Holiday Sangria

These past few months have been challenging for our family.  My mom has been battling stage 3 breast cancer.  She has been handling it like a champ though!  She had her second to last chemo two days ago and has scheduled her mastectomy in December.  Thankfully, her breast cancer is not the genetic kind, which is super awesome for my boobies!  Still have to start getting mammograms in a few years.

And to top it off, our 13 year old beagle got pancreatitis last week!  So, between taking him back and forth to the vet, we have been exhausted!  But he is doing better now and getting spoiled!  He now gets food cooked by me and thinks he is King of the House.

With all of this going on, we had a Thanksgiving party last week.  I decided to make Sangria for the first time.  It was such a hit, that a couple of people asked for the recipe!


  • 1 bottle white wine (I used Resso: Garnacha Blanca)
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 1 cup carbonated water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2-1 cup Apple Pie Liquor
  • 2 apples chopped (I used HoneyCrisp)
  • 1 Tbsp raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2c pomegranate seeds
  • 1 orange chopped


Put the fruit in the bottom of a pitcher.  I didn’t have a pitcher, so I used a large cooking pot.


Next, add the cinnamon sticks, carbonated water, wine, cinnamon, cider, and honey.

Last, add the liquor!  Start with 1/2c and then add as much or as little as your like!  I let mine chill for about 9 hours.  It needs to chill for at least 2 hours, but the longer it chills, the better it gets!


Next time I make this, I will have to make a double recipe!