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Holiday Sangria (with non-alcoholic cider option)

Holiday sangria is the perfect drink for holiday entertaining. Make this apple cider alcohol drink to serve a crowd, with or without alcohol!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Christmas, Holiday, North American, Thanksgiving
Keyword Holiday Apple Cider Sangria
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 153kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 4 cups apple juice (natural apple juice is best)
  • 2 cups white wine (in place of white wine, add the same amount of white grape juice or white cranberry juice to make it alcohol free)
  • 2 cups ginger ale (or ginger beer, for a spicy kick)
  • sliced apples, sliced ginger, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and whole cranberries for garnish (optional)


  • If desired, 24 hours before serving, add the cinnamon sticks and the star anise to the apple juice and store in the fridge.
  • Before serving, combine the juice, wine, and ginger ale in a large pitcher and add sliced apples, sliced ginger, and whole fresh cranberries, along with a few extra star anise and cinnamon sticks.
  • Stir well to combine and let sit in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes before serving.
  • Add ice, if desired.



In place of the wine, add either white grape juice or white cranberry juice to make this Holiday Apple Cider Sangria without Alcohol.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg