Simple Red Sangria Recipe

3 minutes
January 31, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe


If you have 10 minutes, you can mix up a pitcher of this easy red sangria recipe and be on your way to a fun cocktail hour!

Easy Red Sangria -

Red wine is one of my very favorite things, so of course I love this simple red sangria recipe. I can’t say that I actually know much about wine beyond knowing that some taste better to me than others, and I rarely meet a glass of red wine I don’t like. The Pants, on the other hand, prefers cocktails. As it turns out, sangria is a perfect middle ground. This fruity, refreshing red sangria pleases wine and cocktail lovers alike. It couldn’t be simpler to make, looks beautiful, and is perfect for making ahead for a ready-made Happy Hour treat. It’s also an inexpensive way to serve a crowd because you get great results with cheap wine and spirits.

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Simple Red Sangria - This refreshing wine cocktail takes only a few minutes to prepare. Perfect for entertaining! #sangria #recipe

Simple Red Sangria

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This citrusy wine cocktail takes only a few minutes to prepare, then chill for a few hours until you are ready to serve. Perfect for a crowd!

  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x





  1. Place orange, lemon, lime, sugar, triple sec, and brandy in a large glass pitcher. Muddle gently to release juice from citrus and dissolve sugar.
  2. Add apple slices and pour in wine. Stir gently, cover with plastic wrap, and let soak at room temperature or in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
  3. Serve over ice or at room temperature. Add seltzer water if you would like a lighter taste. Cheers!



Sangria will last 4-5 days stored in the refrigerator if you happen to find yourself with leftovers.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 240
  • Category: Cocktail

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


The High Heel Gourmet
11 years ago

Yessss, I love to make my own Sangria. Thanks :)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thank you! I’m so flattered that you stopped by :)

11 years ago

What a great party drink recipe. I’m so going to bookmark this for my next gathering around the BBQ! Thanks for share!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Corey! Stay tuned because I’m going to share a white sangria recipe in the next few weeks.

Julie @ This Gal Cooks
11 years ago

I love sangria! Adding fresh fruit to the mix always makes it more awesome! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!


The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Julie! It’s so tasty, and I love easy recipes with fancy results.

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