Cranberry Orange Sangria


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 4 cranberry herbal tea bags
  • 1 bottle white Zinfandel wine
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 1/2 pint fresh strawberries, washed and trimmed
  • 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cup seltzer water (flavored seltzer if desired)


In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick and lemon. Simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes.

Add in the tea bags, and steep 5 minutes. Strain cloves, cinnamon and lemon.

In a large bowl or pitcher put sugar into a large serving container. Add in wine and brandy, orange and strawberries. Chill overnight or for at least eight hours. Add seltzer water before serving.