Cranberry Sangria


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Who doesn’t love a good Cranberry Sangria?

Cranberry Sangria | Perfect for the Holidays!

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!

Cranberry Sangria | An Easy Cocktail for Thanksgiving

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.

Cranberry Sangria | Perfect for Thanksgiving

Cranberry Sangria



  • 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.

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  1. Monika

    Bring on the festivities! This looks so pretty – but not too pretty to drink!! Bottoms up!

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  3. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    This would be so perfect to serve in a big punchbowl at parties! I bet it would be a huge hit – love those spicy-sweet flavors, Gaby!

  4. HeatherChristo

    I am totally making this for all my siblings when we get together next week- it’s beautiful Gaby!

  5. Kate

    What a beautiful pitcher of goodness! I love this idea. Easy, pretty, alcohol…it has it all!

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  7. Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    Such lovely flavors for this time of year, and so pretty, too!

  8. Rachel

    I made this for a Friendsgiving today. It was amazing!!! This recipe is a keeper!!!

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  10. Kelly

    I made this to go with our Thanksgiving dinner and it was delightful! So festive and tasty. Thank you for sharing, it is a KEEPER!!!

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  12. Erica

    This is perfect for holiday parties!!! Did you use a regular sized bottle of wine (750ml) or the large one? When I make summer sangria I use the large bottle of Gallo?

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  15. Dawn

    Hey! i’m planning on making this for my holiday party this week, did you use fresh orange juice or is bottled fine? Thanks!

    • Gaby

      either one works! but I use the fresh OJ from Trader Joes 🙂

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      Oh I’ve never used flavored brandy. Didn’t even know it existed 🙂 I just use the regular!

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  23. Jen

    i feel silly asking this, but can you eat the cranberries? Or are they way too tart?

    • Gaby

      they are a bit tart since they are raw 🙁 but they look pretty!

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  27. Karen Shafer

    I am wondering if you can use another liquor.. I. Nit a brandy fan… Would bourbon wor