Sangria is a classic. There are so many varieties but sometimes keeping it simple is best! This easy Red Sangria recipe checks all the boxes. Fresh fruit, red wine, and brandy combine for a festive and fruity punch appropriate (and delicious) for any party all year round!
Few things are more refreshing and yummy than a fresh batch of sangria. Its spanish roots date back hundreds of years, yets its just as popular now as its ever been. Turn on some music and gather some friends to share in this delightful treat.
Red Sangria Recipe
One of the best parts of this red sangria recipe is that it can be made ahead, it’s actually BEST if made the day before! So no last-minute crunch to get it prepared, just pull it out of the fridge and it’s ready to go! And the ingredients are easy to find all year round and very little measuring is required. You will need a bottle of red wine (whatever your favorite is), 1/4 cup triple sec, 1/2 cup brandy, an orange, a lemon, a lime, an apple (optional), and a splash of sparkling water or seltzer (optional).
How to Make Sangria
Simply combine red wine, brandy, and triple sec into a large pitcher. Taste and if not sweet enough for your liking, add simple syrup. Slice up an orange, lemon, and lime and add them to the pitcher. Let pitcher sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Making this red sangria is super easy, it is best if it can sit for a few hours or even overnight before serving so try to plan ahead if making this for an event. Short on time? Using chilled wine and squeezing your fruit into the pitcher before adding them can speed up the process a bit.
How to Serve
After the sangria has sat for a few hours, it is ready to enjoy! Keep chilled and pour into wine glasses, may be served over ice. If the taste is too strong, top off with sparkling water or seltzer. Garnish with any remaining fresh fruit slices.
If You Love Whiskey Swap the Brandy to Whiskey
One of our favorite variations of this recipe is swapping the brandy for whiskey. People rave over this Wine and Whiskey Cocktail, it’s a party staple. Give it a try!
Other Sangrias to Try
- 750 ml red wine
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup simple syrup optional
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 lime sliced
- sparkling water/seltzer optional
- 1 apple optional
- Combine red wine, triple sec and brandy in a large pitcher.
- Taste and if not sweet enough add simple syrup.
- Slice fruit and add to pitcher.
- Let the sangria sit for a few hours or overnight before serving.
- Serve in a glass, if too strong top off with sparkling water or seltzer. Enjoy.