Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Add some Christmas cheer to your holiday gathering with this Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria! Made with cranberries, orange slices, apple slices, brandy, cinnamon sticks, red wine and a splash of cranberry gingerale!

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

This Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria is a Cup of Christmas Cheer! Make this the star drink of your Christmas Party or Holiday Gathering.

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Start by filling a large pitcher with fresh cranberries and thin slices of orange and apple.

Next add your favorite bottle of dry red wine.

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Top that off with a cup of brandy and 4 cinnamon sticks.

Then put the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 4 and up to 12 hours. This will allow time for all of the flavors to infuse together.

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Right before serving prep your wine glasses with a sugared rim. This makes for an extra special presentation and also adds a hint of sweetness to every sip! Next fill each glass about a quarter full with crushed ice and add a few slices of fresh orange and apple on top.

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

Just before pouring the sangria add 2-4 cups of cranberry gingerale. This lightens up the sangria a bit with the fizziness of the soda and also gives the drink an extra touch of sweetness.

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

I am also giving you the recipe to impress your guests with Sparkling Cranberries! They are such a fun addition to your holiday party! Use them in drinks or to dress up your cheese plate, your guests will love them! Cheers!

Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria

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Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 classes 1x

Description

Add some Christmas cheer to your holiday gathering with this Cranberry Orange Christmas Sangria! Made with cranberries, orange slices, apple slices, brandy, cinnamon sticks, red wine and a splash of cranberry gingerale!


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Ingredients

Sangria

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 navel orange, sliced thin

1 red delicious apple, sliced thin

1 bottle dry red wine

1 cup brandy

4 cinnamon sticks

2 cups crushed ice

24 cups cranberry gingerale

Sugar Rims

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup white sugar

Garnishes

1/2 navel orange, sliced thin

1/2 red delicious apple, sliced thin

1 cup sparkling cranberries

6 cinnamon sticks

Sparkling Cranberries

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided

1 cup water

1 cup fresh cranberries


Instructions

Sangria

Add cranberries, orange and apple slices to a large drink pitcher

Pour a bottle of dry red wine over the fruit

Add the brandy, mix with a long wooden spoon

Drop 4 cinnamon sticks into the pitcher

Chill for at least 4 hours and up to 12 to let the flavors infuse

Right before serving add 2-4* cups cranberry gingerale

Sugar Rims**

Before serving, prep the glasses with a sugar rim by pouring the water into a small bowl and the sugar onto a small plate

Dip each glass rim into the water and then immediately into the sugar to coat

Garnishes

Fill each glass with crushed ice

Add a few slices or orange and apple

Pour sangria to fill glass

Top off with sparkling cranberries and a cinnamon stick

Sparkling Cranberries***

Add 1 cup sugar and water to a small sauce pan

Bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved

Reduce heat to low and add cranberries, stirring

Remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes

Strain sugar water and set cranberries on a wire rack to cool for 15-20 minutes

Pour remaining sugar into a shallow bowl

Working in batches toss cranberries in sugar to coat

Spread cranberries in a single layer on a lined baking sheet to dry

Notes

*Depending on your taste, you may want to add more or less to get desired sweet and fizziness

**This step is optional if you want the glass rims to be sugared

***Optional step for fun garnish

  • Category: drinks

Keywords: sangria, Christmas sangria, Christmas recipes

 

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