Orange Cranberry Sangria [Video]

Orange Cranberry Sangria bursts with flavors reminiscent of autumn and winter! This makes for the perfect cocktail for upcoming holidays, with hints of orange and spices!

Parties are more fun with cocktails! This time, we are sharing with you this one-of-a-kind beverage you can serve at your next party. You can enjoy it with party appetizers such as Bacon Wrapped Smokies, Taco Tortilla, and Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

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Orange Cranberry Sangria

Cranberry Sangria is a festive cocktail which is a combination of the ultimate fall berry with citrus flavors, spices, and wine.

This homemade drink takes inspiration from the original drink popular in Spain and Portugal. Though alcoholic, this beverage is fruity with a hint of spice that makes this perfect for the cold weather.

With this easy recipe, you will no longer need to spend on expensive wine and liquor. Entertain your guests with this flavorful and colorful beverage that will leave your guests asking for more!

All you need to do is follow this recipe and prepare a huge batch because this will surely be a hit at your party!

Orange Cranberry Sangria bursts with flavors reminiscent of autumn and winter! This makes for the perfect cocktail for upcoming holidays, with hints of orange and spices! #sangria #cranberrysangria #30minutemeals #fallrecipes #thanksgiving #christmas

What is Sangria?

This drink is bloody red, which is a mixture of red wine and fruits. No wonder that the Spanish sangria comes from the term that means blood.

History has it that it was the Roman conquerors who cultivated red grapes in Spain. It is from the growth of the vineyards that wineries started. And it is from the red wine these vineyards produced that sangria was born.

It is usually a summer concoction. But we formulated this recipe for the autumn and winter using the flavors of those seasons.

What are the best red wines for Sangria?

There is no single “best” wine for this party favorite. Each kind has its distinct flavor. And we recommend the kind of wine depending on the main fruit ingredient.

For example, in this recipe, we are using the cranberry. Hence, the Cabernet Sauvignon which has a fruity taste complements with berries the best.

Garnacha, Zinfandel, and Tempranillo are popular choices, too. Generally speaking, choose a wine that you will enjoy by itself even if you will not use it in this recipe.

And note that this kind of beverage flourished in Spain, so anything made in the region must be fantastic but could be more expensive.

Orange Cranberry Sangria bursts with flavors reminiscent of autumn and winter! This makes for the perfect cocktail for upcoming holidays, with hints of orange and spices! #sangria #cranberrysangria #30minutemeals #fallrecipes #thanksgiving #christmas

How do you make Cranberry Sangria?

  • Mix: In a large pitcher or container, mix the ingredients except for the orange soda.
  • Chill: Let the mixture cool for at least two hours.
  • Serve: Stir in the orange soda and ice right before serving.

Can you use frozen cranberries to make Cranberry Sangria?

Yes, you can. Simply thaw them before using in this recipe.

Can you make Cranberry Sangria in advance?

Yes! The longer the concoction sits in the fridge, the better! This will allow all the flavors from the fruits and spices to be infused in the drink.

Since you will need to chill this, then, you can prepare it a day before or so.

Orange Cranberry Sangria bursts with flavors reminiscent of autumn and winter! This makes for the perfect cocktail for upcoming holidays, with hints of orange and spices! #sangria #cranberrysangria #30minutemeals #fallrecipes #thanksgiving #christmas

How to Store:

Simply cover it nice and tight in the fridge and cool for as fast as 2 hours or as long as 24 hours. 

How to Serve:

In the glass of your choice, pour the sangria to about 3/4 of the volume. Then, add a bit of the soda and stir. And don’t forget to put ice!

Recipe Tips:

  • If you want something milder than Cabernet Sauvignon, then, you can use pinot noir.
  • You can garnish with citrus slices and fresh cranberries for a good visual presentation. You can also add some bits of apples!
  • You can also try our recipe for the cranberry mocktail if you have leftover berries.

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Orange Cranberry Sangria bursts with flavors reminiscent of autumn and winter! This makes for the perfect cocktail for upcoming holidays, with hints of orange and spices! #sangria #cranberrysangria #30minutemeals #fallrecipes #thanksgiving #christmas
Orange Cranberry Sangria
Prep Time
15 mins
 

Orange Cranberry Sangria bursts with flavors reminiscent of autumn and winter! This makes for the perfect cocktail for upcoming holidays, with hints of orange and spices!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Cranberry Sangria
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 750 ml Cabernet Sauvignon or other red wine
  • 4 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups spiced rum such as Captain Morgan
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • Peel of 1 orange ribboned
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries or thawed frozen cranberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups soda orange-flavored
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher combine all the ingredients except orange soda, stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Just before serving stir in soda and ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slices.

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Nutrition Facts
Orange Cranberry Sangria
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 209IU4%
Vitamin C 119mg144%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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