Are you on the lookout for a delicious sangria recipe? You’ll be happy to know that sangria is really just a wine punch and it is super easy to make. You can get creative based on your tastes or what you have available. Sangria is a versatile recipe that you can make with your favorite red wine and any seasonal fruit.
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The Best Sangria Recipe Ever
Sangria is the kind of drink that is best served with friends and family. It’s the perfect drink for a party, BBQ, or any celebration. And it is extra delicious in summer – though don’t let that hold you back during the other three seasons!
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What’s in Sangria?
A good sangria recipe includes seasonal fruit, a sweetener, brandy, and a deliciously bold red wine. We’re sharing our best Sangria recipe with you today that we’ve shared with many of our friends and it’s always a hit. Sangria is best served fresh; however, you can refrigerate your leftovers for about 48 hours.
What kind of red wine is best for a sangria recipe?
A glass of Spanish red wine is full-bodied and fruity and is typically the most common wine used in sangria. However, feel free to use a Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, or even a Moscato. Since you are using the wine as a mixer, you don’t necessarily want to use a top of the line bottle.
Other Sangria Variations We Love:
- Swap out the red wine and try white wine or even a rose!
- No Brandy? No problem! Swap it out for Grand Marnier or Cointreau.
- For fruit, take a look at what kinds of fruits are in the wine you are using. Use those fruits to compliment your wine.
- Swap out the brown sugar and use honey or agave.
The Best Sangria Recipe
Start by chopping up your fruit. We love to include green apples, lemons, limes, and oranges. Use hearty fruits that won’t fall apart in your sangria
- 1 750ml bottle of red wine
- ½ cup brandy
- 2 peeled oranges – 1 diced and 1 juiced
- 1 green apple, diced
- 1 lemon, diced
- 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 lime, diced
- Add your diced fruit and sweetener to a large pitcher, and then pour the wine on top, followed by the brandy, and juice from one orange.
- Stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve the sangria over ice, and include a few spoonfuls of fruit from the pitcher. (Make sure to include a wooden spoon so you can scoop out some of the diced fruit into each glass.)