Cranberry Sangria

Cranberry Sangria Recipe
Photo: Luca Trovato
A fruit-forward red wine, such as a Beaujolais or Zinfandel, works well for wine cocktails like this one.


Makes 6 cups
Total time: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
Total: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes


2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 (750-milliliter) bottle fruity red wine
1/2 cup brandy
1 cup fresh orange juice
Garnishes: fresh cranberries; orange, lemon, and lime slices


1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes or until cranberries pop. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids.

2. Transfer cranberry mixture to a large pitcher. Stir in wine, brandy, and orange juice. Chill 2 hours. Serve over ice; garnish with cranberries and fruit slices, if desired.

To serve as a warm mulled cocktail, transfer mixture to a Dutch oven and heat just until it begins to boil. Garnish, if desired.

Jackie Mills, R.D.,

Coastal Living

November 2011
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