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This truly is the Best Ever Red Wine Sangria. It’s loaded with citrus, and berries is cool, refreshing, and prepared in just 10 minutes! Made with fresh fruits, brandy, and red wine, this Sangria is great to serve at any party, from casual entertaining to Easter dinner, it’s certain to be a hit!
You can find all kinds of Sangria recipes depending on your wine preference, but this recipe will top them all… I promise! I have been tweaking and fine-tuning this Sangria for years and now I am finally ready to share it with y’all.
The flavors of Traditional Red Fruit Sangria are perfectly balanced! Between the sweetness from the berries and the vibrant citrus taste from the lime and orange, you are sure to impress any guests!
Red Wine Sangria truly delivers restaurant-quality flavors from the comfort of your home! With just 8 simple ingredients, 10 minutes of preparation, and an hour in the fridge, you can easily impress any crowd!
Make This Recipe For…
- Baby Showers
- Christmas Dinner
- Cookouts and Potlucks
- Pool Parties
- Family Dinners
Ingredients Needed For This Recipe
- Medium Sized Orange
- Raspberries – can substitute blackberries depending on preference
- Brandy – can substitute Grand Marnier
- Brown Sugar
- Dry Spanish Red Wine – can substitute a California Cabernet
- Club Soda
PRO TIP: This recipe has to be refrigerated for an hour at a minimum, but I highly recommend letting it chill for as long as possible. I usually make it in the morning and allow it to sit for 10-12 hours, this allows the fruity flavors to really soak in.
How to Make Traditional Red Fruit Sangria
With just 8 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation, you can soak in the sunshine and enjoy this beautiful drink!
- Add brandy and brown sugar to a pitcher. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves. Add orange and lime slices into the pitcher along with strawberries and raspberries and muddle with the back of a wooden spoon.
- Add wine to the pitcher and stir. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours.
- When you’re ready to serve, add in club soda then stir and pour into glasses. Garnish with orange or lime slices, can be served over ice if desired.
How to Serve this Recipe
I tend to change the way I serve this recipe based on the crowd and event I’m serving it at. But here are a couple of my favorites…
- Personal Batch: If I’m making a small batch for just my husband and I, then normally I will just keep it in the same pitcher that I mixed it in, nothing fancy. I like to garnish the glasses with an extra orange slice when I serve it
- Casual Entertaining and Holidays: I like to transfer it to a nice pitcher and garnish both the pitcher and individual tall glasses with orange slices, lime slices, and fresh mint
- For A Crowd: This recipe is SUPER easy to double and triple, so it’s great to serve at larger parties. If I’m hosting a crowd I like to set up a large beverage dispenser filled with this Sangria at the drink table, and then pre-garnish a dozen tall, thin glasses with orange slices
How to Store Traditional Red Fruit Sangria
There are two different ways you can store this tasty drink. First, you can store Traditional Red Fruit Sangria in its pitcher, lightly covered with tinfoil, for 24 hours.
The second storage method is to pour it into a sealed gallon-sized mason jar. Not many people own mason jars this large, but I cannot recommend buying one enough, they are so useful for storing iced teas, cold brew, and of course this delicious Sangria!
Best Ever Red Wine Sangria
- 1/3 cup Brandy – can substitute Grand Marnier
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 Medium Sized Orange – thinly sliced
- 1 Lime – thinly sliced
- 1 cup Strawberries – caps removed and sliced into quarters
- 1 cup Raspberries – can substitute blackberries
- 1 bottle (750 ml) Dry Spanish Red Wine – can substitute California Cabernet
- 1 to 2 cups Club Soda – amount depending on preference, if you want a stronger sangria add 1 cup, for a less alcoholic sangria add 2 cups
- To a large pitcher, add brandy and brown sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves completely in alcohol.
- Add orange slices, lime slices, strawberries, and raspberries to pitcher and muddle with the back of a wooden spoon. Add in wine and stir mixture together until fully combined. Place in refrigerator and let chill for 1-2 hours.
- When ready to serve, remove from fridge and add in club soda. Stir and pour into glasses, garnish with additional orange or lime slices. Serve over ice if desired.
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