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Red Wine Sangria

No Kidding! These are the Best Red Wine Sangria Recipes Ever!

Red wine sangria is a drink that originated in Spain and became quite popular among the American patrons. Let's take a look at how this cocktail is prepared from the following article.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Red wine sangria is a popular fruit-based wine punch, that was created in Spain. During the 1964 World Fair, sangria became popular among the Americans. The word sangria comes from a Spanish word sangre. This means blood and therefore, red wine becomes the obvious choice for making this drink. A basic red wine sangria consists of red wine, brandy, fruit juice, and a sweetener. Fruits like oranges, limes, or even blueberries can be used to prepare this concoction. It's a popular party punch that is fresh and fruity, and is perfect to beat the heat during the hot summer days. Let's find out how it's prepared.

Sangria with Brandy

Ingredients
  • 1 bottle red wine (preferably Rioja, Spain)
  • 2 ounces brandy or peach brandy
  • ¼ cup very hot water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 limes
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur, like Cointreau
  • Strawberries (optional)
Preparation

Dissolve the sugar in the hot water to prepare a sugar syrup. Allow this syrup to cool. Then, take a large pitcher and mix syrup, juice of 2 oranges, juice of 1 lime, brandy, and Cointreau. Now, cut the remaining orange and lime into thin slices and add them to the wine mixture. You need to chill the wine for a few hours, so as to allow the flavors to blend well. Serve in a chilled wine glass. If desired, you can garnish with a strawberry. This recipe makes about 6-8 servings.

Sangria with Rum

Ingredients
  • 3 bottles of red wine (preferably Rioja, Spain)
  • 1½ cups of light rum
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup mango juice
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 orange, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 can (12 oz.) of pineapple chunks with juice and all
  • 1 lemon, sliced
Preparation

Once the sugar syrup has been prepared and cooled, mix all the ingredients mentioned above in a large pitcher. Mix well. You need to chill the drink, so as to allow the flavors to blend well. After a few hours, your drink is ready to be served. You can serve your drink in a wine glass filled with ice. If desired, you can add a lime slice as garnish. This recipe makes about 20 to 24 servings.

Sangria with Ginger Punch

Ingredients
  • 2 oz. brandy (optional)
  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 8 oz. ginger ale
  • 4 oz. sugar syrup
  • 32 oz. club soda
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 thinly sliced orange and lemon sections for garnish
Preparation

You need to pre-chill all the ingredients overnight and then mix the red wine, brandy, fruit juices, and sugar syrup in a punch bowl. Add ice and mix well. If you want you can also add club soda and garnish with orange and lemon slices. This punch makes 24 servings.

This punch is really simple to prepare, and is great at beach or even late night summer parties. Try preparing this drink yourself.
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