This easy recipe for classic Spanish sangria is made with Rioja wine, brandy, triple sec, orange juice, lemon juice and sliced fruit.

Pitcher of classic Spanish sangria

Sangria is a Spanish wine punch with origins that date back to the 15th century.

The classic Spanish sangria recipe is simple blend of red wine, brandy and fruit, but the basic concept allows for a lot of creativity when choosing ingredients. This recipe is close to traditional and is made with Rioja, a bold Spanish wine made from Tempranillo grapes, brandy, orange liqueur, fresh oranges and lemons. We also have several variations on the site. You can find a few of them linked below.

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Classic Spanish Sangria

Classic Spanish Sangria

Yield: about 1 quart
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy recipe for traditional Spanish sangria is made with Rioja wine, brandy, triple sec, orange juice, lemon juice and sliced fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750ml) Rioja
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.