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Make it at home: Spanish Sangria

By Amber Rolt on 4/07/14 10:00 AM

How did you enjoy our Brazilian sangria recipe last week? By popular demand this weekend we will be sharing our traditional Spanish sangria recipe, just in time for you to enjoy it at home at a BBQ as Wimbledon tennis comes to an end.

Sangria is the perfect thing to sip on when you have had enough of Pimm’s, and it is just as easy and cheap to make. Whether you are making it in a single glass or in a large batch serving, stick to this simple recipe.

When it comes to ingredients, it is always better to keep things simple with sangria. A lot of recipes try to add on too many extra ingredients, which are only for show. By sticking to the basics of a Spanish red (typically a Rioja), a Spanish brandy (or cognac) and lemon juice, you can’t go wrong.



1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) brandy

1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

7 tablespoons (3 1/2 ounces) light-bodied red wine, such as Rioja

1 cup ice cubes

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda

1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

1 apple slice

1 orange slice



In large wine glass (or pitcher if you plan on making a batch), stir together brandy, orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, and wine. Add the ice, top with club soda, and stir briefly until everything is mixed together. Taste and stir in sugar, if desired. Tuck apple and orange slices into top of glass if you want to impress your friends (although this isn’t necessary) and serve immediately.

Check out our deals on brandy and Rioja so you can make this cheaply at home.

Have a good weekend!


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