Cranberry Orange Sangria Recipe

This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, the holidays, or for celebrating anything having to do with Massachusetts or New England. Since it uses White Zinfandel, it's very light and fruity. Perfect for all types of events!


1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
3 lemon slices
4 cranberry herbal tea bags
1 750ml bottle white Zinfandel wine
2 to 4 tablespoons brandy
1/2 pint fresh strawberries, washed and trimmed
1 orange (unpeeled), washed and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup club soda

In a small saucepan combine the water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick and lemon. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low. Simmer another 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Add in the cranberry herbal tea bags, and let sit for 5 minutes. Now remove the solids with a slotted spoon.

Refrigerate the tea mixture until cool. Put into a large serving container. Add in the wine and brandy. Now add orange and strawberries. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Just before serving, add in the club soda so the bubbles are fresh while drinking. If you have some extra strawberries, freeze them and use them as natural ice cubes!

With all the cooking involved, this recipe does not lend itself to making just one glass at a time. It's best to make the full batch and just store the extra in the fridge until the next time you'd like a glass.

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