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Apple Cranberry Sangria

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Apple Cranberry Sangria is the perfect holiday drink that is flavored with delicious cranberries, oranges, and apples to create a super festive crowd pleasing drink. You will love the combination of red wine, apple juice, and cranberry to make this festive sangria. 

Apple Cranberry Sangria

Sangria is one of my favorite drinks, especially this time of year. I love to pair it with delicious fruits of the season to create festive drinks for snuggling by the fire or holiday parties. You will absolutely love the tartness of this drink that is mixed with a little bit of sweetness. 

Apple Cranberry Sangria

If you love cocktails be sure to try our pink panties cocktail or our Instant Pot Cranberry Moonshine

What is Sangria?

Sangria is an adult beverage that contains red wine and chopped fruit. It usually contains a variety of fruit juices as well for even more flavor. 

It was first introduced into the United States in 1964 at the World’s Fair in New York. 

Apple Cranberry Sangria

How to Make Apple Cranberry Sangria

  • Dice your apples and oranges. Add to a pitcher.
dice up fruit
  • Add the red wine, apple juice, and cranberry juice to the pitcher.
add the wine to the pitcher
  • Add your cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to the pitcher as well. Make sure to stir all ingredients well.
add all the ingredients
  • Cool in the fridge and serve cold. Make sure to scoop the fruit to add to your glass before you pour the sangria. The oranges usually sink to the bottom of the pitcher.
  • Enjoy!
Apple Cranberry Sangria

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you are going to add ice to this drink, be sure to add it to each individual glass and do so right before serving. 
  • You can use other wines if you choose such as white or blush. By changing this you will be altering the flavor and the sweetness, but all are great options for apple cranberry sangria. 
Apple Cranberry Sangria

Storage

You will want to store your leftover cranberry apple sangria in the fridge with a lid on it. This will last up to 5 days. If you are going to keep it in the fridge for the full 5 days you might want to remove the fruit as it will start to go bad.

Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make apple cranberry sangria ahead of time. In fact, it is so much better when it has time to sit in the fridge so that the flavors can meld together. I highly recommend allowing this drink to chill before enjoying it. 

Apple Cranberry Sangria

What kind of red wine should I use?

When making this drink I opt for a Merlot. The beauty of this drink is that you can use a less expensive wine and still have the great flavors that you love. 

Apple Cranberry Sangria

Do you eat the fruit in Apple Cranberry Sangria?

Yes, you can eat the fruit in your sangria or you can choose not to, it is really up to you. The fruit is soaked with alcohol and has delicious flavors if you choose to eat it. 

Apple Cranberry Sangria

Apple Cranberry Sangria

Apple Cranberry Sangria is the perfect holiday drink that is flavored with delicious cranberries, oranges, and apples to create a super festive crowd pleasing drink. You will love the combination of red wine, apple juice, and cranberry to make this festive sangria.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups red wine (I used Merlot)
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 medium-large apples (I used Red Delicious)
  • 2 oranges
  • ¼ cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise

Instructions

  1. Dice your apples and oranges. Add to a pitcher.
  2. Add the red wine, apple juice, and cranberry juice to the pitcher.
  3. Add your cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to the pitcher as well. Make sure to stir all ingredients well.
  4. Cool in the fridge and serve cold. Make sure to scoop the fruit to add to your glass before you pour the sangria. The oranges usually sink to the bottom of the pitcher.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g

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