Monica's favorite gear for
making Sangria
These are the perfect size for holding a batch of this sangria in the fridge. I also use these for iced tea, coffee, and spiced cider.
This makes it easy to neatly pour from wide-mouth mason jars.
This pitcher has a lid that is convenient for fridge storage.
Also available: more pitcher options
A multi-tasking gadget for straining, draining, and sifting. I used it to strain the cranberries in this recipe.
This fits regular and wide mouth canning jars. In this recipe, I used it for adding ingredients to half-gallon jars.

Holiday Cranberry Sangria

a festive, fruity drink flavored with pomegranate, orange, and apple


Cranberry Sangria

By Monica              makes 2 quarts
An easy, festive, fruity cocktail-type recipe that is perfect for holiday meals and parties. A delicious, flavorful blend of wine and brandy with cranberries, pomegranates, apples and oranges. Make-ahead convenience, too. #Sangria #Wine #Christmas #Cranberries #Pomegranate #Fruity

An easy, make-ahead recipe celebrating festive fruity flavors. Make a big batch for holiday parties.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle fruity red wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 orange or 2 clementines, thinly sliced into half-rounds

Directions
MAKE CRANBERRY SYRUP: In medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, and water. Bring to boil, then lower to a simmer for 5 minutes. Cranberries should pop and soften. Pour through fine-mesh wire strainer, pressing with back of spoon or rubber spatula to release as much liquid as possible. Discard solids (or save them to mix in yogurt/smoothies or to spread on toast).

COMBINE INGREDIENTS. In a 2-quart jar or pitcher, add cranberry syrup along with remaining ingredients: wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, chopped apple, sliced orange. Stir to combine.

REFRIGERATE: Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours; a day ahead is even better. Keeps for 3-4 days.

SERVE straight or over ice. Add some marinated fruit to each glass. Garnish glass edge with orange slices, if desired,

MAKE A BIG BATCH. Recipe may be doubled, tripled, or more for a party; serve in a punch bowl.


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This sangria is a tasty alternative to cocktails at a holiday dinner or party. With make-ahead convenience, it's flavor actually improves when made a day in advance. I love having it ready with no prep involved at the dinner or party--just open and pour!

In addition to cranberries, this sangria is flavored with pomegranate, orange, and apple. It's fruity flavor is refreshing and always a crowd pleaser.

Step-by-step photos for making
Cranberry Sangria

 

Step 1. Assemble the Ingredients:

  • fruity red wine (I usually select a Spanish wine)
  • brandy
  • orange juice
  • pomegranate juice
  • orange or clementines
  • apple
  • cranberries, sugar, & water (to make a syrup)

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Step 2. Slice the orange into thin half-rounds. Core and chop the apple.

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Step 3. Add the cranberries, water, and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer for 5 minutes. The cranberries will soften and pop open.

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Step 4. Place a wire-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the syrup from the cranberries. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to press the cranberries against the sides of the strainer to press out as much juice as possible. You should be left with about 1 cup of cranberry syrup. (Discard the solids or save them to stir into yogurt/smoothies or spread on toast.)

view on Amazon:  wire-mesh strainer, Pyrex mix-n-measure bowl

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Step 5. Add the cranberry syrup to a 2-quart jar or pitcher followed by all of the other ingredients: wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, chopped apple, sliced orange. 

Step 6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours; a day ahead is even better if you have the time.

view on Amazon:  half gallon mason jars, jar funnelflip-top pouring lidsglass pitchers

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That's it! So easy.

Serve the sangria straight or over ice. Include a few pieces of the marinated fruit in each glass. Optional: garnish the glass edge with an orange slice.

I like the informality of serving the sangria from these big half-gallon mason jars. For a more dressed-up look, serve it from a pretty glass pitcher.

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Two sangrias are better than one! I like to make both of these up for fall and holiday parties, so there's a red and white wine option. They both celebrate the season with distinctive flavors. 

view Spiced Apple Cider Sangria recipe

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Make it a Yummy day!

Monica

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Cranberry Sangria
By Monica              Servings: makes 2 quarts
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle fruity red wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 orange or 2 clementines, thinly sliced into half-rounds
Directions
MAKE CRANBERRY SYRUP: In medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, and water. Bring to boil, then lower to a simmer for 5 minutes. Cranberries should pop and soften. Pour through fine-mesh wire strainer, pressing with back of spoon or rubber spatula to release as much liquid as possible. Discard solids (or save them to mix in yogurt/smoothies or to spread on toast).

COMBINE INGREDIENTS. In a 2-quart jar or pitcher, add cranberry syrup along with remaining ingredients: wine, brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, chopped apple, sliced orange. Stir to combine.

REFRIGERATE: Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours; a day ahead is even better. Keeps for 3-4 days.

SERVE straight or over ice. Add some marinated fruit to each glass. Garnish glass edge with orange slices, if desired,

MAKE A BIG BATCH. Recipe may be doubled, tripled, or more for a party; serve in a punch bowl.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017








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