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red wine sangria with cut apples and oranges in stemless wine glass

Best Traditional Red Sangria Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: Spanish


Make authentic Spanish sangria in just a few minutes with this easy sangria recipe. This simple sangria recipe is easy to customize with your favorite fruits and wine and is perfect for entertaining!


Units Scale
  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 750 ml bottle Spanish red wine (Rioja is most common)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Chop the apples and oranges into small pieces. Add to a large pitcher.
  2. Add wine, juice, brandy, and brown sugar to the pitcher and stir to mix.
  3. Chill at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours before serving.
  4. Serve or without ice, adding sparkling water or soda if desired.


  • Customize by changing the wine, liqueur, and fruit.
  • If you prefer sparkling sangria add sparkling water or soda such as ginger ale or sprite before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours although it tastes best the same day.

Keywords: sangria, spanish sangria, traditional sangria

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