Holiday Sangria Recipe

Holiday Sangria in a clear glass with garnish

Celebrate the season and ring in the New Year with this holiday twist on red sangria. This sangria has 20% fewer calories* and 52% less sugar* than the regular sugar-sweetened version. Makes 6 servings. To watch a video demonstration of how to make this recipe, click here.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving size: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)

Calories: 200 Calories


Simple Syrup


  • 1 bottle Zinfandel

  • ¾ cup simple syrup

  • ⅓ cup Cointreau

  • 2 Honeycrisp apples, cored and sliced

  • 1 pear, cored and sliced

  • 1 orange, sliced

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 1 12-oz. bottle ginger beer

***or 12 zero-calorie Truvia Original Sweetener Packets


  • 1.

    To prepare simple syrup, combine water, Truvia Original Sweetener, cloves, ginger and cinnamon in a saucepan. Gently simmer 15-20 minutes until the Truvia Original Sweetener dissolves and flavors blend.

  • 2.

    Remove from heat and cool completely. The simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

  • 3.

    To make sangria, combine Zinfandel, simple syrup and Cointreau in pitcher or carafe. Stir to combine. Add apples, pear, orange and lemon.

  • 4.

    To serve, fill 6 glasses with ice. Divide sangria between glasses and top each with ginger beer.

*This sangria has 200 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving compared to the sugar-sweetened version which has 250 calories and 23 grams of sugar.

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 11g
Erythritol** 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 0% DV
Potassium 0% DV
Holiday Sangria is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holiday Sangria Holiday Sangria is a twist on the red sangria. It has less calories, taste great and loved the fruit. I made it for New Years and every one loved it. I am definitely going to make it again.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zings!!! Love the natural ingredients, simplicity of preparing (including keeping the simple sugar in the refrigerator), the refreshing taste, and the visual zow! I just added greens (such as mint) and it is an artistic presentation that appeals to the senses!
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made me want to try it It was easy to make and very tasty. This is going to be the made drink at my friend's surprise birthday party!
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY TO MAKE! This is an awesome beverage! Easy to make and great tasting!!
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Drink! This was not only an easy recipe, but tastes amazing as well. Will def do this one again!
Date published: 2015-04-09
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