How to Make Amazing Cranberry Popcorn Garland Sangria for Christmas

It’s time to get festive and think about your Christmas cocktails. And if you haven’t planned one already, our Cranberry Popcorn Garland Sangria is a unique taste for the holidays. It’s simple to make, too!

How to Make Cranberry Popcorn Garland Sangria

Whether or not you ever made a popcorn and cranberry garland for your Christmas tree, you’ve probably seen it before. It’s fun to make, and it’s a holiday tradition from long ago.

Our recipe is an original that takes holiday tree decor — cranberries, popcorn, and oranges — and turns it into a flavorful Christmas cocktail. Red wine makes this festive drink perfect for the holiday season.

Christmas Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients for Our Christmas Sangria Cocktail

This holiday cocktail recipe makes two drinks. Feel free to adjust the quantity depending on how many Christmas drinks you would like to make.

  • quarter cup fresh cranberries
  • quarter cup plain popped popcorn
  • half cup orange juice
  • 1 cup red wine (ours was from Cuda Ridge Wines)


  • 2 glass measures with pour spouts
  • strainer
  • spoon or another device to mash cranberries
  • glasses for serving

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How to Make Cranberry Popcorn Garland Sangria

  • Clean your cranberries, and pop the popcorn.
  • Place cranberries and popcorn into a glass measurer with a pour spout.
  • Reserve 2-3 berries per glass of sangria as garnish.
  • Add orange juice.

How to Make Cranberry Popcorn Sangria for Christmas

  • Use the spoon to mash everything together. The popcorn will melt, and you will need to crush the berries.
  • Pour the liquid through a stranger into the second glass measure.
  • Use the spoon to squeeze the excess liquid out of the mash.
  • Throw away the extra cranberry popcorn mash.

Holiday Cocktails

  • Pour 1/2 cup of wine into each glass.
  • Next, pour 1/2 of the orange juice, cranberry, and popcorn liquid into each glass.
  • Top with fresh cranberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Final Results of Our Christmas Cocktail

What a festive and fun drink. And popcorn? It’s definitely a unique take on an ingredient for holiday cocktails. If you want to see how to make our cranberry popcorn strand garnish, see our next post (coming Christmas Eve!).

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