Cranberry Holiday Sangria

Cranberry Holiday Sangria

Our new cranberry holiday sangria will have you and your guests dreaming of a White Christmas! A festive blend of holiday flavors and adorned with gorgeous frosted cranberries, it's the perfect Christmas cocktail to serve a crowd.

You'll be amazed how easy it is to make this Instagram-worthy holiday cocktail! Save time by preparing the simple syrup and frosted cranberries the day before the event, then simply mix it all up in a large pitcher with fresh fruit 2-4 hours before you plan to serve it. Impress your guests by serving your sangria with festive garnishes like sliced oranges and apples, cinnamon sticks, and frosted cranberries.

The key to this winter sangria is the cranberry simple syrup - made easy with our award-winning Mulling Spice. You'll love how our Mulling Spice saves you the need to open up that spice drawer and measure. Right out of the package, it's the perfect blend of seasonal flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange and lemon that will take your cocktails and baked goods to the next level. 

This sangria is full of holiday flavor and would be the perfect drink to please a crowd at your next holiday gathering. Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

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Cranberry Holiday Sangria

 Two glasses of holiday sangria garnished with frosted cranberries, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks next to a box of Raven's Nest mulling spices


For the sangria

  • 1 bottle of rosé
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau
  • 1 batch cranberry spiced simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced plus extra for garnish
  • 1 orange sliced, plus extra for garnish
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, plus extra for garnish

For the cranberry spiced simple syrup

For the frosted cranberries

  • 1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  1. First prepare the cranberry spiced simple syrup. In a medium saucepan, bring water, Raven’s Nest Mulling Spice, and cranberries to a boil. Boil 3-4 minutes until cranberries begin to burst and mixture is a deep red color. Strain into a jar using a fine mesh strainer and let cool.
  2. While simple syrup is cooling, prepare the frosted cranberries. Bring water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the cranberries until coated. Spread cranberries over a wire rack. Pour sugar onto a plate and work in small batches to roll cranberries in sugar until well coated. Allow to dry on wire rack, and repeat process if needed.
  3. To prepare sangria, combine rosé, apple cider, cranberry juice, cointreau, and cooled simple syrup in a large pitcher. Stir in fresh cranberries, apple slices, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks. Chill in the fridge 2-4 hours.
  4. To serve, pour sangria in glasses with ice. Garnish with extra apple slices, orange slices, a handful of sugared cranberries, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

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 Woman holding glass of holiday sangria garnished with frosted cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and orange slices in front of the Christmas tree

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