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White Christmas Sangria

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Our White Wine Sangria is full of the best holiday flavors – fresh crisp apples, plump grapes, sprigs of fresh rosemary and of course white wine! It is the perfect drink for your gatherings.

Christmas time is all about entertaining and spending time with our loved ones, but there is a certain amount of stress that comes with trying to plan and make sure everything is perfect. Our Christmas Sangria recipe is great for your intimate or large gatherings – it can be doubled or even tripled if you need a bigger batch- stunning to look at and its incredible flavor does not go unnoticed.

When I made this for a gathering with my girlfriends every single one of them told me how it was so much better than other sangria recipes they have had in the past. Find out our secrets to the perfect cocktail!

White sangria in clear glass pitcher with fresh cut apples and grapes

Best Christmas Sangria

There is nothing I love more than sharing a good cocktail recipe with ya’ll – especially after seeing how much you guys loved our Cranberry Clementine Cocktail from last year! That’s why this year I thought it would be a great idea to do a really festive sangria recipe that you can share with larger groups – and you can even do this completely non-alcoholic as a mocktail sangria if that’s what you prefer!

When you take a sip you are immediately transported to a magical world of yum – the sparkling apple juice mixed with the white wine and fruit is enough to make anyone dream of a white Christmas. It is so simple to mix up as well – after a couple minutes spent chopping apples and grapes everything else gets poured into the pitcher and stirred before going in the fridge to set the flavors. This will leave you with more time to get those Christmas cookies baked and placed on your goodie trays!

Two stemless wine glasses with white wine Christmas sangria and fresh grapes

FAQs for Christmas Sangria

Here are some of the questions you guys have asked about making sangria and cocktails over the years – if you have a question that isn’t here feel free to leave a comment or email us and we will respond as soon as we can!

What is White Sangria?

This is a great question – white sangria is simple a mix of cut up fresh fruits, fruit juice (not required) and a simple white wine (like a Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Gewurztraminer etc) all mixed together to create a one of a kind cocktail to serve any time of year!

What Fruit can you put in Sangria?

The possibilities for the “right” fruit are really as endless as your imagination here. Now, you will want to be sure to pick fruits based off of your base – if you are doing a white sangria recipe fruits like apples, grapes, peaches, pears, strawberries and citrus go really well. If you are making a red sangria then you will want to use things more like oranges, plums, cherries and any citrus.

How far in Advance can you make Sangria?

The sooner the better – at least that’s my preference!!! I try to always make my sangria the day before to give the fruits time to soak up the goodness and really incorporate the flavors throughout. That being said, if you have to make yours the day of that’s okay too, just TRY to do it at least 3 hours in advance for the best flavor outcome.

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White Christmas Sangria Recipe with apples, grapes and sparkling apple juice

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To make this the BEST Christmas Sangria I really think you need a beautiful glass pitcher for serving so everyone can see the bright red and green apples and grapes and get into the festive spirit!

Recipe for White Sangria

White Christmas Apple Sangria

A delicious sangria recipe with sparkling apple juice, white wine and fruit that is enough to make anyone dream of a white Christmas

Course Cocktails, Drinks, Holiday
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cocktails, Cocktails, Sangira, White Sangria
Prep Time 10 minutes
Rest/Chill 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 glasses
Author Melissa


  • 2 Green Apples *We used Granny Smith
  • 2 Red Apples *We used Red Delicious
  • Red and Green Grapes
  • 1 bottle White Wine
  • 3 cups Sparkling Apple Juice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary optional


  • Begin by thinly slicing apples – set aside a few as garnish on the edge of your glasses if you wish. Also, slice grapes in half to help release their flavor and allow them to soak up the liquid.
  • Pour wine, sparkling apple juice and water into pitcher and stir with wooden spoon. Add in fruit and stir again. Cover and place in the fridge at least 3 hours, overnight is best!
  • Before serving give a good stir and add in the fresh rosemary (whole) as garnish. Use reserved apples to garnish the glass and serve.
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