Cranberry Sangria is perfect for this holiday season. Delicious seasonal cocktail made with fresh cranberries, cranberry flavored vodka, juice and red wine.
You are definitely going to need to make this delicious holiday sangria!
With all the holiday parties coming up, you will need to serve a festive cocktail to your guests. I have just the right cocktail for you right here. It is so delicious! It has great cranberry flavor from including fresh cranberries simmered with sugar. This cocktail is rich but not too sweet so it will compliment a nice variety of appetizers as well as desserts.
For this cocktail, I suggest that you use sweeter and fruitier red wine. Since this sangria is made with fresh cranberries, fruity medium or full bodied wine will bring out more flavor of the berries. Try using Beaujolais or Shiraz.
If you want to play around with flavor, try using apple juice instead of cranberry juice. You can also cut up some fresh apple slices and add them to the pitched right after sangria has been prepared.
- 750 ml sweeter red wine (try Shiraz or Beaujolais)
- 150 ml cranberry vodka
- 14 oz cranberry juice
- 10 oz club soda
- 8 oz fresh cranberries
- ½ cup white granulated sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- In a small pot, over medium-low heat, combine cranberries, sugar and lemon juice. Stir well. Cover and cook until most of the cranberries are soft, some will be mushy.
- Add vodka to the pot and cook for about 5 more minutes.
- Transfer cranberry mixture to the pitcher.
- Add wine and juice. Stir well.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Add club soda right before serving and stir carefully.
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