Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

December 12, 2018

This Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria is a perfectly refreshing way to kick things off for the Holidays. Packed with a ton of sweet, Fall/Winter flavors—this recipe is the right way to enjoy a cup of non-alcoholic sangria. But don’t skip the wine if preferred. A pinch of alcohol is all that you need to add to spice things up a bit. 

Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

Hey, ya’ll.

It’s crazy how close we are to Christmas, right? I can’t believe that the countdown is coming to an end in just a little over two short weeks. Honestly, I haven’t even begun gift shopping yet because things have been so hectic with getting our upcoming PopUp Shop in order!

I know, the day is almost here and I’m so excited! But I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I didn’t day that things can really be stressful when planning major events like a PopUp Shop. The amount of things needed and prepping a menu and having tools, etc. is a TON OF WORK! But hey—anything work getting or doing is worth fighting for, right?

Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

Whelp, I’ve definitely been getting into the Holiday season when it comes to recipes and I’ve even spent time planning new backgrounds and props for my food photography. Personally, I enjoy capturing candid moments with the food that I make through Food Styling and when it comes to Food Styling, there are so many dynamics. 

While I’ve watched my self improve greatly in my creation of food and styling, I’m definitely pushing myself further in 2019 and plan of drowning in all the books and videos that I possibly can. Haha.

Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

Are you like me, where you hate reading but love the visuals and audibles? Yes, that’s so me. However, for this next level, I must get myself in the habit of reading more, whether it’s painful in the beginning or not. That’s one of my newest goals! What goals do you have thus far?

OK, so if you’re in search of some awesome drinks, we’ve got you covered! I’m a huge Milkshake fan, so I’d definitely recommend checking out this Salted Caramel Chunky Milkshake recipe!

Of course, I absolutely loved this 5-Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake and so did many of you. For my non-milkshake lovers, this Fresh Watermelon Cucumber Mint Juice is EVERYTHING!  You’d be surprised at just how easy it is to make, using all natural and organic ingredients, in just under 30 minutes.

Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

OK, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

  1. To start, combine the water and cranberries in a small pot and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the cranberries pop and split open. Immediately, remove from the heat and stir in the sugar until fully dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
  2. In the meantime, slice your oranges and apples and set aside.
  3. To a pitcher, add ice cubes, then pour in cranberry mixture, followed by: apple cider, juice of a lemon, cranberry juice, orange juice, sliced oranges, diced apples, and a few whole cranberries.
  4. Chill juice in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or so. To serve: add tons of crushed ice to your prepared glass(es) and pour sangria (fruits and all). Store any remaining sangria in the refrigerator. **NOTE: You can always add 1/2 cup of ginger ale to make it sparkling; or alcohol, if desired.**
  5. Enjoy!
Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria
Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup organic pure cane sugar (Can also use Maple Syrup as sweetener)
  • 4 cups organic Apple Cider
  • 2 cups orange juice (That’s about 4 medium oranges!)
  • 2 Tbsps juice of a lemon
  • 1 cup organic cranberry juice
  • sliced oranges, for garnish (That’s 1 medium orange!)
  • cranberries, for garnish
  • diced apples, for garnish (That’s 1 medium Granny Apple!)

Instructions

  • To start, combine the water and cranberries in a small pot and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the cranberries pop and split open. Immediately, remove from the heat and stir in the sugar until fully dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
  • In the meantime, slice your oranges and apples and set aside.
  • To a pitcher, add ice cubes, then pour in cranberry mixture, followed by: apple cider, lemon juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, sliced oranges, diced apples, and a few whole cranberries.
  • Chill juice in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or so. To serve: add tons of crushed ice to your prepared glass(es) and pour sangria (fruits and all). Store any remaining sangria in the refrigerator. **NOTE: You can always add 1/2 cup of ginger ale to make it sparkling; or alcohol, if desired.**
  • Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

For storage: Tightly seal top of pitcher with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated for 5-7 days for optimal freshness.

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