Sangria Cocktail Recipe

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Sangria Cocktail Recipe

If you haven’t tried sangria before, you’re probably wondering “what is sangria?” To put it simply, it’s a wine-based cocktail that hails from Spain. Its colour depends on the wine used.

The interesting thing about sangria is that it comes in different regional variations. So, the ingredients used to make it can vary. The most suitable red wine for sangria is a dry, fruity one that has good acidity and is low in tannins. Some of the best wines for red sangria include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Grenache (Garnacha), and Zinfandel. At the end of the day, it’s all about using good wine to make delicious sangria. Steer clear of any wine you wouldn’t like on its own. 

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Nutrition: 268 Calories

Servings: 1


  • 1/2 medium apple (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 medium orange (rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed // plus more for garnish)
  • 3-4 Tbsp organic brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp (37.5 g) organic cane sugar as original recipe is written)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup brandy (plus more to taste)
  • 750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine*
  • ~1 cup Ice to chill


  1. Add apples, oranges, and sugar to a large pitcher and muddle with a muddler or wooden spoon for 45 seconds.
  2. Add orange juice and brandy and muddle again to combine for 30 seconds.
  3. Add red wine and stir to incorporate, then taste and adjust flavor as needed. I added a bit more brandy, orange juice and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
  4. Add ice and stir once more to chill. Serve as is, or with a bit more ice. Garnish with orange segments (optional).
  5. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, though best when fresh.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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