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Cranberry-Orange Sangria Recipe

Cranberry-Orange Sangria Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings

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

  • 1. 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 Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.