How To Make Holiday Sangria, AKA Jingle Juice


I hosted our staff Holiday party last week at my place and when thinking of a welcome cocktail I just couldn’t get past the idea of sangria.  Though typically a summer drink we ladies at the office just love it so I had to find a way to make it with a little bit of a twist.


The easiest solution was to make it look festive by adding rosemary and cranberries, so I froze some in giant ice cubes for an initial gorgeous Christmas look.  Added bonus, as the ice melts, a festive flavour from the rosemary starts to present itself.  To make it even more seasonal I subbed the wine for prosecco and white grape juice instead of the traditional juice selections.  Finally I went full winter by adding a couple shakes of cinnamon.

cranberry ice cubes

Here’s how to whip it up yourself – super easy and will make you look like a fancy pro.


  • Cranberries
  • A few sprigs of rosemary
  • a bottle of proseco
  • 1 cup of white grape juice
  • 1 can of soda water
  • 1/2 cup of The Botanist
  • sugar to rim (and to taste)

How To:

  • Freeze a few cranberries and a piece of rosemary in an ice cube tray (I love these ones) if you don’t have time you can just toss them in a pitcher, frozen cranberries are the best
  • Place the ice cubes in a pitcher
  • add the remaining ingredients (minus sugar) and give it a swirl and a taste
  • If you like it a bit sweeter add some sugar – I find it quite sweet but I don’t have a sweet tooth..
  • rim your glass with some lemon and then dip it in sugar
  • enjoy!

christmas sangria