Holiday Sangria Recipes

Cranberries

December 20th marks National Sangria Day, so here are three sangria recipes to help you celebrate this holiday season and the rest of the year (each recipe makes 6-8 servings).

Cranberry Sangria

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 750-mL bottles of Malbec, or a fruity red wine
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau or Simple Syrup
  • 1 medium Gala apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 small orange, halved and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan to make simple syrup, bringing to a boil over high heat. When the sugar has fully dissolved, remove from heat.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks and set aside to cool completely. Combine cinnamon and simple syrup with cranberries, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Combine wine, Cointreau, the apple and orange in a container with a lid. Add strained cranberry-cinnamon mixture to taste; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Garnish with cranberries, cinnamon
    sticks and fruit slices if desired; serve and enjoy!

Spiced Citrus Sangria

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 750-mL Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions:

  1. Chill fruit and liquid ingredients for at least 2 hours. Place the fruit in a large pitcher, and add rum and sugar. Stir gently and refrigerate for at least 2 more hours.
  2. Add the wine and orange juice to the pitcher, stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

White Wine Sangria

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 750-mL bottle Pinot Gris, or other dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup granulate sugar
  • 1 lime, sliced thick
  • 1 lemon, slicked thick
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda

Directions:

  1. Combine white wine, brandy and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar is mostly dissolved. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Add lime, lemon, apple and grapes. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Top everyone’s glass off with lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

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