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Red Sangria Recipes

Super Amazing Red Sangria Recipes That You Absolutely Can't Miss!

Sangria is a popular Spanish wine punch, that is made of red wine and fruit slices. Go through this article for some easy recipes.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Sangria is a wine punch, which is very popular in Spain and Portugal, and is used extensively, especially during the summers. The word 'sangria' means bloodletting in Spanish, which denotes the red color of the drink, that is derived from red wine. Sangria ingredients include red wine, fruit slices, sweetener, spirits, ice, and soda. Nowadays, numerous versions of sangria with different ingredients are available. However, the basic ingredients remain the same, i.e., wine and fruit slices. Traditionally, red wine has been used as the basic sangria ingredient. Now, white wine is also used as a substitute. White sangria or sangria blanco is also very popular. Preparing sangria is very easy, if you know the right methods.
Basic Red Sangria ingredients
While red wine from Rioja in Spain is the most preferred ingredient for making red sangria, other types of wines are also used for this purpose. You may go for light, dry, acidic, unoaked, or fruit-forward red wine. Usually, citrus fruits are used for making red sangria, but apple, peach, melon, grapes, mango, papaya, and pineapple, can also be seen in this drink. Sweeteners used in this wine punch are honey, sugar, fruit nectar, simple syrups, or fruit juices; and the choices of spirits include rum, brandy, and cognac. Addition of ice or soda is decided according to the recipe, or based on personal choice.
Recipe I - With Brandy
In order to come up with a perfect red sangria, you need good quality ingredients. It will be better to select a Spanish red wine for making this wine punch. In order to prepare this recipe, you need the following ingredients.
  • Dry red wine - 1 bottle
  • Brandy - 2 ounces
  • Superfine sugar - ¼ cup
  • Lemon - ½ (cut into thin slices)
  • Orange - ½ (cut into thin slices)
  • Apple (large size) - ½ (cored and cut into thin slices)
  • Chilled club soda
  • Ice cubes
How to Make
Take a large pitcher, and combine the fruit slices and sugar. Add the wine and brandy, and mix well. Refrigerate the drink for at least an hour before serving. Before serving the wine punch, add soda and ice cubes (optional). In this case, you have to add around 24 ounces of soda. Stir well and serve in chilled wine glasses.
Recipe II - With Rum
This recipe has rum as an ingredient. In order to prepare six servings, you need the following ingredients.
  • Dry red wine - 1 bottle (750 ml)
  • Rum - 1½ cup
  • White sugar - ½ cup
  • Orange juice - 1 cup
  • Lemon - 1
  • Orange - 1
  • Lime - 1
How to Make
The method of preparation is almost similar to that of the earlier recipe. Chill the rum, wine, fruits, and juice. Make thin slices of lemon, lime, and orange, and place them in a large pitcher. Add rum and sugar and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate the contents for about one to two hours, before serving. Just before serving, add the wine and orange juice. You may also crush the fruit slices with a wooden spoon, for a distinct flavor.
These red sangria recipes are easy to prepare. You may also experiment with ingredients of your choice, for making flavorful sangria.
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