Looking for a vibrant, easy-to-make drink that will impress your guests?
this red sangria recipe The perfect summer sipper to share at a picnic or pool party. The perfect flavor blend of zesty citrus and red wine is sure to please anyone.
Whether you’re hosting a summer get-together or simply want a refreshing drink, this sangria is a must try.
What is Red Sangria?
Sangria is a centuries-old red wine punch that originated in Spain and is filled with slices of fresh fruit that soak up the delicious flavors. It combines freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice with sliced fruit and red wine. By adding apricot brandy and triple sec, umami and a slight sweetness are added.
- Sangria is the perfect summer drink. So flavorful.
- This cocktail is best made ahead of time, so it’s perfect for parties.
- Easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Make a pitcher of sangria before your guests arrive.
- Make white sangria by substituting white wine for red wine.
Materials and variations
wine – The best wines for sangria are light, fruity wines. The choices are endless, and honestly, any red is fine, but don’t worry about expensive bottles. Save it for yourself to drink.
Try a Spanish red wine or one of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Grenache or Tempranillo.
sake – Apricot brandy and triple sec add delicious fruity flavors and a hint of sweetness. If you don’t have apricot brandy, you can substitute peach brandy, regular brandy, rum or vodka. Replace triple sec with another orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
fruits – Colorful fruit slices such as oranges, lemons, limes, green apples, peaches and pears add a colorful contrast to the red sangria. No time to prepare fruit? Put it in a bag of frozen mixed fruit!
Juices and sweeteners – Orange, pineapple, or grapefruit juice works best. Also, don’t forget a simple syrup or your favorite unsweetened sweetener.
Cheerful – Finish off your drink with a celebratory bubble of club soda or flavored sparkling water.
How to make red sangria
- Squeeze one lime and one lemon, and slice the remaining fruit.
- Mix juice and remaining ingredients (per recipe below) Pour into pitcher and add fruit. Chill for at least 1 hour.
- Pour into glasses, top with soda or sparkling water, and enjoy.
Serving and Storing Sangria
So pretty, put the red sangria in a clear glass pitcher so everyone can see the jewel-like color of the fruit inside the punch. Serve in a wine glass or stemless wine glass.
Leftover sangria can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
- If you want a sweeter sangria, adjust the amount of simple syrup according to your taste.
- Feel free to experiment with different fruit combinations, like adding berries like blackberries, sliced strawberries, or peaches.
- Adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly to serve more people.
Pro tip: Thread strawberries, blueberries, or cherries through a wooden stir stick and garnish as an edible garnish.
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easy red sangria
This refreshing citrus sangria recipe is the perfect blend of zesty citrus and red wine. A refreshing, easy-to-drink drink.
Squeeze one lemon and one lime, and slice the remaining fruit.
In a large pitcher, add red wine, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, brandy, simple syrup, triple sec, and sliced fruit.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When you’re ready to serve, fill the glass with ice and fill the glass about 2/3 full with sangria. Top the sangria with club soda or lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with an extra slice of citrus, if desired.
- If you want a sweeter sangria, adjust the amount of simple syrup to your liking.
- Feel free to experiment with different fruit combinations and add your own personal touch. Try adding sliced strawberries, peaches, and grapes.
- To serve more people, double or triple the ingredients accordingly.
- Leftover sangria can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. Cover the pitcher or transfer to an airtight container.
calorie: 181 | carbohydrates: 17g | protein: 1g | obesity: 0.1g | saturated fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated fat: 0.01g | sodium: twenty fourmg | potassium: 206mg | fiber: 1g | sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: twenty fourmg | calcium: twenty twomg | iron: 1mg
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and ingredients brands used.
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