Sangria is always festive.
The wine-based punch, filled with sliced fruit and delicious vino, is always a crowd-pleaser.
But combine the Spanish concoction with seasonal holiday ingredients and you get a superior Christmas punch perfect to wash down all those holiday goodies with.
Celebrate National Sangria Day -- which is today! -- or prep one of these festive punches for Christmas day brunch. Either way you (and all of your friends) will win.
White Holiday Sangria
Red and green apples join forces with apple schnapps in this silky white sangria recipe. The variation of garnishes, including a jubilant rosemary sprig, add color to an otherwise pearly white Christmas drink.
Find the recipe from Total Wine
Apple Cider Sangria
Fall and winter don’t truly arrive until you’ve filled your belly with apple cider. This seasonal sangria works long past apple season into the holidays. Loaded with apple-flavored whiskey in addition to apple cider and fresh apples, the drink should tide you over until next autumn.
Check out the recipe on Recipe Girl
With a name like Jingle Juice, how can you turn this vodka-spiked take on classic sangria. The recipe incorporates the neutral spirit to give the drink some punch, but it also includes interesting flavorful additions like mint and limes, giving the entire fizzy punch the feeling of a seasonal spritzer.
Find the recipe at Delish
Tasty features a quartet of wintery sangria recipes in this helpful video, but our favorite is the mulled version presented first. The large-batch drink is just like mulled wine, but filled with even more cozy holiday vibes thanks to spices and fruits, as well as a hefty pour of brandy.
The holidays call for more festive glassware than your usual Snoopy mug, so break out (but don’t break) the Champagne flutes for this classy, bubbly take on sangria perfect for a luxe holiday party. Sparkling apple cider combines with white wine, cranberries and rosemary for a fragrant little glass of heaven.
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For a certain type of holiday reveler, the season calls for Fireball. To them we say, fire up the dragon with this Fireball-spiked sangria. Citrusy, appley and full of cinnamon flavor, it’s a sure holiday party winner.
Find the recipe over at Delish