Red Wine Sangria Recipe

Red Sangria In Glass On Table

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 30 ounces
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
231 Calories
1g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 94mg 468%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 495mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sangria is a kind of drink that's great with either red or white wine, and it's often infused with different kinds of fruits. It tastes better after it sits for a bit, making it a great drink to mix up ahead of time before dinner or a party, and it's infinitely adaptable.

This flavorful chilled red wine sangria recipe is the perfect complement to a romantic dinner. Made with red wine of any kind, brandy-based orange liqueur (e.g., Grand Marnier), apples, oranges, and lime. It's a popular drink to make for the summertime, but seasonal variations for summer that include berries or sangrias around the holidays with pears and cranberries are also tasty.

You can certainly drink sangria straight, but some people like to give it a little carbonation and/or add ice, both of which will dilute the sangria's strength a bit. Try it with some sparkling water to make this Grand Marnier sangria a bit festive.


  • 1/4 cup brandy-based orange liqueur

  • 2 tangerines, cut into segments

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 1 lime, sliced

  • 1 apple, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle red wine

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all the sangria ingredients together in a pitcher or large measuring cup, and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

  2. Strain, if desired, and serve your sangria over ice.


You may be wondering what are the best wines to use for sangria. This recipe requires a red one, and you can look for something like a Spanish tempranillo, a juicy, robust Cabernet Sauvignon from California, or an Argentinian malbec.

You don't have to spend a fortune on a bottle of wine for sangria, either. Abide by the same rule as wine that you would cook with—you would not cook with anything that you wouldn't drink on its own. In the case of sangria, as long as the wine is fruity and tastes good on its own, it's a great candidate for sangria. If it's inexpensive, even better.


In addition to varying the type of red wine you use, you can use different kinds of citrus fruits. Try clementines around the holidays, grapefruits if you would like something a little more sweet-sour, or swap out the apples for pears instead.

If you don't have Grand Marnier, which is a combination of triple sec and cognac liqueurs, you can use other orange-flavored liqueurs instead. Try either Cointreau, which is close in taste, or any triple sec. Consider experimenting with what you like, and add a touch cognac to replicate the Grand Marnier effect.

How to Store Sangria

You can mix sangria ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you're ready to serve it. The flavors will meld and improve if you make the sangria a day ahead, for example. Just wait until you're ready to serve it before adding ice or any sparkling water, if desired.

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