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If you’ve ever hosted a holiday party, you know that cocktails are a must. Even better, easy wine cocktails you can make in big batches, using boxed wine. You’ll save a lot of time, effort and, not to mention, moolah. And while these drinks may be inexpensive (for booze), they’re still guaranteed to make make everyone feel pretty great. (I mean, tough family members are often easier to deal with when everyone has a drink in their hand, no?)
If you know you want to make sangria, mulled wine or something similar, you’re in the right place. There are countless holiday cocktail recipes on the internet, and sometimes sorting through them can make it seem like it isn’t even worth it. So, we did the heavy lifting for you!
Below, you’ll find 15 big-batch holiday wine cocktails that are beyond easy to make. Not all of them call specifically for boxed wine, but know that you can sub in the boxed stuff in any of them. Cheers!
Spiced Winter Sangria
If you can’t decide between mulled wine and classic sangria, compromise with this spiced red wine sangria.
Fall Rose Sangria
Get a box of “blush” wine (you know the one) and whip up this apple-filled rose sangria
Slice up some oranges, thaw some frozen cranberries, and this winter sangria is basically finished.
Spiced Mulled Wine With Blackberries
Classic mulled wine is great, but it’s even better with tart blackberries.
White Christmas Sangria
If you’re hoping for a white Christmas, why not make some white sangria to go along with it?
Cider Mulled Wine
You’ll need boxed wine and non-alcoholic apple cider for this sweet and seasonal mulled wine.
Hvid Gløgg (Danish White Mulled Wine)
Shake things up with this Danish favorite. Hvid Gløgg is warm white wine with almonds, spices, and lemon—and it’s positively delicious.
Cranberry Wine Punch
Canned cranberry sauce is fine for dinner, but you’ll need fresh (or frozen) cranberries for this tasty wine punch.
Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria
This red wine sangria is all your fall/winter favorites in a single glass.
Clementine, Whiskey, and Wine Cocktail
Kick things up a notch with a pitcher of this whiskey-spiked clementine and wine cocktail.
Winter Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria
Pomegranate gives this winter sangria an extra rich color, plus some more fruity flavor.
Red Wine Cherry Sangria
Frozen cherries come already pitted, so they’re perfect for this red wine sangria.
Sparkling Cherry Rose Sangria
This rose sangria is seasonless, but still a great way to get your family turnt over the holidays.
Red Moon Over Manhattan
Love Manhattans but want something a little lower proof? This red moon over Manhattan cocktail is mostly wine with a splash of whiskey.
Winter Rose Sangria
Sugared cranberries make this winter rose sangria totally unforgettable.