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Make This Festive Holiday Cranberry Sangria Recipe

with Downward Dog Wine Cabernet Sauvignon

Make This Festive Holiday Cranberry Sangria Recipe with Our Cabernet Sauvignon

The halls are decked, lights are twinkling, and Christmas carols are playing on the radio. Almost everything is perfect for your annual holiday celebration, but before your guests arrive, there is one thing you have to do: make a festive drink to serve everyone!

Joyful Healthy Eats has an amazing Easy Holiday Cranberry Sangria Recipe that can be ready in four hours after just 5 minutes of prep time. According to the blog, this recipe “is filled with citrus, brandy, cranberry, and hints of cinnamon.” Yum!

This festive sangria can be made with a box of Downward Dog Wine’s Cabernet Sauvignon, known for its aroma of bouncy black plum, vanilla, subtle leather, smoke, and eucalyptus, and its firm and masculine taste with notes of chocolate truffle, dusty tannin, and brambly blackberries. 

Ingredients include:

  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 1 orange, halved, then sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • ½ cup whole frozen cranberries
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine (we recommend ¼ box of Downward Dog Wine Cabernet Sauvignon, where one box equals 4 bottles of wine)
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish


  1. Mix agave nectar with brandy, orange, lime, cinnamon sticks, cranberry, and wine in a large pitcher.
  2. Cover and place in refrigerator for four hours. It’s seriously that easy! (Note: the longer it sits, the better it tastes, so feel free to leave overnight).
  3. Add seltzer water to mixture right before serving.
  4. Pour over ice, adding rosemary sprigs garnish.
  5. Enjoy!

This recipe serves 6-8 glasses of sangria, so if you have more guests or anticipate anyone wanting refills (because, obviously!), then we recommend doubling or tripling the recipe. This is easy to do with Downward Dog Wine, as each box holds the equivalent of four bottles of wine!

Once made, the deep extracted purple color of our Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with the colorful fruit and sprigs of rosemary make for a photo-worthy cocktail that also tastes delicious. You’ll want to make this easy sangria over and over again all season long!