How To Make A Traditional And Refreshing Red Wine Sangria

Make a batch of  traditional red wine sangria, filled with fresh fruit, for a refreshing drink at your next family get together. 

red wine sangria

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This red wine sangria, or sangria of any kind, is one of those drinks that is best enjoyed with friends. You can also make a pitcher ahead of time and let all the flavors blend together.

If you have any leftovers, which is highly unlikely, this sangria will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days.

You can also use white wine if your prefer, easily changing this out to a white sangria and go with a lighter brandy, like peach.

Use the ratio of 1 bottle of wine, 1/2 cup of brandy and 2 cups of Sprite as your base sangria recipe, with your favorite flavors, and just add your fruits.

Ingredients Needed For Red Wine Sangria

  • 1 Bottle Red Wine (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 cups Sprite
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 12 raspberries
  • 8 strawberries
  • Ice

ingredients for red wine sangria

What Is Sangria?

Sangria is a blended alcoholic drink from Spain. It can be made as a red sangria with red wine, pink, using a blush wine, or white, with a white wine. 

Some of the common ingredients found in sangria are:

  • Fruit-sliced oranges, peaches, apples, pears, raspberries, strawberries and more.
  • Brandy, fruit schnapps or cognac.
  • Sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.
  • Simple syrup, honey, agave nectar or sugar.
  • Fruit juice, such as orange or apple. 
oranges in pitcher for sangria

How To Make Red Wine Sangria 

  • Wash the fruit 

limes in red sangria

  • If you’d like, you can peel the orange, lemon and lime (I didn’t)

lemons in pitcher for red sangria

  • Remove the tops from strawberries and slice in half.

strawberries in pitcher for red wine sangria

  • Fill pitcher halfway with ice. Add fruit first, then wine, brandy and Sprite.

wine poured in pitcher of sangria with red wine

  • Serve right away, or let chill for an hour.

sprite poured in red wine sangria pitcher

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stirring red wine sangria

Look at how delicious and refreshing this sangria looks:

red wine sangria

The color is so vibrant and the fruit has married perfectly with the alcohol. Add this to your list of must try easy summer cocktails and let me know what you think. 

red wine sangria loaded with fruit

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traditional red wine sangria

red wine sangria loaded with fruit

Red Wine Sangria

Yield: 1 Pitcher
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Red Wine Sangria is so easy to make and so delicious, it will became a staple at your family barbecues, or holiday celebrations. You can easily switch it out for white wine and change to lighter fruits like peaches and grapes.


  • 1 Bottle Red Wine 
  • Brandy
  • 2 cups Sprite
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 12 Raspberries
  • 8 Strawberries
  • Ice


  1. Wash the fruit. 
  2. If you’d like, you can peel the orange, lemon and lime.
  3. Remove the tops from strawberries and slice in half.
  4. Fill pitcher halfway with ice.
  5. Add fruit first, then wine and Sprite.
  6. Let chill for an hour.
  7. Enjoy!

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