Traditional Sangria

Traditional Sangria

Sangria was created in Spain and it’s one of its most representative iconic cocktails. It’s an excellent alternative to drink red wine in summer because it’s fresh, fruity, citric, perfect to drink by the pool with some good tapas. We warn you that you will love it, and you probably wanna do it again and again. Let’s go for it!


– 1 Red wine

– 2 Oranges

– 2 Peaches

– 2 Bananas

– 1 Apple

– 1 Squeezed lemon

– 1 Squeezed orange

– 1 Stick of cinnamon

– 1 Granada (optional)

– Cold syrup (1/4 cup of sugar +1/4 cup of water dissolved over fire)


– First prepare the syrup with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water over heat until the sugar dissolves. Place it in the refrigerator until it cools down.

– Cut the fruits into pieces, add the wine, the orange juice, the lemon juice, the cinnamon stick and the cold syrup in a large jug or punch bowl.

– Let your sangria marinate for 1 to 2 hours before drinking it. Add some ice cubes, and enjoy it!

Many times in Spain they drink sangria with a lemon-lime soda, to make it smoother. We prefer it pure, but it’s a matter of taste. There is no point in using a reserve wine to make sangria, a good young wine will be more than enough. It’s better to prepare your sangria two hours before consumption so the fruits can absorb the flavor of the wine and vice versa. If you wait too much to drink it, the fruits will oxidize.

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