Today is one of our most favorite days of the year: it’s National Sangria Day! For the longest time, you may have thought it was Thanksgiving that started off the holiday season or that it was the first day of Hanukkah that kicked off the season, but it’s the refreshing taste of the celebratory sangrias that really get the party started!
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the holiday spirit with a refreshing sangria, so grab a glass and mix up some of these recipes.
Ultimate Winter Sangria
Fruitcakes will have to take a step aside for the newest, fruitiest item on the holiday menu. This recipe calls for oranges, limes, pears and pomegranates.
If you were to take all your favorite flavors of Christmas — such as pear, apple and cinnamon — and mix them all together into a cool, refreshing drink, this cocktail would be the result.
Caramel Apple Sangria
Even though this drink only calls for four ingredients, it’s huge on flavor.
Hard Apple Cider Sangria
The sweet flavors of red apples are combined with the tart flavors of green apples in this fruit-tastic sangria. This recipe is perfect for a holiday party, as it serves 10.
Mulled Cranberry Orange Sangria
To help you combat those cold, snowy days, this recipe for Mulled Cranberry Orange Sangria will keep you toasty and warm with all the flavors of the winter.
Apple Pie Sangria
Take the holiday dessert favorite and turn it into a sweet and refreshing drink.
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria
If you’re noticing a theme, here, it’s that apples help define holiday flavors. Not only will you get the crisp flavor of apples, but you’ll also get the tart flavors of lemons and oranges.
Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
Cranberries are quite fresh from the harvest, so now’s the best time to get the freshest and juiciest cranberries to add to a holiday cocktail.
Autumn Apple & Pear Sangria
This may say it’s for the autumn, but apples and pears have wintertime written all over them!
Pumpkin Pie Sangria
For those who just can’t let the pumpkin-flavored food items go, you can hold onto the taste for just a bit longer with this recipe.
Red Wine Apple Cider Sangria
Apple cider mixed with a full-bodied wine make for a cool, delicious drink.
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
Pop the bubbly, mix it together with apples and cinnamon, and usher in the new year!
Maybe you’ve heard, but we just added a brand new sangria to the menu: the Presidente Sangria. We’d love to have you in so you can try out our new sangria, so if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, visit your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and give the new Presidente Sangria a try.