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Cranberry Orange Sangria

4.34 from 9 votes

posted: 10/02/15

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This Cranberry Orange Sangria is easy to make but full of delicious fall flavor! Make a big pitcher for your next party!

The Cranberry Orange Sangria are in a tumbler wine glass with a dark purple complexion.

The other day I got the meanest comment on my blog that I’ve ever gotten. The basic idea of it was that no one wants to read about my kids, no one cares about them, or the “drivel” I write. They just want the recipe . . . and then they slammed the recipe, lol.

Do you know who I want to be? I want to be a duck. If I am going to put my life, my kids’ lives, my creative ideas, thoughts, and processes on the internet, I need to become a damn duck!

(You know, like letting water roll off my back. Though I wouldn’t be pissed about the awesome webbed feet for treading water faster.)

The Cranberry Orange Sangria are in a tumbler wine glass with a dark purple complexion.

While I work on becoming a duck, please know that you are not under any obligation to read my posts. I really like writing. I like writing about my kids. I like writing about my grief. I like writing about stupid reality TV. I like writing about my marriage. I like writing about what it is to be a mom these days and want to do the best you can for your kids without losing yourself in them.

And if you don’t want to read all my random thoughts, that’s totally cool. No skin off my back. You just want recipes for Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars and Samoa Cake and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting? I mean, who can blame you!?

Scroll people. Scroll right on down and get the recipe. Peace!

Annnnnnnd, to all of you lovely souls who indulge me by reading my posts and occasionally sharing your thoughts about what I’ve written? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  I am honored and humbled that you would read what I have to say about life.

An overhead photo of the Cranberry Orange Sangria in two tumbler glasses and a pitcher with sliced oranges in the shape of a circle.

And until I make it as a duck?


This Cranberry Orange Sangria is so insanely good! It comes together very quickly, all you really need to do is a little measuring, a little mixing, and slicing of three oranges. And it makes a whole big pitcher for you to share with your friends so you can all forget your troubles together!

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4.34 from 9 votes

Cranberry Orange Sangria

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  • 1 bottle red wine I just used a blend
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 3 oranges sliced


  • Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and let it sit overnight.
Author: Lisa Longley

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The Cranberry Orange Sangria are in a tumbler wine glass with a dark purple complexion.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Kat says

    I personally wish I had more time to read through all the stories. I admit sometimes I do just go straight to the recipe. But can’t imagine complaining because someone shares on their OWN blog! Wow! Unfortunately that’s our world. Tear others down to elevate ourselves. You do you! Can’t wait to try this recipe! And now I’m gonna go back and read about your kids! I have four if my own! ????

    • Lisa Longley says

      Four kids! Good for you! Yeah, I wrote this post a while ago, at this point I couldn’t care less if people don’t like my stories about my kids. They are missing out because my kids are pretty flippn’ funny and amazing ???? Thank you for your kind words!

  2. Yaznie says

    New to your blog. Love your recipes and your stories.. Don’t be a duck, you’ll let everything roll off your back, good and bad. The bad lets us grow and reminds us that we don’t need to be like that too. You rock!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you!

  3. Tamar says

    I was happily browsing your very interesting recipes and came across this post and I just had to comment against nasty commenters. So sometimes I am interested in the writers thoughts on life and sometimes I am not. And when I am not–I SCROLL as you so reasonably point out. No need to make nasty comments. No one is forcing anyone to read anything. I hate it when readers are so nasty. Wishing you much success and zillions of happy readers!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Tamar! Happy holidays!

  4. Dianne England says

    5 stars
    Like you said, “You don’t have to read my stuff, just scroll on down.” I can’t believe sometimes how rude and inconsiderate some people can be. This is a piece of advice I got from a teacher once and it probably applies to you as well, ” you need to get a skin more like an orange and less like a pear if you’re going to be in this business!” That said, people shouldn’t be rude! Chalk it up to bad manners. Thank you for the recipes.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Dianne!

  5. Lillian WHITE says

    I’m a Mom and Grandma in my 70s who just loves preparing your recipes and so enjoy your family experiences you share. Had I only had the enthusiasm and entrepreneur spirit at your age. How sad that someone is unable to figure out that if not interested in your life story just print the recipe. So if they’ve complained then must have taken time to read it, and life is learning about others. Your recipes always work out deliciously. Presently looking at your Cranberry Orange Sangria, Caramel Apple Vodka Punch, and Easy Christmas Punch as ideas for Thanksgiving adult drinks.
    To the frustrated people I will keep you in my prayers and hope you know when Love is sent in response to hate, it will help to diffuse the others hate and let them know they are loved.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

  6. Trisha says

    5 stars
    This Sangria recipe is the bomb! I do use Grand Marnier instead of Cointreau (have similar taste). Quite delicious!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it!

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