Cranberry Sangria

  • Recipe By
  • Published Apr 3rd
  • Ready In1d 25m
  • Servings8
  • Calories381
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!

Cranberry Sangria Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cranberry Sangria for 8 servings:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 cranberry-flavored tea bags
  • 4 slices fresh lemon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 (750 milliliter) bottles white wine
  • 4 apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 fluid ounces apple brandy

Cranberry Sangria Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In1d 25m

To cook Cranberry Sangria, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cranberry Sangria is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Cranberry Sangria within 1 day 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Cranberry Sangria easily:

  1. 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. 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; 0.3 grams of fat; 62.2 grams of carbohydrates; 0.5 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 14 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 16th 2017

    Substituted cherry herbal tea for cranberry tea, as none available in store. Could use wild berry too...Add 1 cup of frozen cranberies to the simple syrup tea mixture when cooking. then st ...

  2. Sep 23rd 2017

    truly, it is THAT good

  3. Nov 26th 2015

    It was nice

  4. Nov 5th 2015

    What a great sangria for the Holidays! I looked for cranberry flavored tea at the store, but couldn't find any, so I opted to use a "mixed berry" tea that I had on hand. It worked great! It ...

  5. Dec 20th 2011

    I made this punch this year for our annual cookie exchange and it was AMAZING! I doubled the recipe exactly, except for only adding 4 chopped apples. I also added cranberries and dried blu ...

  6. Dec 12th 2010

    I made a huge batch of this for a holiday party. Everyone loved it and were very impressed that I made it. I did not use the amount of fruit the recipe called for but I do think at least som ...

  7. Nov 25th 2010

    This would be great if you are looking for a spiced wine. Unfortunatley I should have realized that as I was adding the spices. As a Sangria I did not like this and would rate it a 1. As ...

  8. Nov 24th 2010

    This sangria is awesome!! I also could not find apple brandy so I used apple liqueur which is sweeter then brandy so I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. I used cranberry pomegranate green tea be ...

  9. Nov 22nd 2010

    Wow...this was so perfect. It is christmas in a cup. I was unable to find apple brandy, so I used plain (cheap) brandy. I could only find cranberry-apple tea, so I used that.I made the re ...