Cranberry Juice Sangria With Port Wine

Autumn and Winter Sangria

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Chill: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 9 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
438 Calories
20g Fat
7g Carbs
41g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 9 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 438
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 41g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sangria is a drink made with red wine and fruit. The word "sangria" is Spanish for "bleeding." The drink originated in Spain. Sangria is served in a pitcher and has become very popular in the U.S. According to The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, the drink's popularity began after it was introduced by Alberto Heras at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

This version is a festive holiday sangria made with cranberry juice, orange and lemon slices, and Port wine.

Thread the fruit onto small skewers or toothpicks so each guest will have a few pieces of fruit in their glass.

Ingredients

  • 1 navel orange (thinly sliced or cut into small wedges)
  • 1 medium lemon (thinly sliced or cut into small wedges)
  • 48 ounces cranberry juice
  • 3 cups Port wine

Steps to Make It

  1. Thread the fruit pieces onto skewers, if desired.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a large jug or bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours to chill and allow flavors to develop.

  3. Add ice to a pitcher and add sangria. Serve the sangria in wine glasses.

Expert Tips

  • Add strawberry halves, peach slices, or large fresh blueberries to the skewers.
  • Replace two cups (16 ounces) of the cranberry juice with orange juice.
  • Add a few cinnamon sticks to the sangria.
  • Add a thinly sliced apple to the sangria.
  • Add 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries to the sangria.