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Mulled Cider Sangria!

Hello, to all my “Celebrate Always” friends! We just finished celebrating The Bubbly Walk to celebrate National Bubbly Day, and it was the bubbliest! Everyone absolutely loved our Mulled Cider Sangria made with our custom mulling spice.

It was light and refreshing with the perfect amount of bubbles. The perfect beverage to make you feel Christmas-y when it’s the middle of a hot summer.

This is the same recipe that I used at Diva Spring Fling, but I was able to put out both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions this time. At Diva Spring Fling, I made the non-alcoholic version and walked around with the Moscato, spiking the adults’ cups.

Unfortunately, time got away from me, and I wasn’t able to add the recipe online.

Everyone loved the Mulled Cider Sangria so much today, and we had some out-of-town guests request that we add the mulling spice to our online store. So, if you are also hoping to shop this year-round favorite, we will be adding it online just as soon as possible.

The Mulled Cider Sangria was so popular, in fact, that as soon as I was able, I started typing up the recipe for you here. Enjoy!

Mulled Cider Sangria

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 1-8 hours
Yield: About 1 gallon
Tweaked from: Apple Cider Sangria Recipe – Crafty Morning


  • 1 package of our custom mulling spice
  • 1/2 gallon of apple juice
  • 1-2 apples, sliced horizontally (I used Pink Ladies today)
  • 1/2 an orange, sliced horizontally
  • 1 bartlett pear, quartered and diced (which I forgot today, but all the fruit is for looks anyway)
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle sparkling grape juice (750 ml)
  • 1 bottle Moscato (optional)


???? Mix mulling spice into heated apple juice until it comes to a simmer and sugars dissolve.

???? Chill mulled cider until cold (or overnight).

???? Add ice to a serving container about a third full (or serve the ice in individual cups).

???? Add fruit and cinnamon sticks to the container. If you have a clear container, you can arrange the pretty fruits around the sides, vertically so they show up nicely against the glass.

???? Pour mulled cider into your serving container. Then, pour in the lemon juice, sparkling grape juice, and Moscato.

???? Serve with extra cinnamon sticks and frozen cranberries to garnish.


  1. At Diva Night, we mixed everything together except the Moscato, and I walked around spiking each 9-ounce cup with a splash of Moscato. However, the amount of Moscato in the recipe is how much we used for The Bubbly Walk.
  2. Also at Diva Night, we ran out of Moscato in the first hour of the event. So, we switched to whatever red wine I had on hand. Traditionally, Sangria is served with red wine, and everyone still loved it. However, you will miss some of the bubbles.

If you like this recipe, you should check out all the other recipes we’ve gathered.

For all of our recipes, just check out our Pinterest board or the Recipes on our website. Our other recipes featuring the mulling spices include:

Mulled Cider Punch – The Christmas Shoppe (
The Christmas Shoppe’s Wassail – The Christmas Shoppe (
Mulled Cider Moscow Mule – The Christmas Shoppe (

Thank you for reading. We hope this is just one more way we help you “Celebrate Always” (I Thessalonians 5:16).

Merry Christmas,
Mrs. C.