Easy Classic Red Sangria


Until recently, I’ve always wondered why anyone would want to water down wine with anything other than more wine, but after I tried a really, I MEAN REALLY good glass of chilled red sangria, I opened my mind to this refreshing, flavorful beverage. YEP, it’s good! Especially in the heat of the summer when you just can’t seem to get enough cold fluids down your neck pipes– that sounded weird.

I don’t recommend it, but I could probably drink an entire pitcher by myself.

Easy Classic Red Sangria Recipe | Are you looking for easy adult drink ideas? Don't forget about a good old classic sandgria! This amazing cocktail is perfect for just about any occasion including girls night, pool parties, family gatherings, or any time you want a delicious alcoholic drink. Just mix red wine with orange juice, brandy, and sugar. From there you can garnish it with any fruit including oranges, apples, berries, etc. Very refreshing! I served this last year for a Mother's Day celebration. A big hit with the crowd!

Easy Red Sangria Recipe

A classic quick and easy sangria recipe made with red wine, brandy, orange juice and fresh fruit! This red sangria is great for anytime of the year including holidays, pool days and parties. Double the recipe to feed a crowd! It's cheap, easy and always a crowd pleaser.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: drinks, sangria, wine


  • 1 bottle Spanish red wine (or any dry red wine)
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar (brown or white)
  • 1/2 orange (sliced into small pieces)
  • 1/2 apple (sliced into small pieces)


  • Cut your fruit (with the skin on) into small pieces and toss into a large pitcher. 
  • Next, add sugar and muddle the sugar and fruit together with a large wooden spoon (or anything that's good for muddling). Probably not your fist, though. 
  • Add orange juice and brandy, and muddle again for about 30 seconds. Feel free to drink brandy while you're doing this. 
  • Add the red wine and stir well. Do a taste test to see if it's sweetened to your liking. Add more sugar, brandy or orange juice if you wish.
  • Pour over ice and garnish with fruit slices. I like a little bit of tang in mine so I sometimes also add lemons or limes. Drink up!

Be happy and drink sangria.

Quick and easy red sangria recipe for a crowd! It's cheap, easy and delicious! A fabulous summer drink recipe for by the pool.


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