Classic Spanish Sangria Recipe

Sangria (Spanish: sangr√≠a; Portuguese: sangria) is a wine punch typical¬†served in Spain and Portugal (the word means “bloody” in both languages).

Classic Spanish Sangria
Classic Spanish Sangria

Sangria is a popular drink among tourists at bars, pubs and restaurants in Southern Spain. In this setting, sangria is often served in 1-litre pitchers or other containers large enough to hold a bottle of wine plus the added ingredients. This is the quintessential recipe: tried and true, and therefore delicious.

Wanna Try? Heres How!


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 cups rum
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
  • 1 cup orange juice

Classic Spanish Sangria
Classic Sangria Recipe


  1. Have the fruit, rum, wine, and orange juice well chilled. Slice the lemon, lime and orange into thin rounds and place in a large glass pitcher. Pour in the rum and sugar.
  2. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours to develop the flavors.
  3. When ready to serve, crush the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon and stir in the wine and orange juice. Adjust sweetness to taste.

When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir gently in wine glasses or other decorative glasses with ice cubes and slowly pour the sangria over the ice, allowing fruit slices to fall into the glasses.


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