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Prep Time
15 mins
Restin Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
What better way to enjoy red wine on a hot sunny summer afternoon than in a delicious fruity sangria. Sangria is a Spanish drink that combines wine, fruit and a fortifying spirit. Not only is it dangerously delicious, it's pretty too!
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Feeds a Crowd, Drinks, Entertaining, Wine and Cheese, Classic Cocktails, Red Wine, Wine, Fruit Drinks, Make ahead cocktails
Servings: 6
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 orange halved and sliced into ¼-inch half moons
  • ¼ cup brandy OR RUM
  • ½ cup orange liquor Cointreau, Triple Sec
  • 1 750 ml bottle fruity red wine Rioja, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot
  • 1 to 2 ounces simple syrup
  • soda water optional
  • blackberries optional
  1. Place the apple and orange in the bottom of a large pitcher and stir and smash the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the brandy and orange liquor and stir. Add the red wine, stir and then let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or even longer.
  3. Taste the mixture and sweeten with simple syrup if desired. (To make a simple syrup, combine ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepan. Simmer on the stovetop until the sugar has completely dissolved and then cool. Store in your refrigerator.)
  4. When you are ready to serve, pour the sangria over ice cubes in large wine glasses, spooning some of the fruit into each glass. Top with a little soda water if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 237mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.