This Cranberry Orange Sangria is festive and delicious, making it the perfect gathering point for Friendsgiving or the holidays. Pairing orange and cranberry juices with red wine and brandy, it is refreshing and sure to be a hit.
What gathering is better than being surrounded by friends with a glass of delicious sangria in hand? Some sangria recipes are best if they sit overnight before serving, but this one is good to go once it’s mixed. Like the classic red sangria, this Friendsgiving Sangria starts with a bottle of red wine and brandy. Cranberry and orange juices add a fruity and refreshing twist and a bright red color that will have your guests asking for the recipe. Turn on some music and gather some friends to share in this delightful treat.
The ingredients are easy to find all year round and very little measuring is required. Keep them on hand to make sangria at a moment’s notice. It is best to use chilled juices and wine to enjoy the sangria cold.
- Bottle of red wine. Use whatever your favorite is, or see below for more recommendations.
- Brandy. The featured liquor in many classic sangria recipes.
- Orange juice.
- Cranberry juice. Use cranberry cocktail (a blend with other juices). 100% cranberry juice will be too tart.
- An orange and cranberries. For a stunning garnish in addition to flavor. We also like the look of rosemary.
Wine For Sangria
When deciding what wine is best for sangria, it is important to use one that you like. While the flavor of the wine is blended with other juices, spirits, and fruits in sangria, the sweetness or dryness of the wine will show through. I recommend a pinot noir or a red blend for this recipe.
How to Make Cranberry Orange Sangria
Here is a brief overview of how to make Friendsgiving Sangria, an easy and delicious sangria for your gathering! For the full measurements and instructions, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Pour your bottle of wine, cranberry juice, orange juice, and brandy into a large pitcher.
- Add orange slices and cranberries.
- Stir and serve.
Store your cranberry orange sangria in the refrigerator for up to three days.
How to Serve
Serve your Friendsgiving Sangria in small glass tumblers or stemless wine glasses. If the sangria is sitting out, you may want to serve over ice, but know this may dilute it. Garnish with leftover cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary sprigs.
Other Sangria Recipes
We have dozens of delicious recipes that are twists on sangria with various wines, all different types of alcohol, and assorted fruits. You are sure to find your new favorite sangria for any season!
When you try this recipe or any of my other cocktail recipes, leave a comment to tell me what you think. I love hearing from you!
- 750 ml Red Wine
- 1 cup Cranberry Juice
- 1 1/2 cups Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup Brandy
- 1 Orange
- 1/2 cup Cranberries
- Pour the wine, cranberry juice, orange juice and brandy into a pitcher.
- Cut up an orange into slices and add to the pitcher.
- Add the cranberries to the pitcher.
- Stir and enjoy!