Sangria: The Taste of Spain

Sangria is the classic Spanish drink that is most common in the summer. Now we’ve all seen “sangria” sold in jugs at the store however those tend to be wine and orange juice.  Those ingredients are just part of the recipe. There are plenty of ways to make sangria.  I’m going to show you my recipe.  It’s not completely traditional but much better than the cheap stuff at the store.  It’s a little on the strong side so warn your guests!  People expect diluted wine when they think sangria and this is more like spiked wine.  Enjoy responsibly!

  • Ingredients:
  • Rum
  • Red Wine
  • Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Fruit: strawberries, lemons, mango etc…


First get your fruit.  In my case I got a bag of peaches, mangoes, strawberries, peaches and pineapple.  Traditionally oranges, lemons and strawberries are used.  You soak the fruit 4 hours-over night in liquor.  I used rum but traditionally you use brandy.


Next get your nice and liquored up fruit and add wine!  Red wine is traditional but some recipes will used white wine.


Then add orange juice and sparkling water. There should be more orange juice than sparkling water.



Then add lemons for garnish










4 thoughts on “Sangria: The Taste of Spain

  1. Good strong recipe: a lot of the stuff sold to tourists in Spain is cheap wine and juice. Have you tried the tinto verano? Similar but different.


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