Tropical Cranberry Sangria -- Your favorite summer drink just transitioned to winter! This Tropical Cranberry Sangria is made with Mija Sangria, orange juice, and fresh cranberry juice. It will have you serving winter sangria all holiday season long | wearenotmartha.com
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Tropical Cranberry Sangria

Your favorite summer drink just transitioned to winter! This Tropical Cranberry Sangria is made with Mija Sangria, orange juice, and fresh cranberry juice. It will have you serving winter sangria all holiday season long.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cranberry Juice Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Cocktails, Holiday Cocktails, Holiday Sangria
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle White Mija Sangria (you can use red if you choose)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 1 medium orange)
  • 1 1/2 cup homemade cranberry juice (recipe below- see notes for using store-bought)

Homemade Cranberry Juice

  • 4 cups water
  • 12 oz. (1 bag) fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp anise seed (or 2 star anise)
  • 5 whole cloves

Instructions

  • Pour bottle of Mija Sangria in a pitcher. Stir in orange juice. Pour cranberry juice into pitcher. Pour cocktail into ice-filled pitchers. Alternatively, you can divide Mija Sangria between 6 ice-filled glasses. Stir about 1/2 Tbsp. orange juice into each glass and top off with 2 oz. cranberry juice.
  • Garnish cocktails with orange slices and fresh cranberries (sugared if desired).

Homemade Cranberry Juice

  • Put water and cranberries in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower mixture to a simmer, add in spices. Let cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer to extract liquid into a large bowl. Dispose of cranberry mash or save for another use. Let cranberry juice cool completely before mixing into cocktail.

Notes

  • You will have extra cranberry juice with the homemade cranberry juice recipe. You can half the recipe or keep it in the fridge and drink it cold or warmed throughout the holiday season. It's delicious!
  • If you want a sweeter drink, you can add 1/3 cup sugar to the cranberry juice after you strain it. Simply add it back to the saucepan over low heat and stir in sugar until dissolved.
  • If you prefer using store-bought cranberry juice, you can, but you'll miss out on some of the additional spices added in the making process. When mixing cocktail, add cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves to the pitcher and let sit in the fridge for a couple hours. Be sure to remove before serving.