A Squared: Holiday Sangria with Beso Del Sol

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Sangria with Beso Del Sol

Cheers! This Saturday, December 20th is National Sangria Day. Let's celebrate by toasting with a glass of festive holiday sangria featuring Beso Del Sol!

Beso Del Sol is a premium 100% natural sangria made by blending Spanish Tempranillo wine with fruit and citrus juices to create a light and refreshing sangria. All of the flavor you're looking for in a traditional red sangria can be found here and unlike most premade sangrias, the flavors are fresh and light and not syrupy or too sweet.

This bag-in-a-box variety is the perfect base for a festive holiday party sangria: You don't have to worry about adding a ton of different ingredients to your sangria recipe with Beso Del Sol-- just toss in some of your favorite fruit, chill, and serve! Bonus: Each box contains the equivalent of three bottles of wine and the bag-in-box design helps the sangria to stay fresher longer.

I recently had some girlfriends over for a pre-holiday dinner and wanted to serve a festive drink. I used Beso Del Sol as the basis for a holiday sangria flavored with fresh oranges, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds. The fruit soaks in the sangria for several hours along with a few cinnamon sticks to create an intensely flavored seasonal sangria. I love this flavor combination: the hit of warm and spicy cinnamon with the sweet and tangy fruits meld together nicely in this Tempranillo base. It's the perfect drink for a Christmas party, ringing in the New Year, or for celebrating National Sangria day this weekend, of course!


  • 1 orange, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup whole cranberries, frozen
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, plus additional for serving
  • 1/2 carton Beso Del Sol sangria
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry raspberry flavored sparkling water

Place orange slices, pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks in a large pitcher. Pour Beso Del Sol sangria over the top and chill in the refrigerator for several hours.

When ready to serve, add the sparkling water to the pitcher.

Fill glasses with ice and garnish each with a cinnamon stick. Pour in the sangria and serve.

Editor's Note: This post was sponsored by Beso Del Sol, however all opinions expressed herein are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Squared possible!


  1. put this on the list of things i want to drink after i have my baby ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Thank you for this wonderful holiday receipt! I'm so glad that I've found it before New Year. I need to organize corporate party for unmsp.org employees and I was wondering what they are suppose to drink? Now I have a perfect answer for this hard question. Thank you a lot!


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