Tonight is New Year’s eve and just because Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean you need to let go of those holiday flavors. This sangria is made with just a few simple ingredients topped with sugared oranges and ginger. Don’t worry if you can’t find those in your store, I will show you how to make them!
This drink will serve your whole holiday party and it costs less than $5 to make! And if wine is not your favored beverage, don’t worry I have a non-alcoholic version a little farther down this post.
Orange Cranberry Ginger Sangria
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1-2 L bottle of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda*
- 1 cup of cranberry juice
- 2 oranges
- 1 cup of cranberries
- Sugared Orange and Sugared Ginger slices
Pour your wine, juice, and soda into the pitcher. Cut one of the oranges in half and squeeze the juice in. Cut that half and the other 1.5 oranges into small triangles. Add those to the pitcher. Top with cranberries and ice.
Serve into glasses and top them with the sugared oranges and ginger. Enjoy!
*The reason for the “or” with the soda really depends on how “gingery” you would like it to taste.
Looking for the kid-friendly punch version? Substitue the wine for 1 64 ounce bottle of cranberry juice! No need to add the additional cup of cranberry juice.
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 oranges, washed and sliced
Place the water and sugar in a pot, stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling place the oranges inside. Boil with oranges for 5 minutes then reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes. Place the slices on a wire rack with a parchment paper lined cookie sheet underneath. Let set then slice them for the drinks.
- Syrup from the oranges
- Sliced fresh ginger
Place ginger slices into the orange syrup and repeat as you did with the oranges.
Don’t throw out that syrup though, you can store it and use it for drinks! It should stay for at least a year when bottled up in a jar!
If you’re curious, these cute glasses came from the Dollar Spot at Target along with the gold straws!