Cranberry Orange Sangria Recipe
While shopping I purchased some cranberries and really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. I saw a recipe on Facebook for cranberry orange sangria and I was like “this is perfect”. It looked so delicious and refreshing. I made it for the first time for my guest on Christmas and they loved it. The first batch was gone in a flash. So fast that I didn't get any pictures. I decided to make it as well for my aunts birthday dinner and this time actually garnish the cups for all of my guest. It's something about receiving a pretty garnished drink that makes me feel as if I’m on a tropical island somewhere. This time my guest were in all over their drinks. I even froze some cranberries on a wooden sewer instead if using ice cubes. My guest loved how cute the frozen cranberries were. Might I add this drink taste as good as it looks. Me being me, I didn’t use the wine recommend in the recipe, of course, I wasn't running out to the store. I believe that any white wine would do. Typically, when I make regular sangria, I purchase the sangria wine and just add the fruit and sugar. I love how simple this recipe is to make. Plus, having pretty straws around just make it a bonus.
Have you ever tried cranberry orange sangria? Are you a sangria fan?
Cranberry Orange Sangria
Ingredients-serv 8**optional garnishes: cranberries, cinnamon sticks, sliced oranges.**
- Stir together cranberry juice, sugar, orange slices, slices and cinnamon sticks, 1/2 of the bottle of wine in a large pitcher.
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes (or up to eight hours).
- When you are ready to serve the sangria, add the ginger ale to the cranberry juice mixture and stir briefly to combine.
- Serve immediately in glasses, topped with optional garnishes.