Thanksgiving brings some of the best fall flavors. One iconic ingredient is cranberry, and there is no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a Cranberry Apple Sangria. Why settle for mediocre cranberry sauce when you can incorporate cranberry into your meal with a drink full of fall spices and flavor? This drink is easy to make and easy to drink and will definitely help you and your Thanksgiving guests welcome fall.
Not only that, but one of the best parts about this recipe is that it is made using Ohza’s Cranberry Mimosas. We have done most of the hard work for you so you can enjoy your sangria easily. Our Cranberry Mimosas are packed with full cranberry flavor that will pair perfectly with this simple sangria recipe.
|Spiced Simple Syrup||
Apple Cranberry Sangria
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 orange peel
1 cinnamon stick
2 allspice berries
4 black peppercorns
1 rosemary sprig
1/2 cup orange liqueur
Juice from one orange
1 cup spiced simple syrup
1 granny smith apple, sliced
1 honeycrisp apple, sliced
1 cup of cranberries
4 cans Ohza Cranberry Mimosa
The spiced simple syrup is really just that: simple.
To make the spiced simple syrup, add all the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the syrup from heat and let it cool slightly before straining. Set aside for later.
To make the sangria, add the orange liquor, orange juice, spiced simple syrup, apples, and cranberries to a pitcher. Stir to combine. Chill for a minimum of 1 hour. We recommend leaving it overnight, so all the fall flavor has time to soak into the fruits!
Pour the sangria base into glasses to fill about one-third of the way, then add the ice and pour in Ohza Cranberry Mimosas to fill. Aesthetics are everything when you are enjoying this sangria. Not only does it have a rich deep autumnal color, but it tastes just as good as it looks.
Garnish with additional rosemary sprigs, apple slices, orange slices, and cranberries and bottoms up.
This cranberry apple sangria will be a new fan favorite and become a staple at Thanksgiving dinner for years to come. It’s classic, fruity, and a great choice to pair with turkey. Raise a toast to our friends across the sea in Spain for our new fall favorite.
What is sangria? Sangria is a Spanish drink of red wine mixed with lemonade, spices, and fruits.
One of the best parts about sangria is that it has very few rules when it comes to making it. It’s traditionally made with red wine, but there are also white and rosé versions. Different versions also incorporate all kinds of fruit, from summer specialties like strawberries and raspberries to harvest-inspired flavors like pear and apple. It truly is a versatile recipe.
Another major selling point of this sangria is the fact that it can easily be made ahead in big batches for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. It’s easy to share and easy to serve, which is perfect for a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner.
Your guests will appreciate the extra effort put into adding that special touch to Thanksgiving. There’s no better way to give back and be thankful than by celebrating with the people you love and a fall drink that is simply just delicious.