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Sparkling Cranberry Sangria – Two Ways

I hope you are all ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow!

In the spirit of the holiday season, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favorite holiday drinks: Sparkling Cranberry Sangria but, I am going to share it two ways!

The alcoholic version and the family friendly non-alcoholic version.

This drink is so easy to prepare and so delicious! It is a great addition to your holiday menu!

Let’s start with the alcoholic version first. I purchased both wines in this recipe from Trader Joes. They have a pretty good selection and their staff is really helpful if you aren’t sure which ones to pick!

Here is the recipe:

Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
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Recipe type: Alcoholic Beverage
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice - chilled
  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail (the sweet stuff!) - chilled
  • 1 bottle sweet white wine
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine - chilled
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • Rosemary for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients above except for the sparkling wine in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Stir and refrigerate for up to two hours
  3. When ready to serve, add the chilled sparkling wine
  4. Stir and enjoy!

For those of you interested in the non-alcoholic, family friendly, kid friendly version, it is super easy.

You simply just replace the alcoholic additions with ginger ale:

Virgin Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
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Recipe type: Beverage
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Ingredients
  • 1 liter ginger ale - chilled
  • 1 cup orange juice - chilled
  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail (the sweet stuff!) - chilled
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • Rosemary for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl
  2. Mix well and serve immediately
  3. Enjoy!

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So there you have it, one amazing and easy holiday drink, prepared two ways! It’s not only delicious, but so festive!

I am so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow. It is the start of many fun family gatherings and traditions.

We will be spending Thanksgiving day at my in-laws, and then on Sunday I will be hosting at my home with my family!

I love spending the holidays with family and I am so thankful that both Jason and I have our families nearby.

I hope you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Love,

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