Top 3 Cranberry Apple Sangria Recipes

With cranberries, apples, oranges, cinnamon, and cloves, this must-have holiday cocktail can be prepared in advance.

Fresh cranberries, apples, oranges, rosemary, cinnamon, star anise, and whole cloves make this the ideal spiced cocktail.

Additionally, you can prepare this ahead of time and chill it in the refrigerator. Open the wine bottle when you’re ready to serve and pour it over ice.

If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can swap out the pinot grigio for a lemon-lime soda (like 7-Up or Sprite).

This festive cocktail is perfect for both kids and adults, so don’t let the fact that you can’t drink wine stop you from enjoying it!

Here is 3 recipe(s):

Cranberry Apple Sangria

Cranberry Apple Sangria Recipe

With cranberries, apples, oranges, cinnamon, and cloves, this must-have holiday cocktail can be prepared in advance.

Prep: 285min

Total: 290min

Yield: 8


  • 3 cups cranberry apple juice cocktail (divided)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 oranges (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh cranberries
  • 2 5-inch sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cups sliced small apples
  • 1 750-mml bottle pinot grigio, chilled


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 cups cranberry apple juice and sugar. Stir constantly for about 4 minutes, or until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the oranges, cranberries, star anise, cloves, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks. Let stand 30 minutes; remove and discard rosemary and cloves.
  3. Apples, the orange mixture, and the remaining 1 cup of cranberry apple juice should all be combined in a large pitcher.
  4. Let chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  5. Serve over ice with pinot grigio.

Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria

Cranberry Apple Sangria Recipe

Red wine, orange liqueur, fresh cranberry juice, soft cider, and a straightforward recipe for Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria. Perfect for celebrating fall and winter!.

Prep: 5min

Total: 5min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutritional Information: 1 serving contains 136 kcal of energy, 30 g of carbohydrates, 5 mg of sodium, and 27 g of sugar.


  • 1 750ml (26 oz) bottle red wine
  • 3 cups soft apple cider ((non-alcoholic))
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup honey* ((or 1/2 cup simple syrup made by melting sugar and water together in a saucepan over medium heat))
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup freshly diced red and/or green apple cubes
  • sparkling water to top off
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, combine red wine, apple cider (or pure apple juice), cranberry juice, orange liqueur, honey, and simple syrup.
  2. Add cranberries and diced unpeeled apples. Chill overnight if desired.
  3. If serving with ice, fill glasses two-thirds full and top with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a straw.

Apple Cranberry Sangria

Cranberry Apple Sangria Recipe

Perfect fall and winter holiday beverage!

Prep: 15min

Total: 2h15min

Serving Size: 1

Nutritional information per serving: 404 calories, 58 grams of carbohydrates, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, 0 grams of saturated fat, 13 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of sugar, 0 grams of trans fat, and 0 grams of unsaturated fat.


  • One 750m. bottle red wine (under $10 is just fine!)
  • 2 cups cran-apple juice
  • 2 medium honeycrisp apples, sliced (leave peel on)
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ΒΌ cup triple sec or Cointreau
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Cold club soda
  • Can garnish the glass with sliced apple and cinnamon stick


  1. Add the red wine, juice, apples, oranges, lemons, triple sec, and cinnamon sticks to a pitcher. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Pour into glasses to serve, then top with a club soda splash for each serving. Garnish with sliced apple and a cinnamon stick.

Cranberry Apple Sangria


What apple is best for sangria?

Recipes for Sangria frequently include apples because they provide a variety of flavor profiles and the ideal amount of crunch. Granny Smith apples provide the ideal tart flavor to contrast the sweetness of the wine in a delicious Sangria.

Should I add fruit to sangria the night before?

The Best Sangria is the ideal combination of juice, fruit, and wine. For the best flavor infusion, the liquids and citrus can be combined the night before and chilled overnight. Add chopped fruits the day you’re serving.

How long should fruit sit in sangria before serving?

Martinez claims that the fruit will become mealy and limp and that the sangria will taste unpleasant. As in this recipe for Blood Orange Sangria, aim for at least 30 minutes but no more than 2 hours.

What is traditional sangria made of?

Sangria is a type of fruit punch made with red wine, citrus fruits (whole and in fresh juice form), and other fruits like peaches, strawberries, and apricots. It may also occasionally include a dash of other alcoholic beverages (citrus liquor, vermouth, brandy), and is served with a sparkling soda like club soda.

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