Red Wine Sangria is a traditional drink from Spain where Red Wine is mixed with fruits, brandy and soda. Here is a traditional authentic recipe plus a video recipe of how to make Sangria with red wine.
Full of powerful antioxidants, red wine is considered to be really healthy when consumed within a stipulated limit. As grapes are enriched with antioxidants like resveratrol, catechin, epicatechin and proanthocyanidin, believe me or not, sip Red Wine and you would still beat your chances of suffering from heart disease, cancer.
So, my dear friends, sip this red wine sangria without a worry and relax because Red Wine ain’t harming you at all. While we are already at it, what if I tell you about a variation, Red Wine Sangria which is indeed a promising cocktail to serve your family, friends at light-hearted get-together? Intrigued? Then let me interest you more:
Considered to be a traditional beverage originating from Spain, Red Wine Sangria is more a punch prepared using red wine, chopped fruits and brandy! For making Red Wine Sangria, I have used fruits like orange, lemon, strawberry and green apple, you could certainly suit yourselves and just go ahead with red apple in case you are more inclined towards that or use any other fruit that you like or is available.
One of the beauties about sipping Red Wine Sangria is the fact that it lets you taste the best of all the worlds. Be it a motley of fruits or soda water finely mixed with red wine – oh, Red Wine Sangria, essentially refreshes you without a doubt!
Do read its easy recipe and definitely prepare this traditional Red Wine Sangria Recipe for that next cocktail party and have fun while sipping it with your loved ones:
What is Red Wine Sangria?
“Sangria (English: /sæŋˈɡriːə/, Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃ˈɡɾi.ɐ]; Spanish: sangría [saŋˈɡɾi.a]) is an alcoholic beverage. A punch, the sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy.” – Source
A traditional sangria is a sweet punch made using red wine, fruits and an alcohol like brandy or rum. A little bit of soda water is added to it just before serving.
How does this Red Wine Sangria feels?
Which is the best wine to make Red Wine sangria?
You can use any bold red wine to make a red Sangria. Do not go for expensive bottles to make Sangria. Infact anything less than $10 is perfect.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
Which fruits can be used to make Red sangria?
You can also try adding herbs like rosemary and basil in your sangria for a different flavour.
Tool required to make Red Wine Sangria?
Pitcher – You will need a large glass pitcher to make and serve Sangria.
Measuring Cup – Make sure to measure the ingredients correctly for a fine taste of this drink.
Serving Glasses – Use tall red wine glasses to serve sangria.
Tips to make best Sangria
Use a good but not too expensive wine. The point of sangria is to get the flavours blend with each other and make a refreshing blend.
Make sure to refrigerate the Sangria at least for 3-4 hours before serving for the flavours to blend nicely.
You can use fruits of your choice but if using soft fruits, add them closer to serving time otherwise they will get mushy.
You can use spices in your Sangria recipe like cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg.
Try adding herbs like basil, mint and rosemary for a change in flavour.
Replace brandy with any orange liquor if you wish to.
How to make Red Wine Sangria with Rum
Some classic sangria recipes use Rum instead of Brandy. To make sangria with Rum, replace brandy with dark rum.
You can even make red wine sangria with vodka.
Does Red Wine sangria need to be refrigerated?
A lot of people think that since we do not need to refrigerate Red Wine, a sangria made using red wine also need no refrigeration. But unlikely, sangria is more of a punch with red wine as one of the ingredients and tastes best when chilled.
Also the flavours from the fruits must be steeped in the liquid for best taste. So refrigerating the red wine sangria for a few hours before serving is highly recommended.
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Red Wine Sangria
Red Wine Sangria Recipe or Red Sangria Recipe is a traditional drink from Spain where Red Wine is mixed with fruits, brandy and soda.
- 1 litre Red Wine
- 1/4 cup Brandy
- 1/4 cup Simple Syrup
- 1 cup Orange Cut into semi circles
- 1 cup Lemon Cut into slices
- 10-12 Strawberry Chopped
- 1/2 cup Green Apple Cut into small pieces
- 2 cups Soda
Add orange, lemon, strawberry and green apple in a jug.
Pour red wine on top.
Add brandy and simple syrup and mix well.
Refrigerate the Sangria for 2-3 hours.
Add soda water just before serving.
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