Who doesn’t love a good Cranberry Sangria?
Here’s the deal. Sangria is the worlds easiest cocktail. Which makes it perfect for the holidays because it requires little to no time to prepare. In my world, that is music to my ears, especially on Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving because who has time to whip up some elaborate cocktail while juggling the turkey, potatoes, all the sides, stuffing and then dessert. Whew. I’m tired just thinking about it!
This sangria is LOADED with a few of my favorite fall things like persimmons, oranges, brandy (obviously) and cinnamon sticks. It’s vibrant, flavorful, and you should probably make a giant batch of this for Thanksgiving. Make it the night before so all you have to do on the big day is take the pitcher/punch bowl out of the fridge and let your guests go to town.
- 1 bottle red wine (I used Cab Sauv)
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 persimmons, cut into small wedges
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 orange, cut into wedges
- Combine everything in a large pitcher or sangria bowl and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or overnight before serving.