Cranberry Sangria

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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.  

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A person pouring cranberry juice into a pan.
Making the cranberry syrup

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!

Two glasses of cranberry juice with sugared cranberries in them.
5 from 4 votes

Cranberry Orange Sangria

Published By Anne
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • 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.
    1 1/2 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water
  • 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.
    1 orange, 1/2 cup cranberries, cinnamon stick, 1 bottle Chardonnay
  • Chill for at least 3-4 hours and serve.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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11 thoughts on “Cranberry Sangria”

  1. 5 stars
    I have one holiday gathering in particular that this would be a real hit at – and I want to be the one bringing it. I am saving this recipe and getting all my ingredients together. My girlfriends are going to LOVE this, and I am geeked that it’s a make ahead drink too.

  2. Hi, Anne, that looks so delicious! This is Louise with A Gainesville Mom Writes, and one of the newest co-hosts for Wakeup Wednesday Linky. I just wanted to stop by to congratulate you for being featured this week and to connect with you, you are so awesome! This month, I have met some amazing women behind a blog. Everyone I’ve met is so amazing, and for that, I’m thankful for being a co-host this month! I want to say happy holidays to you, and I’m your newest follower on twitter, +google, and pinterest because you rock!


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