Everybody loves sangria.
But it's not just for warm summer nights! Sangria can get downright festive when it wants to, making it a perfect beverage for the winter holidays.
Gimme Some Oven dreamed up a lovely sangria recipe with fruity, spiced flavors reminiscent of Christmastime. See the recipe below!
Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria
Makes 8 servings. Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven.
2 cups cranberry juice
½ cup Cointreau (or any orange liqueur)
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle sparkling wine (Cava, Champagne, etc.)
Optional garnishes: fresh cranberries, extra cinnamon sticks, extra sliced oranges
Combine cranberry juice, Cointreau, orange slices, lemon slices and cinnamon sticks in a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to eight hours.
When ready to serve, add the sparkling wine to the cranberry juice mixture and stir to combine. Garnish (if you like) and serve immediately.
Gorgeous, isn't it?
I'd definitely serve it with the floating cranberry and lemon garnish shown here.