Mulled Cranberry-Orange Sangria

 
Have you ever noticed how drinking something warm makes you feel….well….just better? It’s the reason I love my coffee in the morning, my green tea at night, warm cider on a crisp Fall day, hot chocolate after playing in the snow, and mulled sangria pretty much….anytime!?

Although we are currently having a heat wave here in Wisconsin, I know the cold weather is just around the corner. As are the holidays…which brings back delicious memories of a warm cranberry wine I made for Thanksgiving last year. Mmmmmmmmmm.

So when I saw that cranberries had made their seasonal visit back to the produce section, I had to pick some up.

I got to thinking: Is it possible to make the delicious wine from last year even better??
Well, that’s easy. Of course! Just add booze:)
Mulled Cranberry-Orange Sangria
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 whole cloves
3 cups dry red wine (I used a Shiraz-Cabernet blend)
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup orange liqueur (I used Triple Sec)
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
orange slices
In a medium saucepan, combine cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in red wine, brandy, orange liqueur, and cranberries. Bring to a simmer. Serve warm.
I decided to refrigerate mine (like you would sangria) to let the flavors develop.
I served it a few days later….but I’ve since discovered that it’s just as good right off the stove top.

Oops! Where are the oranges??

Delicious. Better than last year.
Oops! All gone :)
Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy
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Comments

    • says

      Oh Meaghan…you are ALWAYS invited to the tasting!! I’d be more than happy to make it again – especially if it means you’re coming over :)

    • says

      Hi Lori Ann – Yes! It is a great use for your fresh cranberries…I promise! Thanks for checking it out…and cheers to a tall glass of wine! :)

  1. says

    This sounds like it tastes delicious! I have just recently become a sangria fan, but I think this is a definite must try! Thanks so much for sharing :) I found you via Sugar Bee Crafts

    • says

      Oops- this was supposed to be sent to you:

      Hi Hilary! Thanks for finding me! I, too, am a recent sangria fan and this one is perfect for cooler weather. Hope you enjoy it!

    • says

      Hi Amanda! You should definitely try it…and I’d love to check out any of your variations! A girl can never have too many options! :)

      I’ll be sure to link up tomorrow – love the name of your blog :)

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