Using just 5 simple ingredients, this fresh and fruity sangria recipe is ideal for entertaining and perfect for making ahead of time.
Sangria always brings a smile to my face and reminds me of the time I spent in Spain when I was studying abroad in college. When my friends at Kroger invited me to participate in their #TasteOfSpain event, I knew right away I had to make you a pitcher of the ultimate Spanish beverage.
Fresh, fruity and not overly sweet, this five ingredient cocktail recipe is the ideal warm weather drink. As we head into the spring entertaining season, I encourage you to find recipes that can be prepped hours or even days in advance so that come party time you are relaxed and able to join in on the fun. After all, nothing kills a buzz like a stress-out host or hostess.
Taking advantage of the late-winter citrus still readily available this time of year, my sangria is filled with blood oranges, navel oranges and meyer lemons. When I visited Spain it was also very common to see chunks of apples and pears in sangria as well.
That’s what’s great about sangria – you can make it your own using up whatever fruit is in season or you happen to have on hand. No matter what fruit you decide to add, just invite your friends over and enjoy the warm months to come.
Your straw is waiting.
- 2 750ml bottle Spanish red wine i.e. Rioja
- 1 cup brandy
- 1 cup triple sec
- 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- sliced blood oranges navels and meyer lemons - optional garnish to serve
Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and let the flavors meld together for 3 hours or up to overnight.
Serve chilled over ice.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
Disclosure: I am honored to be an ambassador for Kroger and am writing this for their #TasteOfSpain event. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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