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Orange Cranberry Sangria is fresh, fun, and festive. This Christmas Sangria recipe is just perfect for the holiday season!

Orange Cranberry Sangria (Christmas Sangria Recipe)

Course: drink/cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 271kcal
Orange Cranberry Sangria is fresh, fun, and festive. This Christmas Sangria recipe is just perfect for the holiday season!
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Ingredients

For the Cranberry Orange Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Zest from 1 medium orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks halved

For the Cranberry Orange Sangria:

  • Reserved Cranberry Orange Simple Syrup about 1 cup
  • 1 750ml bottle red wine (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or a Red Blend)
  • ¾ cup Cointreau
  • 32 ounces 100% cranberry juice
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks plus extra for serving
  • 2 oranges sliced plus extra for serving
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries plus extra for serving

Instructions

For the Cranberry Orange Simple Syrup:

  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine water, sugar, cranberries, orange zest and cinnamon sticks. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to low and simmer until the cranberries have burst and have softened, about 5-7 minutes. Pour the syrup over a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium mixing bowl and discard. Set the syrup aside until cooled.

For the Cranberry Orange Sangria:

  • In a gallon container, pour the cooled simple syrup, red wine, Cointreau, cranberry juice, juice from ½ lemon, cinnamon sticks, orange slices and cranberries. Stir well.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, pour sangria in an ice-filled glass. Add an orange slice, cranberries and a cinnamon stick, if desired.
  • Cranberry Orange Sangria will keep up to 3 days refrigerated.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.8mg