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Fresh and Fruity Berry-Orange Sangria Recipe Is a Guaranteed Crowd Pleaser

An easy-prep syrup adds a zesty kick to this cooler—make an extra batch to flavor iced tea or club soda.

Sangria is simply red wine infused with fresh fruit and juice. The punch originated in Spain and has been around for centuries. But it didn’t gain popularity in the States until the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. We top off our Berry-Orange Sangria recipe with lemon-lime seltzer for a fizzy finish. It makes the perfect sip for any get-together.

For tart-sweet base, we make a quick syrup with sugar and cranberries. Next, add apple and orange slices to a pitcher. But you can sub in your favorites. Next pour in cranberry juice and wine. Any dry red will work. Check out these tips for choosing one. Then we stir in a splash of apple brandy for a kick that pairs perfectly with the cranberries. Now just let the mixture chill in the fridge for several hours until the flavors blend. To serve, top with seltzer and get ready to imbibe. Give this pitcher drink a try and leave a comment below.

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Yields

6 serving

Total Time

Prep Time

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 apple, cut into wedges
  • 1 (750 ml.) btle. red wine
  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • ½ cup apple brandy
  • 1 (12 oz.) can lemon-lime seltzer

Instructions

In pot, mix sugar, 3/4 cup water and cranberries. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook until berries are very soft, 10 min. Using spoon, push through strainer; cool.

Place orange and apple slices in pitcher. Stir in wine, cranberry juice, brandy and cranberry syrup. Cover; chill 4 hrs.

Just before serving, stir in seltzer. Divide among 6 wineglasses. If desired, replace orange slices and apple wedges with fresh fruit.

Nutrition

  • Fat: 0 gram
  • Protein: 0 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 31 gram
  • Fibre: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sugar: 27 gram
  • Calories: 260
  • Sodium: 10 mg
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