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Glass of cranberry sangria with fresh cranberries, apples and cinnamon

Cranberry Sangria

Cranberry Sangria is a refreshing holiday sangria with fruity red wine, fresh cranberries and warm cinnamon spice.  It's perfect for entertaining!
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Ingredients

  • 2 large oranges divided
  • 1 apple plus apple slices for serving
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries plus more for serving
  • 1 cup cranberry juice I used 100% from concentrate which was low in sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy may substitute with cointreau
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle fruity red wine*

Instructions 

  • Slice the apple and one of the oranges, then place in the bottom of a large pitcher and muddle well.
  • Juice the remaining orange, which will yield about 1/2 cup of juice, and add to the pitcher along with the fresh cranberries, cointreau or brandy, granulated sugar, cinnamon sticks and wine. Stir well and cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. The longer the flavors meld together, the better the sangria will taste.
  • Before serving, stir well and taste. Add more sugar if necessary and stir until the sugar has just about dissolved.
  • Serve with additional orange and apple slices, fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • *Be sure that the wine you use is good, drinkable quality. While you don't want to use one that's too expensive, you want to use one that you enjoy drinking by the glass. A deep, fruity flavored wine is ideal in this sangria -- just use your favorite!
  • The cranberry juice that I used was 100% from concentrate and only contained 7 grams of sugar per serving. Check the label for the sugar content of your cranberry juice -- if it's higher you may not need to add any additional sugar depending on how sweet you prefer your sangria to be.
  • This sangria may be made a few days in advance -- the longer it sits the better it is!
  • Make this a sparkling cranberry sangria by topping it off with sparkling water when ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 236kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 349mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 183IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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