Tropical Cranberry Sangria
Your favorite summer drink just transitioned to winter! This Tropical Cranberry Sangria is made with Mija Sangria, orange juice, and fresh cranberry juice. It will have you serving winter sangria all holiday season long.
TROPICAL CRANBERRY SANGRIA RECIPE
You can make this sangria cocktail with either the red or white Mija, but I opted for white since I wanted a tropical taste and had a feeling mixing the white sangria mixed with the cranberry juice would look pretty. I was right and was thrilled with the results of the cranberry sangria- it’s the perfect holiday party cocktail, but also appropriate for any solo winter evening on the couch.
If you know me, you probably know how much I love making homemade cranberry juice in the winter. It’s so easy and just makes me so happy. I like that I can drink it either hot or cold, I can control the amount of sugar that goes in, and I can adjust the spices based on my mood. Did I mention it’s easy? All you do is bring cranberries, water, and spices to a boil and let simmer. You can add sugar in if you want, but for this cranberry sangria cocktail, I decided not to add any extra sugar to the cranberry juice since Mija Sangria is already a bit sweet.
Note that your kitchen will smell delightful when you’re making the cranberry juice. It’s perfect to make before you have guests coming over during the holidays.
You’ll need to let the cranberry juice cool fully, but once it’s cooled, you’re ready to mix your cocktail! Simply pour the Mija Sangria into an ice-filled pitcher or glass. Add the freshly squeezed orange juice and cranberry juice, and top off with some orange slices and cranberries for garnish.
- 1 bottle White Mija Sangria (you can use red if you choose)
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 1 medium orange)
- 1 1/2 cup homemade cranberry juice (recipe below- see notes for using store-bought)
Homemade Cranberry Juice :
- 4 cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 12 oz. (1 bag) fresh cranberries
- 5 whole cloves
- 1/2 tsp anise seed (or 2 star anise)
- Pour bottle of Mija Sangria in a pitcher. Stir in orange juice. Pour cranberry juice into pitcher. Pour cocktail into ice-filled pitchers. Alternatively, you can divide Mija Sangria between 6 ice-filled glasses. Stir about 1/2 Tbsp. orange juice into each glass and top off with 2 oz. cranberry juice.
- Garnish cocktails with orange slices and fresh cranberries (sugared if desired).
Homemade Cranberry Juice :
- Put water and cranberries in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower mixture to a simmer, add in spices. Let cook for 20-25 minutes.
- Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer to extract liquid into a large bowl. Dispose of cranberry mash or save for another use. Let cranberry juice cool completely before mixing into cocktail.