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Cranberry-Orange Sangria

 Cranberry-Orange Sangria
Letting this sangria sit in the fridge overnight improves the fruitiness, making it the perfect do-ahead drink for a party. It's also nice with a splash of brandy. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium apple, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Zinfandel or other fruity red wine
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • Ice cubes
  • GARNISHES:
  • Additional thinly sliced oranges and fresh cranberries, optional

Directions

  • In a large pitcher, combine the first seven ingredients; refrigerate
  • overnight. Serve over ice; garnish with oranges and cranberries if
  • desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.