You will be sipping this Easy Sangria Recipe all summer long! It’s perfectly sweet, fruity and delightful on a hot summer day. Celebrate summer by inviting friends over and enjoying a pitcher of Red Sangria!
This perfectly sweet and delicious Easy Sangria recipe is loaded with lemons and strawberries. It’s perfect for a hot summer day! Invite all your friends over and whip up this sangria before they come so you can enjoy it with them!
I’ll admit I’m not real picky when it comes to my sangrias but the first one I ever tried was that Blueberry Sangria and it holds a specially spot in my heart.
But, this Easy Red Sangria might knock it out of it’s #1 spot!
This Easy Sangria is seriously the best of all worlds. Slightly sweet, loaded with fruit and refreshing on a long hot summer day!
I love that Sangria is so flexible in it’s ingredients. Don’t let it intimidate you! I mean, really, can you go wrong with fruit soaked in alcohol? I think not!
On the short Sangria is made up of red wine, citrus, sugar, fruit and some kind of hard liquor. The hard liquor is typically brandy, rum, or vodka.
For the fruit aspect this is also flexible. Anything from lemons, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, pears and peaches can be thrown into Sangria depending on what you have in your fridge!
And seriously, you will be the hit at any summertime part you bring this too. The best part is that you can hardly tell you are drinking alcohol, which can also be the worst part…
I usually finish my Sangria off with a little bit of lemon lime soda, but this is totally optional and not required.
What do you typically put in your sangria?
How Do I Make Sangria?
It’s soooo easy!
First in a large pitcher add wine, brandy, orange juice, triple sec and sugar; stir until combined and sugar is dissolved.
After that add lemons and chopped strawberries, stir. Put in fridge for at least 4 hours up to overnight!
Then add your lemon lime soda before serving. This is optional… it’s great without it too!
What is in Sangria?
- Red wine
- Orange juice
- Triple sec
- Lemon lime
What Kind of Alcohol is in Sangria?
Essentially it’s a fruity wine with a kick, typically a hard alcohol added to wine and fruit. A lot of time there is a fruity flavored alcohol that is also added.
This Easy Sangria is a red sangria so typically a Merlot is used. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one because you don’t want the flavors in your wine to overpower everything else in the sangria. Otherwise you could use a Shiraz too.
Typically a hard alcohol is added. I used brandy in this Red Sangria recipe for that component. Sometimes a rum, gin or vodka is used.
I also used Triple Sec which is a liquor with an orange flavor!
More Summertime Drink Recipes!
- Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
- Spiked Watermelon Lemonade
- Pink Moscato Lemonade
- Tropical White Wine Sangria
- Frozen Raspberry Peach Sangria
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You will be sipping this Easy Sangria Recipe all summer long! It's perfectly sweet, fruity and delightful on a hot summer day. Celebrate summer by inviting friends over and enjoying a pitcher of Red Sangria!
- 1 bottle red wine 750 ml
- 1/2 c. brandy
- 1/2 c. orange juice
- 1/2 c. triple sec
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 Tbsp sugar optional
- 1 c. strawberries hulled and sliced
- 2 c. lemon lime soda
In a large pitcher add wine, brandy, orange juice, triple sec and sugar; stir until combined and sugar is dissolved. Add lemons and chopped strawberries, stir. Put in fridge for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
Add lemon lime soda before serving.
You can use any type of fruit you'd like to in this sangria. For example strawberries, oranges, lemons, pears, lime, pineapple etc.
I used a Merlot but anything goes as long as it's a red wine!