I made this Cranberry Red Wine Sangria recipe with Sweet ‘N Low as a sponsored post for the Socialstars #donthesitaste campaign. Opinions are my own.
My favorite part about Thanksgiving isn’t the turkey, although that is mighty tasty. It’s the cranberries. There’s just something about those red, tart berries that brings a warm Thanksgiving feeling to my heart.
Every year I make a homemade cranberry sauce (and I will again this year), but I also decided my favorite seasonal berry needed a bigger role in the holiday menu– as a cocktail. So, I’m serving this Cranberry Red Wine Sangria recipe with Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the perfect way to sweeten up Thanksgiving, don’t you think?
Cranberry Red Wine Sangria Recipe
Doesn’t it look refreshingly delicious?
After slaving away in a hot kitchen all day roasting a turkey with all the trimmings, a sangria will hit the spot like nothing else. But the secret in this cranberry red wine sangria recipe is that I use Sweet ‘N Low sweetener instead of sugar so it’s lower in calories and diabetic-friendly.
I like to make it the evening before and let the flavors mingle in a pitcher in the fridge until it’s served the next day, but if you’re an early riser, you could make it in the morning to have ready for a mid-afternoon meal.
I mix a bottle of Malbec, some unsweetened cranberry juice, orange juice and Sweet ‘N Low zero calorie sweetener in a pitcher. Then I add some fresh cranberries, orange slices and apple slices before letting everything infuse in the fridge overnight.
The next day, I give it a good stirring and pour over ice in individual glasses to serve.
It’s the perfect way to sweeten up Thanksgiving!
- 1 750 ml bottle Malbec
- 4 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 6 packets Sweet 'N Low sweetener
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 orange, cut into thin slices
- 1 apple, cored and sliced
- Combine liquid ingredients in pitcher and stir until Sweet 'N Low is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients. Chill for 4-6 hours or overnight.
- Stir well and pour into individual glasses over ice. Garnish as desired.
In case you missed them, be sure to check out my other Sweet ‘N Low cocktails and mocktails and visit sweetnlow.com/recipes for even more ideas.