Thanksgiving Winetail – Cranberry & Apple Sangria

Thanksgiving Winetail Thanksgiving Cocktail with WineLooking for a Thanksgiving cocktail with wine, or a Thanksgiving winetail? An Apple Cranberry Sangria may be just the way to go.

Just mix the following ingredients in a large pitcher and let it sit in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or overnight if possible….


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • ¾ c. unfiltered apple cider
  • ¾ c. cranberry juice
  • ¾ c. brandy
  • ¼ c. simple syrup
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • ½ c. fresh cranberries

For a lower sugar option, you could do a ½ cup of apple cider, ½ cup cranberry juice, and a few tbsp of simple syrup and then mix with sparkling water in your glass right before serving.

Cocktail Recipe and Photo credits go to LemonTreeWelling where I originally found this Thanksgiving Winetail (Thanksgiving Cocktail with wine) recipe.

If you’re looking for wines to use in the Sangria recipe, visit tasting rooms in Carmel for a full-bodied wine. Ask your Sommelier or the person pouring the wine for guidance and they will be happy to assist.