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How to Make the Perfect Christmas Sangria for Your Next Holiday Gathering

Red and white sangria on a metal tray with decorative red and white striped straws

The holiday season is upon us, which means there will be plenty of holiday parties and gatherings to attend in the next few weeks. And with each holiday party usually means bringing a festive dish or drinks to share. I always tend to procrastinate picking up something to take to parties and gatherings, so I need to stop somewhere that is convenient and fast! Luckily, there is a Discount Drug Mart just down the street from my apartment and it is always my go to stop.

If you’re in Ohio, your local Discount Drug Mart saves you the runaround with its convenient and large range of products and state minimum pricing on alcohol. Today, I have partnered with Discount Drug Mart to share their wide selection of wine and how to make two easy Christmas sangria recipes that will be sure to dazzle your friends and family at your next holiday gathering.

This post is sponsored by Discount Drug Mart. As always, all opinions are my own.

The recipes I am sharing with you today are super simple to make and everything you need can be purchased at your local Discount Drug Mart. If you aren’t sure where to find your nearest Discount Drug Mart, click here. Then, all you need to do is put everything into a pitcher the night before your gathering and you are good to go!

White Christmas Sangria


  • 1 bottle of Castle Rock Chardonnay
  • 1L bottle of club soda
  • 1 large granny smith apple
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1/8+ cup of sugar (or more, to taste)
  • Fresh rosemary


The night before your soiree or gathering, in a large pitcher or carafe, pour in your cranberries, a diced green apple, sugar, club soda, and wine. For this recipe, I picked up the Castle Rock Chardonnay because it is not only affordable at Drug Mart, but it is also consistently rated highly in Washington state. Stir your ingredients and then allow it to set in the fridge overnight. Serve in a wine glass with ice and garnish with rosemary and a fun, decorative straw!

Red Christmas Sangria


  • 1 bottle of 19 Crimes 2017 Red Wine
  • 1 cup of Brandy
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • 2 large lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 2 oranges
  • Fresh rosemary or cinnamon sticks


The night before your gathering, pour in your cranberries, sliced lemons, limes, and oranges, orange juice, brandy, and wine into a large pitcher or carafe. Stir your ingredients and then allow it to set in the fridge overnight. Serve in a wine glass with ice and garnish with rosemary or cinnamon sticks and a fun, decorative straw! While serving the sangria, be sure to tell your friends and family about the Living Wine Labels app because it’s a great conversation starter at parties!

Pro tip: The longer your sangria sits in the fridge, the more flavor it will have! However, if you are on a tight timeline, it will still be good if you make it the same day!

Be sure to let me know in the comments if you try out one of my recipes! Happy Holidays!


Kasually Katie

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  • Reply Jasper

    This looks so pretty and delicious! What a festive drink!

    December 12, 2018 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Shayna

    Yum! Looks delicious I will have to try this out for my holiday baking day! 😍

    December 12, 2018 at 7:57 am
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Definitely let me know how you like them! The red is my favorite!

      December 12, 2018 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Kat

    These look amazing! I’m definitely making these for our holiday parties! Thank you!

    December 12, 2018 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Taylor

    Oh my gosh, these all look SO delicious!! Can’t wait to try them out!

    December 12, 2018 at 8:49 am
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Let me know how you like them! The red is definitely my favorite!

      December 12, 2018 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Ramsey

    These looks so beautiful and Christmas-y! And more importantly, within my skill set! Had no idea Discount Drug Mart had such extensive wine offerings. Will be sure to check them out!

    December 12, 2018 at 8:58 am
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Honestly, the first time I walked into a Drug Mart when I moved here, I was so shocked too! They definitely have a great selection!

      December 12, 2018 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Amy Tackett

    These look delicious! I’ve been wanting to try 19 Crimes forever! I love that you can download an app and hear their story. Great post, Katie!

    December 12, 2018 at 11:04 am
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Out of all the 8 bottles I bought, 19 Crimes was definitely my favorite! It’s really good!

      December 12, 2018 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Tonya Espy

    Yum! I love sangria! This looks great!

    December 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply

    Thanks for the winter white sangria recipe. I tried making sangria for the first time over the summer and it was so good! Will pin this to make for our Christmas party in a couple weeks.

    December 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Ah you are in for a treat! I hope you love it!

      December 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Jess Beard

    Oh my word! Those drinks looks so festive and delicious! I know what I’ll be serving at the next holiday gathering!

    December 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I’m so making this for my Christmas Party

    December 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Lesa Rumbalski

    looks delish!

    December 12, 2018 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Meach

    Yum!! These are awesome, Katie!

    December 13, 2018 at 6:10 am
  • Reply Bri

    I absolutely love the images on this post! Those alone make me want to try out this recipe for myself haha great read!

    December 13, 2018 at 8:03 am
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Aw thank you, Bri! That makes me so happy to hear. I hope you do make the recipes and love them!

      December 13, 2018 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Shibani

    These look fun and delicious!

    December 13, 2018 at 10:27 am
  • Reply catie beth

    Oh my gosh I wish I saw this post sooner! Looks so delicious!

    January 13, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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