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How to Make Traditional Sangria

When it comes to powerful punches, sangria—which takes its name from the Spanish word for "blood"—packs a truly wicked wallop. But don't take our word for it; mix up a batch and let the fiesta begin.


  • Step 1: Drop in fruit Drop three lime wheels into the bottom of the pitcher. Add three orange wheels, and three lemon wheels.
  • Step 2: Add lemon juice & sugar Add two ounces of lemon juice and add two tablespoons of sugar.
  • Step 3: Muddle ingredients Muddle the ingredients using the wooden spoon.
  • Step 4: Add wine, brandy & triple sec Pour in the bottle of red wine, add six ounces of brandy, and finally add three ounces of triple sec.
  • TIP: For a fruitier version, add peach nectar, pineapple juice, or white grape juice.
  • Step 5: Add ice Add ice cubes if you are serving your batch right away.
  • TIP: For the tastiest results, refrigerate the pitcher overnight and add the ice just before serving.
  • Step 6: Pour & serve Pour into a large red wine glasses to serve.
  • TIP: For a little fizz, add a splash of cold club soda to each glass before pouring in the sangria.
  • FACT: Spain is the 3rd largest producer of wine in the world. Italy is 2nd and France, but of course, is the first.

You Will Need

  • A large pitcher
  • A bottle of red wine
  • preferably Rioja
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 orange wheels
  • 3 lime wheels
  • 3 lemon wheels
  • 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 6 oz. brandy or vodka
  • 3 oz. triple sec
  • A wooden spoon
  • Some ice
  • A measuring jigger
  • And a red wine glass
  • Peach nectar
  • Pineapple juice
  • or white grape juice
  • And some club soda

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