Mulled Holiday Sangria

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Happy Thanksgiving weekend! You did it! Pat yourself on the back for surviving another busy holiday. I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your Thanksgiving and even Black Friday shopping, if that’s your thing! To celebrate, how about a nice warm mug of deliciously sweet and tart Mulled Holiday Sangria? Yes, please! I’m spending this weekend curled up under a blanket and relaxing before the real holiday madness begins.

Mulled Holiday Sangria

  • 1 bottle of red wine, I used Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2-3 cups of Apple Cider
  • Sliced fruit, I used pear and orange
  • Cinnamon sticks, you can also add cloves, star anise, and/or cardamom pods
  • 1/2 cup Orange liqueur (which I totally forgot about until right before serving. HA!)
  • 1/4 cup honey, optional


Add all of your ingredients into a large pot on the stove. Simply let it simmer away until warm and fragrant. It was seriously make your house smell AMAZING. Like Christmas morning, but with wine! 😉


Serve in a mug with sliced fruit and a cinnamon stick. So festive! This Mulled Sangria is so delicious. If the Cabernet is a little dry for your taste, you can 1/4 cup of honey OR try it with a different wine! For something lighter, you can use Chardonnay or even Moscato, if you like things on the sweeter side. You can also add fresh orange juice for a bright flavor. The possibilities are endless. I just LOVE Sangria and mulled wine so why not combine both?


This mug of deliciousness will keep you warm and toasty this holiday season, whether you’re snuggling on the couch watching the kids decorate the tree or walking in the cold singing carols. It’s perfect for a holiday brunch as well!

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