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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.

Cranberry Orange Sangria - Easy Holiday Cocktail

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!

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Yield: 6

Cranberry Orange Sangria

Cranberry Orange Sangria
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1 bottle Chardonnay

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Strain the mixture to remove the cranberries and leave a cranberry sugar syrup.
  3. Combine the syrup with the orange, remaining cranberries, cinnamon stick and wine in a pitcher.
  4. Chill for at least 3-4 hours and serve.

Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Sodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 20g

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By on December 5th, 2014

12 thoughts on “Cranberry Sangria”

  1. 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.

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  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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