of my favorite Christmas movie: White Christmas!
My in-laws, especially my husband’s aunt, have turned me into a bubbly-lover! While a bottle of Prosecco doesn’t need to be saved for a special occasion to be enjoyed, it does make every occasion feel a little extra special and fun, which is why I decided to make my White Christmas Sangria a sparkling sangria this year!
While I’m sharing a few different holiday cocktail recipes on the blog this season, sangria recipes are always my favorite because they look so pretty and festive without a lot of time spent or cocktail-making know-how needed. Simply chop up some fruit, add a couple of liquid ingredients, and let it sit!
When I have the time, I love to add the fruit to the wine the night before so the fruit has time to soak. Watch out for the cranberries! Their tanginess is definitely magnified in the sangria, which I love, but Bryan’s a little unsure about. He says he will stick to the apples and pears in his glass.
For Prosecco cocktail recipes, I suggest adding the sparkling ingredient as close to enjoying the mix as possible so the bubbles don’t go flat! For this sparkling White Christmas Sangria, you can either add the Riondo Prosecco right before guests arrive or allow them to pour it straight into their glasses as a finisher.
Riondo Prosecco is definitely my go-to Prosecco! It’s a slightly fruity option with a crisp, clean finish that’s easy to enjoy by itself after work or with friends for girls’ night while also making a great ingredient for a Prosecco cocktail. Need more convincing? It is an authentic Italian import beverage with an approachable price point and the go-to refreshing beverage for the holidays, either with friends or alone.
You Might Also Enjoy These Holiday Cocktails:
- A Ginger Sparkling Cocktail
- Champagne Paloma (substitute champagne with prosecco)
- Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Lime
- Sparkling Raspberry Slushies
Now It’s Time to Start Making your Sparkling Holiday Sangria!
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas Sangria, filled with tasty red and green fruit for a festive holiday cocktail! Lightly sweet and tangy fruit makes a Christmas Sangria Recipe your guests will love!
- 1 bottle white wine (I normally use pinot grigio)
- 1 bottle Riondo Prosecco
- 1.5 cup apple cider
- 1 pear (chopped)
- 1 red apple (chopped)
- 1 green apple (chopped)
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Add all ingredients except the Prosecco to the pitcher and allow fruit to soak for at least a few hours.
When ready to serve, add in the Prosecco and enjoy!