ultimate holiday batch sangria Dreaming of a white or red Christmas?

Sangria is not just for summertime soirées, it’s the ultimate make-ahead holiday batch drink.

Simply choose seasonal fruit and adjust flavors according to the season.

So festive and beautiful!

Think hints of ginger and notes of seasonal spices such cloves, allspice berries, star anise and cinnamon—all the holiday things!

Make sangria with a wine you like to drink. Use inexpensive fruity wine (not your best Pinot, but something very drinkable) for red sangria. For white sangria, lean to dry whites such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

The best part of making sangria: leftover boozy apples you can secretly nibble on the next day while wrapping gifts! {clink}

Hosting tip: Sangria is pre-batched before topping with bubbles and should be made to order. Serve guests as they arrive or allow guests to serve themselves. Do not pour glasses of sangria over ice and top with bubbles before guests arrive. Takers who arrive later will end up sipping watered down sangria and with sad, lifeless bubbles.

If you love this recipe, try Rosy Cheeks made with cranberry-vanilla puree and topped with sparkling rosé!