Jolly Cranberry Juice Sangria

"Found in an old AllYou Magazine (Nov '09). I do not drink alcoholic beverages but have family that enjoy a glass of wine so I thought this might be a nice treat for them during Thanksgiving. Very simple to make and serve."
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins
8 glasses




  • Combine all ingredients in a pretty glass decanter. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Stir well and serve over ice. Garnish with extra orange slice if desired.

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  1. DH and I both love cranberry juice, so we both really enjoyed this sangria. I am keeping this recipe in mind for the holidays as this would go great with a holiday meal and the cranberries give it a very festive appearance. Made for ZWT 8 for The Fearless.
  2. This makes a really refreshing drink, definitely holiday worthy. I made about a third of this, as it's just me drinking it. I did not have the orange juice, but used juice with a lot of pulp, and also added just a little fresh lime juice to give a little bit of zip. The cranberries looked cute bobbing around, and I have to say I did not mind their tartness when I ate them along with the apples. I had thought that might be a problem. I think I need to make another batch.....
  3. Really enjoyed this sangria! Often sangrias are way too sweet, but this one is just the way a good sangria should be. I used an "old vine" Zin, and cranberry juice, not the juice cocktail. For a sweet sangria, the juice cocktail would give you that, but we found the orange juice, (in my case I used clementine juice because I had a whole box of them), gave this just the right sweetness to make it a lovely sipping experience! I will make this again during this season. It's a fabulous recipe, Mel, thanks for posting it!
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  4. I'm assuming you mean WHITE Zinfandel? Very different from a Zin. I would guess a Rose' would also work nicely, be somewhat drier, not so sweet.
  5. Great recipe. This is so much better than I thought as I'm not a huge red wine drinker. The cranberry juice and freshly squeezed orange juice really made it for me, as did my favorite Zinfandel, Ravens Wood, a winery I've visited often when I lived in California. Thanks, HokiesMom! Made for ZWT8, team Diners, Winers, and Chives, Spain region.


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