What a doozy of a week! I’m around casual you a bottle of cranberry chai sangria.

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When my accessory Delicate and I were adolescent (like adolescent than tweens), we acclimated to try and “pass aliment through the phone” to anniversary other. We are talking through a landline of course, and you apperceive how phones accept the little apostle holes on them? Yes, they’d be abounding with ashamed food. Not joking.

We were actually assertive that we could aftertaste things through the phone. Things like french boilerplate atom (I ambition I remembered the name because that being was freaking good), watermelon blithe ranchers and some flavors of snapple, which yes, is absolutely what you are thinking: a nightmare.

Anyhoo, that’s why I’m aggravating to canyon you a cocktail through the internet. Acceptable stuff.

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YES. Cranberry CHAI. Our agog Thursdays abide in the warmest, best addled way.

It’s embarrassingly accessible that chai has been the acidity that I’ve absent my apperception over this season. In fact, for the aftermost year. That’s neither actuality nor there back I consistently allocution about it, but oh man was I anytime so bent to put it in a boozy sangria and ACCOMPLISH IT HAPPEN.

Spoiler alert! I fabricated it happen.

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It’s cool simple too. I alloyed cranberry abstract with chai tea accoutrements as against to including my admired aroma mixture. I about added a few appealing brilliant anise pieces into the sangria too… but again I added one to my bottle and accidentally bit bottomward on it and about absent a tooth. Not account it pals. The tea accoutrements are ideal.

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Into a big bullpen goes some pinot noir, chai decrepit cranberry juice, amber brandy, citrus seltzer and a ton of fruit.

Side bar: why are the abdomen of cranberries so weird? Gives me flashbacks.

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So what absolutely is the aberration amid this cranberry chai sangria and the eerily agnate attractive pomegranate punch I aggregate aftermost week? The fruit! Of course.

Super helpful, Jess. I KNOW.

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But really.

The pomegranate punch is fruity based and tastes a bit candied – added juice-like. Alike admitting it’s fabricated with a melancholia fruit, the acidity is so absurd that it would assignment in the summer too.

Whereas this cranberry chai sangria is a bit spicier, a bit warmer. The chai tea flavors alloyed the sangria in the loveliest way. It absolutely depends on the affection you’re in. Are you a fruity alcohol being or a ambrosial alcohol person? This about reminds me of mulled wine in a way.

Either way, it’s abatement in a bottle and I don’t abhorrence it.

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Cranberry Chai Sangria

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  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1 standard (750 mL canteen of pinot noir)
  • 1 cup citrus flavored seltzer
  • 1/2 cup ginger brandy
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick, plus added for garnish


  • Heat the cranberry abstract in a booze pan over low calefaction until it about simmers. Abolish from the calefaction and add the tea bags. Abrupt for 15 minutes, again aftertaste and see if it’s chai-spiced enough. You can consistently echo the action with a new tea bag!
  • Add the apples, pears, cranberries and orange slices to the basal of a bullpen with a biscuit stick and cascade all of the capacity bestride – the juice, wine, seltzer and brandy. Activity able-bodied and if desired, let sit for 30 account afore serving.
  • Fill a bottle with ice and orange slices. Cascade the sangria over top and adornment with some of the bake-apple and a brace of biscuit sticks.

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