Mulled Cranberry Sangria

1 Bottle (750 ml) Pinot Noir

1 Cup Simple Syrup

2 Tablespoons Ginger Sugar

3/4 Teaspoon Lavender Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pink Peppercorns

3 Tablespoons Mulling Spices

2-3 Cups Fresh Cranberries

2 Oranges, Sliced 1/4" Thick, Divided

1/2 Cup Cranberry Liqueur

At MorningStar Kitchen, we're big on Sangria. It's a beautiful, festive, versatile beverage that can be adapted to any season. We love serving this mulled cranberry version during the holidays. It's colorful and flavorful, and a festive start to any gathering. Served chilled to a group, or warm by an intimate fire, this one is sure to linger long in your guests' memories. While we like to make our own Cranberry Liqueur during cranberry season every fall (follow link above). But you can also purchase a good quality liqueur to use.  


Place wine, syrup, and ginger sugar in a large glass container. Tie lavender salt, peppercorns, and mulling spices in cheese cloth or muslin and add to the wine mixture. Add cranberries and half of the orange slices. Stir mixture to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally, before serving.

When ready to serve, remove packet of mulling spices. Add liqueur and mix well. Pour over ice in tumblers and garnish with a slice of orange. 

If serving warm, place sangria in saucepan over medium low heat. Heat gently for 20-30 minutes. Add liqueur just before serving. Pour into warm mugs, garnish with a slice of orange, and serve. 

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Ginger Sugar
Rich, sweet, and warm,
our Ginger Sugar can be
used creatively for both
sweet and savory dishes. Sprinkle some on salmon before grilling, use to add a subtle sweetness to sauces and vinaigrettes, or use as a finishing touch on pastries and desserts.
Ginger Sugar from MorningStar Kitchen
Sea Salt
Our Lavender Sea Salt
is a perfect pairing of French
Grey salt and lavender buds. It adds a simple sophistication to poultry, game, vegetables, and salads. And for a little extra flare, add a pinch to your cookies, ice cream, cakes, and caramel, too.
Lavender Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper.
They are the fruit of a
Braziliantree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen
Mulling Spices
When chilly nights arrive,
there's nothing quite like a
cup of hot mulled cider, tea,
or wine - enjoyed by a blazing fire. Our Mulling Spice is the perfect blend of ingredients to satisfy your cravings. Steep for 30-45 minutes, strain, and enjoy. 
Mulling Spices from MorningStar Kitchen