This festive cranberry sangria recipe is not only delicious and perfect for throwing in pitchers or a punch bowl, it is one of the prettiest holiday drinks we’ve ever seen! If you want to take this recipe up just one more notch, we suggest rolling your cranberries in simple syrup, then rolling in granulated sugar and then freezing for 1-2 hours to create a magical sparkly topping for this yummy cocktail!
Sparkling Apple Cranberry Sangria Recipe
Makes: 4-6 servings
Total Time: 2.5 – 3 hours
1 bottle white wine, we suggest Pinot Grigio
1 bottle sparkling apple cider
¼ cup brandy
1 granny smith apple, sliced
2 pears, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1-2 cinnamon sticks
2-3 sprigs rosemary
1 bag cranberries, frozen
pinch of clove for garnish
In a large pitcher (or punch bowl!), add wine, sparkling cider, brandy, apple, pears, lemon and cinnamon sticks.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. When ready to serve, add frozen cranberries to keep cold.
To garnish, add a sprig of rosemary, a pear or apple slice and a pinch of clove to each glass.