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Holiday Cranberry Sangria

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 4 hours
  • total_time Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 1x
  • category Category: Cocktails
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Easy Holiday Cranberry Sangria recipe is filled with citrus, brandy, cranberry and hints of cinnamon. It’s a super festive sangria that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for the holidays!



  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 orange, halved and then sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup whole frozen cranberries
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • rosemary sprigs for garnish


  1. To a large pitcher add agave nectar, brandy, orange, lime, agave nectar, cinnamon sticks, cranberry, and wine. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover and place in refrigerator for 4 hours. (the longer it sits the better it will taste, even better if overnight)
  3. Right before you are about to serve add the selzter water to the sangria mixture.
  4. Pour over ice or serve chilled. Garnish with rosemary sprigs

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