Fresh or dried cranberries contain bioflavonoids which are thought to help prevent cancer and protect the eyesight and are used as a cleanse for the bladder and help to prevent bladder infections-cranberries also contain fiber. Lemons are low cal, an excellent source of Vitamin C, and act as a sprinkle for many salads, for fish, plus they are a great garnish for fish products and salads, as well as many beverages. Oranges we all know are jam packed with Vitamin C, contain fiber, and are a good source of beta carotene, folate, thiamine and potassium. Oranges are used all year round as a favorite to most children and adults alike.
Okay-lets get to the good stuff-the beverage……
- 2 oranges thinly sliced
- 1/2 lemon thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda sugar replacement)
- 8 cups of cranberry pomegranate juice.
- 2 bottles of dry red wine
- 1/3 cup Brandy
- 2 cups Soda Water
- Combine orange slices, lemon slices, Splenda (sugar) and cranberries in a large pitcher. Add cranberry pomegranate juice, wine and brandy.
- Sangria can be made 24 hours in advance-just keep these ingredients chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, pour in soda water; pour in fancy glasses, making certain that there is some fruit in each glass, and then pour the cranberry pomegranate juice over ice in glasses.
- Serves 16 one cup servings.
- Thumbs up from SBcanning on this one!
- PS: I love to serve Sangria Surprise at Christmastime as it is such a delight, fresh and crispy drink..