Who says sangria is just for the summer? This Cranberry Sangria Recipe is full of fresh fall flavors and is a festive drink to serve to your guests without a ton of effort.
Cranberry Sangria Recipe
Sangrias are wonderful for not only infusing wine with delicious fruity notes, but they are also a great prep-ahead recipe that can allow you to serve specialty drinks to your guests without having to stop what you’re doing and mix a cocktail each time.
Sangrias are best about an hour before they need to be served, to give the wine a chance to breath and the fruits a chance to infuse that wine with some extra flavor.
I previously used pomegranate seeds in this recipe, but this time I opted to add just a touch of pomegranate-blueberry juice, as pomegranates are so small they can interfere with the sipping experience. I also really like using a Cranberry Wine (like this one) which is made with pure cranberries, for half of the wine called for in the recipe. It’s unexpected, tart and delicious.
Ingredients Needed for Cranberry Sangria
- 1-750ml Red Wine (or half Cranberry wine, half red wine)
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 3 Tablespoons orange juice
- 3 Tablespoons pomegranate-blueberry juice
- 1 orange peel, sliced into small pieces for garnish
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Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Large pitcher
- Vegetable peeler
- Measuring cup
- Serving glasses
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- Blackberries are in season in the summer, but they can be had all year. So be sure to try ourblackberry gin martini at your next cocktail party.
- While the mai tai cocktail is probably more of a poolside drink, imagine yourself on a tropical island this fall with one of these in your hand.
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