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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.

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  1. Gail Smith says

    You know, I’m a fairly busy, married retiree. Kids, grandkids all living close by (next door in one case, two blocks away in another). I’m always looking for new recipes and that’s the main reason I follow you.
    I have to admit that sometimes, when time is short, or the ‘mood’ isn’t there, I scroll straight to the recipe. But I don’t understand MEAN-SPIRITED people who would call you out for blogging – I mean isn’t that what a blog is for?
    Get a grip people – if you don’t like the show, CHANGE THE CHANNEL! If all you want is recipes and nothing personal, BUY A COOKBOOK!

  2. Jan C says

    Regarding the wne, when you say you use a blend, what are you talking about? Can you say which one you used? I find most red wines very dry, so if you’re talking about a blend, I assume it is less so? .

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Jan! Most major wine brands (like Barefoot, Flip Flop, Menage A Tois) have a red blend, so I would go with one of those. I have to say, I didn’t always like red wine, but I love it now. That said, I think that if you find red wine dry, you probably wouldn’t like the red blends on their own, but I think with the combo of the juice and the other liquor you will like it in this sangria. It’s one of my favorites!

  3. Kelley C says

    did you use pure cranberry juice?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I actually used a reduced calorie version :)

  4. Kelky says

    Hi! Can I make this without adding the other alcohol, or will it not taste right? Just wine, cranberry juice, and oranges?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can! It just won’t be this exact recipe. If you don’t feel like adding the brandy and orange liquor, I would probably add a little orange juice as well.

  5. Anonymous says

    I am some random person on pinterest, just scrolling through, and saw an interesting pina colada sangria…which led me to this post….And I saw your comments on negativity. First of all – Thank You for what you do. I may not be familiar with your posts at all, but I enjoy having the freedom to find interesting recipies and things like yours. As for haters – I don’t understand why people need to be negative or hurtful when you are getting something (information) for nothing. Please don’t let it bother you or stop you – the vast majority of us may be silent, but we are appreciative. Its always the few (idiots) who spoil it for everyone else.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much <3

  6. Susan says

    I’m with the post above (anonymous) both in how I just found your post and in their attitude to people who hate … I really don’t get it…the negative energy it must take!!! Perhaps I’m just incredibly nosey as I love reading about other people :) I love to know where recipes come from, it makes them so much more fun to make ????????

    • Lisa Longley says

      Just what I needed to read today, Susan. Thank you!

  7. Susan says

    Seeing that I turned 50 this year I’m going to use my wisdom as a somewhat older mom/lady who’s had some life experience. Be the duck! I spent almost half of my life worrying and wondering what people were saying about me or thinking about me. I am soooo a duck. Whatever people say or think just rolls off my back. The only people whom I care about, that I care what they think, are my family and those few friends that are also my family. And those people wouldn’t say such an awful thing to you. They are the only ones who count. You’ve probably heard all of this before..so I’m going to be quiet now!! Write your blog..talk about your kids and anything else you want to. Oh and I’m making your cranberry orange sangria for my Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’m sure it will be a big hit!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I need more wise 50 something moms in my life, Susan. Thank you for this.

    • Karen Martin says

      I, too, say QUACK!! Don’t the 50’s feel wonderful?!!

  8. Lynda Regnier says

    As for people and negative comments… Ignore them!! You do an awesome job and yes there is drama in ALL of our lives. Keep that smile going and the recipes coming. Thank you for what you do I love reading the “blog” Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season this year and always!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Lynda!

  9. Amanda says

    Hi Lisa! Really looking forward to trying this sangria recipe out! Would you mind telling me exactly what kind of cranberry juice you used! The 100% (unsweetened) pure kind, or the cranberry juice cocktail kind (like an Ocean Spray). Thanks so much!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Gah! I don’t know Amanda. So I’m working on another cranberry cocktail and I just bought cranberry juice that is 100% juice, but its not 100% cranberry juice. They work some apple in there for sweetness. I would suspect that is what I used and not the cocktail kind. 100% cranberry juice would be too bitter though. Does that make sense?

  10. Karen Martin says

    I just stumbled upon this blog and I think it’s delightful!! As a high school teacher I know as well as anyone how mean people can be. I say QUACK!! And if you find a way to make your feet webbed, let me know! :-D

    One more question, do you think this sangria will go well with apple pie?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Karen, I might have to come back to you for advice when my kids are in high school. It terrifies me, especially with social media now! And I personally think that this sangria would go well with anything ????

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