Black Swan Cranberry Sangria
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Black Swan Cranberry Sangria

Black Swan inspired cranberry sangria with the deep, rich color of red wine, which pops with fresh cranberries. A fresh sangria that looks stunning and goes well with a number of occasions!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time4 hrs 3 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 liter


  • 750 ml red wine
  • 1 liter cranberry juice
  • 60 ml cointreau 4 tbsp. Any orange liqueur will do
  • 400 gr fresh cranberries
  • 500 ml sparkling water
  • 2 cups (red wine) ice cubes optional.


  • Pour 1 bottle of red wine with 1 liter of cranberry juice into a large pitcher. Add 60 ml (4 tbsp) of cointreau or any other orange liqueur.
  • Wash the cranberries and add those to the batch. Give it a stir and let it rest. For the sangria to get it's rich taste, you should let it sit for at least 4 hours before serving. Very important. But of course, preferably over night.
  • When you're ready to serve, add in the sparkling water and ice cubes if desired.


Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice.
You could make red wine ice cubes ahead of time. When you leave the sangria to rest overnight you'll also have time to make these. Just pour red wine in an ice cube tray and freeze. This way your sangria will be cold but not watered down!
I made this to specifically go well to a dark Halloween theme, but that doesn't mean you can't drink this at any other occasion. Add orange slices and cinnamon, and it's a perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas drink! Add apples and pomegranates and it's perfect for any Fall occasion. You could also use white wine.