This cranberry white wine sangria is the perfect cocktail to celebrate the season with! Fresh squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice make this drink feel like a tropical holiday!
The perfect holiday cocktail
It’s citrus season here in Florida which means oranges will make an appearance in a lot of my recipes, like these orange pistachio biscotti cookies (the perfect coffee dunking cookie to enjoy on Christmas morning!). I grabbed a few oranges fresh off of the tree special for this holiday cocktail recipe!
Oranges have always reminded me of the holidays. My mom always put an orange in the bottom of my stocking and I’ve carried that tradition on to my little Florida babies. Now I’m kicking it up a notch and sipping on this cranberry orange sangria made with fresh Florida oranges while they unpack their stockings- spoiler alert: there’s an orange in the bottom!
This cranberry mimosa rocks for a few reasons:
- It’s ready in a few minutes. Some sangria recipes require a longer chill time to allow the fruit to infuse into the drink. I know you are busy during this time of year, so this one is ready in minutes which means it’s the perfect cocktail to entertain with!
- It tastes like a tropical getaway. This Christmas sangria tastes like white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and a warm ocean mist breeze. The pineapple and orange juice complement the semi-bitter cranberry juice so perfectly. You are going to love it!
- It makes enough for everyone. Circling back to the fact that this is the perfect holiday cocktail to entertain with- this recipe makes enough for the whole crowd! It made enough for my guests to have seconds and thirds (and trust me, they will come back for more- it’s so good!).
Cranberry sangria ingredients
- White wine– Dry white wine is perfect for this recipe. Eco Domani has a great price point and is a well-balanced wine that makes the best sangria!
- Juice– Pineapple, orange, and cranberry juice are used to make this holiday cocktail extra fruity and tropical!
- Vodka– Reyka vodka also has a great price point and is a very smooth vodka that I really enjoy using in my recipes (like this penne alla vodka recipe!).
- Gin– A splash of gin really ties all the flavors together because it compliments the citrus and the tart cranberry juice.
Ice, Ice baby!
Since this sangria does not rely on fruit infusion to flavor it, you can make and serve it right away. If you plan on making this sangria and serving it immediately, make sure you fill the pitcher with lots of ice! When you are ready to serve it, fill the individual wine glasses with ice, also.
If you do not plan to serve this sangria immediately, do not add the ice. Place the pitcher of sangria in the fridge and allow it to chill until you are ready to serve.
You can serve this sangria in a pitcher or a pitcher with a spout. Either kind of pitcher will look great. Make sure you add garnishes like wedges of orange and fresh cranberries. Garnishing the cocktail is not necessary, but it’s super pretty, and you know what they say- you eat with your eyes first!
How to make this cranberry sangria with white wine
- Add the liquor and wine. First, pour a few cups of ice into the pitcher. Add the white wine, vodka, and gin.
- Add the juices. Juice the oranges, then add the juice to the pitcher. Add the pineapple juice and the cranberry juice. Give the pitcher a good stir.
- Add the garnishes. Place the wedges of oranges and the fresh cranberries in the pitcher. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
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- Tropical Summer Sangria
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- Spiced Pomegranate Mimosa
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Cranberry Orange Sangria
- 1 750 ml dry white wine
- 1 cup vodka
- 1/2 cup gin
- 3 cups cranberry juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice about three large oranges
- 1 orange halved and sliced
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- Add the liquor and wine. See notes if you plan on serving at a later time. Pour the white wine, vodka, and gin into the pitcher.
- Add the juice. Pour the orange, pineapple, and cranberry juice into the pitcher and stir well.
- Add the garnishes. Add the orange slices and fresh cranberries to the pitcher and the individual serving glasses. Add ice to the wine glasses, then pour the sangria over the ice. Serve and mangia!
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.