Cranberry Sangria


I came up with this while playing around with sangria recipes. It has now become a traditional beverage at Thanksgiving and Christmas; my family actually got upset the one time I didn't make it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 cranberry-flavored tea bags

  • 4 slices fresh lemon

  • 6 whole cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 (750 milliliter) bottles white wine

  • 4 apples, cored and cut into chunks

  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries

  • 2 fluid ounces apple brandy


  1. Place the sugar, tea bags, lemon slices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and water into a saucepan, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let mixture cool. Strain out and discard the spices, lemon, and tea bags.

  2. Pour the white wine into a large jar or covered container, and mix with the tea mixture. Stir in apples and cranberries; mix in the apple brandy. Chill in refrigerator 24 to 48 hours. Serve cold.

Cook's Note:

I have made a kid-friendly version of this using white grape juice in place of the wine and a 1/4 cup of apple juice as the "kick!"

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
0g Fat
62g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 221mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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