The holidays celebrations mean holiday cocktails! And one of the easiest holiday cocktails to make is Sangria, because you can make it ahead of time and chill it until the party starts. I made this Cranberry Orange Sangria with white wine for one of our holiday celebrations.
The Cranberry Orange Sangria is pretty easy to make. I boiled some cranberries with sugar to make a sweet cranberry flavored syrup, and then drained it off. Then I combined the cranberry syrup with some white wine, more cranberries, some cinnamon sticks and an orange. After a few hours of chilling in the refrigerator the flavors have melded into a nice fruity wine, perfect for the holidays. Make ahead cocktails like this just make hosting a party easier!
Cranberry Orange Sangria
- 1 1/2 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 orange sliced
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- cinnamon stick
- 1 bottle Chardonnay
- Combine the water, cranberries and sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil for 10-15 minutes, while the cranberries pop and release juices.
- Strain the mixture to remove the cranberries and leave a cranberry sugar syrup.
- Combine the syrup with the orange, remaining cranberries, cinnamon stick and wine in a pitcher.
- Chill for at least 3-4 hours and serve.
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