New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktail: Sparkling Sangria

Make any party special with champagne cocktails. Here I have six different cocktails for you that together only use nine simple ingredients. Easy and fun, the perfect party!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for a Sparkling Sangria. It’s sparkling wine with a lot of ice and a lot of fruit. It’s a refreshing drink that would be perfect to start out your New Year’s Eve. Before your guests arrive, make up a pitcher of it. Greet them at the door with the pitcher and a glass to pour into.

6 Easy Champagne Cocktails from 9 Simple Ingredients: This is the Sparkling Sangria

Then lead them to the bar and show them the ingredients and recipes for the other champagne cocktails that they can sample throughout the night!

Here are the links to all of the easy champagne cocktails:

Paint Your Mimosa Red

The Pink French 75

The Poinsettia

The Black Velvet

The Barbowhatever

Get the list of ingredients that you’ll need to make the six champagne cocktails here.

Here’s the recipe for today’s champagne cocktail, the Sparkling Sangria:


Sparkling Sangria
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This sangria is made in a pitcher using 1 bottle of sparkling wine per batch. Don't be tempted to make it ahead of time though (as you might a non-sparkling sangria) because you don't want all the fizz to dissipate from the drink. You're best to have all the fruit ready to go and then quickly combine it with the sparkling wine and ice as your guests arrive, and then make another batch when the first pitcher is empty.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 6
  • ice cubes
  • about 40 frozen cranberries
  • 1 medium orange (or 2 clementines)
  • ½ of a lemon
  • 1 bottle of sparkling wine
  1. Put the cranberries in a medium sized bowl and cover with hot tap water to defrost them. Once defrosted, drain them and then chop them up. If any juice accumulates on the cutting board try to save it to add to the sangria. Similarly, roughly chop the orange and the lemon also saving up any of the juices that squirt out onto your cutting board.
  2. Fill a 1 and ½ liter (50 ounce) pitcher ⅓ full of ice. Add the cranberries, orange and lemon along with any of the accumulated juice. Pour in the bubbly. Store in the fridge for up to 30 minutes before serving. I like to serve this sangria in Champagne flutes but you can use regular wine glasses or a martini glass.

11 Responses to “New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktail: Sparkling Sangria”

  1. a farmer in the dell — January 21, 2013 @ 10:49 pm (#)

    It may not be new years eve anymore, but it is my husband and my 2nd year wedding anniversary. I think this cocktail is just perfect for the occasion!

    • Christine Pittman — January 22, 2013 @ 5:29 pm (#)

      Fantastic! Let me know how it goes. And Happy Anniversary to you both :)


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