Sangria Recipes

Basic Sangria Recipe

The original! This recipe is the standard for delicious Sangria!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups ( 26 fl. oz) dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 large orange, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 large lemon, sliced thin crosswise
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) club soda

Preparation

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the club soda in a large punch bowl or serving pitcher and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Immediately before serving, mix in the club soda for added fizz.  Serve over ice.
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Strong Sangria

This is the Strong One!  Try this one if you’re ready to get loose!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups ( 26 fl. oz) dry red wine
  • 2 cups (16 fl. oz) sparkling apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons gin
  • 4 tablespoons citron-flavored vodka
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 small orange, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 small lemon, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 small lime, sliced thin crosswise

Preparation

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a large pitcher, mix well, and refrigerate. Serve chilled over ice.
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White Sangria

This version has a lighter alcohol intake… Try changing the wine for grape juice, and you’ll have the perfect kids’ drink!

Ingredients

  • Apple juice, for ice cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 fl. oz) water
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry white wine
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 small pears, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium oranges, sliced crosswise
  • 2 small lemons, sliced crosswise
  • 3 cups (24 fl. oz) sparkling apple cider
  • Mint leaves, to garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. To make the apple juice ice cubes, pour the apple juice into two ice trays and freeze until the Sangria is ready to serve.
  2. Combine the water, mint leaves, sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for several minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, remove and discard the mint and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Transfer the remaining mixture to a large serving bowl.
  4. Add the wine, peaches, pears and the orange and lemon slices to the serving bowl. Mix well, and refrigerate overnight. Immediately before serving, mix in the sparkling apple cider and the apple juice ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
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Party sangria

This is a big hit for parties!  Try this one for the next fiesta you are planning.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup (3  oz) sugar
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau
  • 1/3 lemon-flavored vodka
  • 1 small lemon, sliced crosswise
  • 1 small orange, sliced crosswise
  • 1 small lime, sliced crosswise
  • 1 medium pear, diced
  • 2 medium peach, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 cups (8 oz) sliced strawberries
  • 1 bottle carbonated lemon-lime soda

Preparation

  1. In a pitcher, combine all ingredients except the strawberries and soda.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Immediately before serving, stir the strawberries and lemon-lime soda.
  4. Pour into chilled glasses and serve.
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 Spicy Sangria

This recipe is hot, hot, HOT!  Try this version if you like to turn up the heat.

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups ( 30 fl. oz) dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 small red chilies, seeded and quartered
  • 2 medium tart green apples, diced
  • 2 large yellow plums, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) club soda

Preparation

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the club soda in a large serving pitcher and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Immediately before serving, mix in the club soda for added fizz. Serve over ice.
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Peach and Orange Sangria

This sparkling Sangria uses white wine instead of red, to compliment the orange and peach flavors. A bit more potent than its sweet taste leads you to believe, this Sangria should be savored slowly.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup (3 oz) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) Triple Sec
  • 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) peach-flavored brandy
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium oranges, sliced thin and crosswise
  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) sparkling orange soda
  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) ginger ale

Preparation

  1. In a large serving bowl, combine all the ingredients except the orange soda and ginger ale and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Immediately before serving, mix in the orange soda and ginger ale. Serve over ice.
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Citrus Sangria

This zesty Sangria is especially refreshing thanks to the orange, lemon and lime. Tangy and sweet, this drink will have you feeling like summer all year long!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) Cointreau
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) brandy
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • Club soda, to taste
  • 1 small orange, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 small lemon, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 small lime, sliced thin crosswise

Preparation

  1. Mix the wine, Cointreau, brandy, citrus juices and sugar in a large pitcher.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Immediately before serving, add in the club soda, orange, lemon and lime slices. Serve over ice.
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Sangria Clara

White Sangria may seem more pure than the original red version, but it is every bit as strong.  Here, the fresh mint leaves infuse the Sangria with a freshness everyone is sure to love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) water
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 short cinnamon sticks
  • 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry white wine
  • 2 cups (16 fl. oz) sparkling apple cider
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) orange juice
  • 2 small apples, cut into chunks
  • 2 small oranges, sliced thin crosswise
  • 2 small peaches, peeled and cut into chunks

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, mint, sugar, cloves and cinnamon sticks over medium heat. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature.
  2. Remove and discard the mint leaves, cloves and cinnamon sticks, and pour the mixture into a large serving pitcher.
  3. Mix in all of the remaining ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve chilled over ice.
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Fruity Sangria

This simple Sangria requires a little patience, but minimal effort.  Anyone who tries it will be delighted in nibbling on the wine-flavored fruit chunks that will fall to the bottom of their glass.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups (64 fl. oz) dry red wine
  • 8 cups (64 fl. oz) apple juice
  • 1 small grapefruit, cut into eights
  • 1 medium orange, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced thin crosswise
  • 1 small pear, diced
  • 1 medium apple, diced

Preparation

  1. Combine the wine, apple juice and grapefruit pieces in a large pitcher. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The following day, add the orange and lemon slices to the wine. Refrigerate for 3  hours.
  3. Add the pear and apple to the mixture, then allow to stand for a further 1 hour to absorb the flavor fully. Mix well and serve over ice.
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Cranberry and Strawberry Sangria

This playful Sangria is sure to become a party favorite!  It takes a little more time, but it’s well worth the extra effort. This fruity, delicious Sangria is practically a fiesta in itself!!  With Sangria like this, why wait for the guests?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) water
  • 2/3 cup (5 oz) sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 medium lemon slices
  • 2 medium lime slices
  • 4 cranberry herbal tea bags
  • 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry red wine
  • 2 cups (16 fl. oz) cranberry juice
  • 6 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 oz) fresh strawberries, trimmed
  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz) club soda

Preparation

  1. Combine the water, sugar, cloves and lemon and lime slices together in a saucepan and set over medium heat. Mix well, and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the tea bags. After allowing the tea bags to infuse for five minutes, remove and discard the tea bags and  cloves, and transfer the mixture to a large serving pitcher. Add the wine, cranberry juice, brandy and Triple sec. Mix well and drop in the orange chunks and strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  3. Immediately before serving, mix in the club soda for extra fizz. Serve chilled, over ice.