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A wine glass containing red wine sangria. There is a second glass out of focus in the background along with a pitcher.
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4 from 3 votes

Red Sangria

Make classic red sangria with this simple recipe! It combines Spanish red wine, brandy and fresh fruit and only takes a few minutes to prep. It's refreshing, customizable and the perfect make-ahead drink for entertaining.
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: spanish
Keyword: red sangria, sangria
Servings: 6


  • 1 orange diced, plus more for garnishing if desired
  • 1 green apple diced
  • 1 lemon diced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • cup brandy
  • 1 750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine Rioja, Tempranillo or Garnacha (I used Tempranillo)
  • 1-3 Tablespoons maple syrup agave, simple syrup or cane sugar to sweeten optional
  • sparkling water optional


  • Dice the apple, orange, and lemon into small pieces. Make sure to leave the peels on.
    An overhead view of chopped apple, orange and lemon in orange juice in a pitcher.
  • Add fruit pieces into your pitcher along with the orange juice.
    A glass pitcher containing pieces of chopped apple, orange and lemon in orange juice.
  • Pour the wine and brandy into the pitcher. Stir to combine, taste and add any sweetener as desired. Start with 1 Tablespoon at a time and add more as desired. I only used 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup.
    Red wine being poured into a pitcher containing chopped apple, orange and lemon in orange juice.
  • Stir everything together until it's all combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably 3-4 hours or overnight. The longer the sangria sits, the more time the flavors can meld together.
    An overhead view of red wine sangria. You can see chunks of chopped apple, orange and lemon.
  • When ready to serve, pour sangria over ice and top with sparkling water and extra orange slices, if desired.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g