Made with red wine, brandy, and fruit, sangria is a Spanish wine punch with origins that date back as far as the 15th century.
This basic concept for making sangria allows for a lot of creativity when choosing ingredients, but this recipe is very close to a traditional Spanish version. It’s made with Rioja, a bold red wine made from Tempranillo grapes, and also includes brandy, orange liqueur, fresh oranges, and lemons.
We’ve also made several variations on this classic recipe. Our Summer Berry Sangria is flavored with strawberries and raspberries and uses your favorite Merlot or Pinot Noir in place of the Rioja.
Our recipe for Italian Sangria is made with Chianti and flavored with limoncello and Campari. It has a tart, citrusy blend of flavors and makes a great aperitif.
Last but definitely not least is our recipe for Winter Spice Sangria, a unique sangria for the holidays made with port wine, cinnamon schnapps, cranberries, and clementines.
Classic Spanish Sangria
- 1 bottle, 750ml Rioja wine
- 2 ounces brandy
- 2 ounces orange liqueur, triple sec
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 small orange, sliced
- Combine the wine, brandy, orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon slices, and orange slices in a large pitcher.
- Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.
- Serve over ice.