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Holiday White Wine Cranberry Sangria Recipe with Rosemary

This white wine cranberry sangria recipe with rosemary is the perfect adult drink to serve when entertaining for the holidays! This month, we’re making a holiday edition of a traditional favorite sangria recipe with white wine, cranberries, and rosemary.

Holiday White Wine Cranberry Sangria Recipe with Rosemary

A holiday cranberry cocktail to love

Hosting a holiday party this year? Or simply looking for some ideas to make holiday alcoholic drinks for adults? This easy-to-make white wine cranberry sangria – a cranberry and rosemary white Christmas sangria recipe – is a hit at parties and events!

Fresh Cranberries

Try this white wine sangria recipe for the holidays

Every year, we attend at least two Christmas parties and have company over at our house as well. The adults will be sipping something a little different along with Christmas dinner this year: SANGRIA. Yes, I know, it’s not a traditional winter drink, but follow me here!

I wanted to make some delicious, guilt-free cocktails for Christmas dinner (along with this cute and tasty Christmas tree cheese platter with sausage), so I decided to sweeten the mix with Sweet’N Low. Calorie-free and diabetic-friendly? Yes, please!

White Christmas Sangria with Rosemary and cranberries

Holiday white wine cranberry sangria drink recipe with rosemary

I absolutely love the holiday season and everything it entails. Warmth, family, friends, laughs, celebrating, it’s everything to me. The flavors of the season really bring it all full circle, and if you love rosemary and fresh cranberries, you will enjoy this holiday cocktail recipe with rosemary.

Take a gander at this sweet and tart holiday cocktail, a combination of fresh cranberries, apples, blueberries, and rosemary creates the flavors of this holiday drink. Try out this holiday white cranberry sangria drink recipe, a twist on a favorite that goes with the season!

Ingredients needed for cranberry cocktail with rosemary:

  • Your favorite white wine
  • White grape juice
  • Sugar (we used an alternative)
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh Rosemary

Holiday cocktails - Cranberry rosemary white wine sangria recipe

Holiday Drinks - Cranberry Rosemary White Holiday Sangria

Holiday White Cranberry Sangria with Rosemary

An adults-only holiday sangria made with white wine, perfect for your holiday events!
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  • 1 - 750 mL. bottle white wine Riesling
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 2 tbsp. sugar We used 5-6 packets Sweet'N Low
  • 1/2 red apple sliced
  • 1/2 green apple sliced
  • 2 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary + a few extra small pieces for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, set one sprig of rosemary aside.
  • Allow the sangria to marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • When you're ready to serve, garnish each glass with remaining rosemary.

Cranberry Rosemary White Wine Christmas Sangria

Enjoy our Christmas sangria recipe

We hope you enjoy this recipe! Feel free to substitute the sugar for whatever sweetener you like, or leave it out entirely if you don’t really want your sangria to be too sweet. Also, if you love recipes with fresh cranberries, try our fresh cranberry cake with sugared cranberries for dessert!

I love the way that this drink turned out, it’s going on the annual holiday menu for sure. As soon as I can figure out the best way to seal and transport it, I’m gifting it, for sure! I am adding this white wine sangria cocktail recipe to my holiday menu every year.

Tip: This is an alcoholic Reisling sangria. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the bottle of wine with a bottle of apple cider. The kids will go nuts for this! If you’re making both, be sure to clearly label the pitchers.

Holiday White Cranberry Sangria Drink Recipe with Rosemary

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