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Cranberry Persimmon Sangria for Creativity, Energy, & Inspiration | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

Turns out cranberry is the berry of the season for a reason!

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This time of year, you're going to be seeing a lot of a certain few fruits and spices. That's because around this time of year is when they start cropping up—and also because around this time of year is when we need them most.

Up in the northern hemisphere, we're careening for the darkest day of the year, when the sun seems to have completely abandoned us and the air is getting colder and colder. The traditions of our ancestors up in this part of the world have gone back for millenia trying to do one specific thing: keep the memory of the Sun alive and infuse its warmth, luck, and joy into everything we eat, drink, or look at. So many lights on the trees! So many candles! So much orange and cinnamon and cranberry! Likewise, the pines and firs become an inspiration to us, as where every other tree has dropped its leaves and looks near dead, the evergreens are exactly as they name implies: ever green, even in the deepest winter.

We're looking for flavors, ingredients, and colors that inspire us to hold onto that warmth, and that's exactly why this cranberry persimmon sangria is perfect: in it is the cinnamon, orange, cranberry, and persimmon you'll need to stay creative, energetic, vibrant, and empowered as the dark creeps around the house and the cold snaps at your nose.

(And if you want to make this non-alcoholic: you can always replace red wine with grape juice and brandy with apple cider.)

Let's make it!

Magic in Cranberry Persimmon Sangria

Persimmons are such a weird fruit. They take all the water right out of your mouth when you bite into them, but they're so light and sweet in this sangria. So weird.

Nonetheless, the orange color of oranges and persimmons, along with the deep red of cranberries, means we are once again cruising for some color magic. Sunshine! Fire! That's what these colors invoke thoughts of—and they're associated with joy, ambition, power, energy, creativity, and radiance.

The zing of all these flavors combined is definitely something that’ll put a spring in your step. Once again, we are harnessing the full power of fire, with the Sun (and a touch of Mars) bringing us all the energy and life of a cloudless sky at high noon, the Sun shining down all its luck, optimism, radiance, and power for us to soak up. With the dark season coming up on us, filling your cup with pure sunshine and flame is the way to go!

Cranberry Persimmon Sangria

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: N/A

Makes 12 servings


  • 2 bottles red wine (pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon

  • 1 cup brandy

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 2 cups cranberry juice

  • 4 ripe persimmons, diced

  • 2 oranges, sliced

  • 1 small bag of cranberries

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • (Optional) sprigs of rosemary for garnish


  1. Chop all of your fruits (diced for persimmons, sliced for oranges) and put in the pot.

  2. Rinse your cranberries and add to the pot.

  3. Toss in cinnamon sticks, then measure out and combine all liquids.

  4. Mix, cover, and let sit for at least 12 hours.

  5. Serve with the bits of fruit for a pretty, gorgeous glass of sangria!

And now you have a beautiful drink for the table when it comes to all your late autumn and wintertime celebrations! ♥


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Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, screenwriter, and Christian witch. Her fantasy works draw heavily on the wisdom she gathers from her own personal and spiritual experience, and her spiritual practice borrows much of the whimsy and wonder that modern society has relegated to fairy-and-folktale. Her goal is to help people regain their spiritual footing and discover God through a new (yet old) lens of mysticism.

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