How to Make Apple Cranberry Sangria at Home
This Apple Cranberry Sangria recipe is loaded with seasonal produce. This red wine based holiday cocktail is perfect for entertaining guests! Red wine, apple brandy, cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, apples, oranges, and fresh cranberries all work together to make this the tastiest sangria ever.
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Hello there! This is Allison from Celebrating Sweets and I’m here to share a big pitcher of Apple Cranberry Sangria with you. This is the sangria recipe that you’ll want to serve when entertaining guests throughout the holiday season and beyond!
This Apple Cranberry Sangria is loaded with cozy and comforting fall and winter flavors and seasonal produce. The red wine, apple brandy, cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, apples, oranges, and fresh cranberries blend beautifully for the perfect holiday cocktail.
CHEERS TO OUR NEW FAVORITE SANGRIA RECIPE!
Last year, I served Apple Cider Sangria, and although we all loved it, I wanted to switch things up this year. Apple Cranberry Sangria seemed like the perfect drink for entertaining guests. My family of taste testers absolutely loved this sangria.
It’s not too sweet, it’s full of comforting flavors, and it’s incredibly easy to throw together. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your winter holiday meals or parties.
DON’T FORGET THE SUGARED CRANBERRIES!
If you want to make your sangria feel a little extra fancy, you can garnish it with sugared cranberries. There are just two simple steps. Toss fresh cranberries with maple syrup, then roll the cranberries in granulated sugar.
Let them set up in the fridge and then you’ll have a pretty, sparkly, edible garnish for your holiday cocktail. You can put them on cocktail picks or drop a few into each glass as you serve them.
- 1 bottle red wine (I used Pinot Noir)
- 2 cups sweetened cranberry juice
- 1/3 cup apple brandy (optional)
- 2 apples, sliced
- 1 orange, halved and sliced
- 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine.
- Refrigerate for several hours to let the flavors combine.
- Serve chilled with sugared cranberries, if using (see note).
- Home Chef Tip: Create a festive garnish by making sugared cranberries: Toss 1/2 cup fresh cranberries with 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Remove with a slotted spoon and roll the cranberries in 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Place on a plate and refrigerate until set.