Holiday Sangria

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 20 min (includes refrigeration time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup sugar

2 cinnamon sticks 

1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen and thawed 

2 bottles fruity red wine

1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau 

1 Gala apple, cored and thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish

1 slightly under-ripe Bartlett pear, cored and thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish

1 small orange, halved and thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish

1 small orange, halved and thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish 

1 tangerine, halved and thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish 

1 tangerine, halved and thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the sugar has dissolved, 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the cinnamon sticks and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Put the cranberries in a bowl and add the simple syrup along with the cinnamon sticks. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. Strain, discarding the cranberries and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Combine the wine, liqueur, and the apple, pear, orange and tangerine slices in a container with a tight fitting lid. Sweeten to taste with cranberry-cinnamon syrup. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours before serving. Garnish with fruit slices and serve.