Toast to freshness, flavor and flair this New Year's Day. Toast to freshness, flavor and flair this New Year's Day. Israeli Kitchen Toast to freshness, flavor and flair this New Year's Day. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Orange-cranberry champagne sangria

It's festive, fruity and made with fresh ingredients. What could be a better way to ring in the new year?

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  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Prep time: 5 minutes

Mixing cranberries in your sangria can yield some pretty awesome flavors. It can also lead to some fun wordplay: Crangria!

So here's our take on crangria that is both seasonal and delicious. Made with cara cara oranges and fresh cranberries, this champagne-based cocktail is perfect for the holiday and especially toasting in the new year.

Ingredients

  • 1 750-ml bottle of rose champagne
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cranapple juice
  • 2 cara cara oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • Ice

Directions

Slice up the cara cara oranges and the lemon. I suggest cara caras because they are very juicy so they add more to the mix.

Add the orange and lemon slices, cranberries and sugar to a pitcher. Add in the cranberry juice.

Add in the champagne. Place the pitcher in the fridge for an hour to chill.

When ready to serve, mix until all sugar is dissolved. I do this after it chills to reduce stirring and preserve those precious bubbles. Most of the sugar will dissolve on its own.

Serve over ice with orange slices and cranberries as garnish.

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