Sangria Two Ways

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Who can resist a good sangria?! I’ve whipped up 2 really easy recipes, one with white wine and one with red! Plus there’s a little something sparkly in there too so there’s something for everyone!

Sangria 2 ways

These 2 decadently delicious sangrias popped up in the Paella Party menu that I put together! They are the best because they can be made well ahead of time and take advantage of all the fruit that’s currently in season! Make a red and a white and everyone at your party will be covered.

Check out the Paella Party details here for the full menu and lots of inspiration!

What is Sangria?

This adult beverage is a popular Spanish drink that typically consists of red wine, fruit, and a sweetener. The exact ingredients can vary depending on the recipe, but common additions include oranges, lemons, limes, apples, berries, and brandy. It is typically served over ice and is a refreshing choice for a summertime beverage.

How to Make Sangria?

There are many different ways to make sangria, so feel free to experiment with your favorite ingredients. However, here is a basic recipe to get you started:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brandy
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 cup of berries (optional)

Tips for Making the Perfect Sangria

  • Use a fruity red wine such as Merlot or Grenache for best results. Avoid using dry wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz as they can make the sangria too tart.
  • If you want your drink to be sweeter, add more sugar to the recipe. If you prefer it to be less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar or omit it altogether.
  • Be sure to add plenty of fresh fruit to your sangria for both flavor and decoration. In addition to the fruit listed in the recipe above, other good choices include grapes, peaches, and pears.

Sangria Two Ways

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Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean


Red Sangria

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 persimmons sliced or thinly wedged
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 orange cut into rounds
  • 1 blood orange cut into rounds

White Sangria

  • 1 fuji apple thinly sliced
  • 1 green apple thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 bottle cold white wine
  • 1 bottle sparkling water


Red Sangria

  • Combine everything in a large pitcher and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or overnight before serving.

White Sangria

  • Combine everything in a large pitcher and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or overnight before serving.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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