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.
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.
5 Ingredient Spanish Sangria
- 2 750ml bottle Spanish red wine (i.e. Rioja)
- 1 cup brandy
- 1 cup triple sec
- 2 cups fresh orange juice
- ½ 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.
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I could go for this, now, in fact. Never mind that I’m at work. It would look like fruit juice – and my writing would sing, no?
hahaha I think fruit juice counts!
TOTALLY making this next time we have a party. We usually add La Croix to our sangria because I love me some bubbles!! Love how easy this is. xo
Love the idea of adding La Croix to the sangria!!!! Miss you!
You’re really making this whole NOT DRINKING thing tough for me…I want ALL THE SANGRIA!! #fourmoreweeks #hopefully
hahah – so sorry lady!!! Four more weeks, you’ve got this!
You forgot an ingredient – love. Hahaha totally kidding with that line of cheese. This looks great and is perfect for summer !
LOLOLOL Omg you crack me up.
This looks awesome! I love Kroger!
I love sangria! The first time I had it was at a Nandos and it was perfect. I tried making my own once, but apparently went a little too overboard with the citrus because it ended up tasting like pure citrus pith with a hint of wine!
haha yea citrus pith is not the ideal end result! Let me know what you think of this one!
I love sangria in the spring and summer, so fun and casual. Beautiful!!
Thank you so much!! I’m right there with you friend! It’s always sangria o’clock!
Look at those stellar nails, love it Liz!! I LOVE sangria and I love the versatility of it. I’ve never tried Spanish red wine but it looks fantastic!
Thank you so much! I wanted some fun colors for spring!!!