Sangria. A tasty, refreshing, pretty pick me up that never fails to hit the spot on those hot summer days.  Red, white , rose, peach, make one or make them all!  Though I would have liked to make them all, this time around I decided to make a rich red. Find my recipe below and Happy Sipping!

What you’ll need to yield 8 full wine glasses:

  • A container to store / make Sangria
  • 1.5 liters of red wine ( 2 bottles or a 1.5 liter bottle )
  • 1/2 cup of Brandy
  • 1 pint of cold lemon seltzer water
  • 1 pint of sprite zero
  • 2 fresh oranges
  • 1 fresh green apple
  • 1 lemon
  • Ice for serving

First you’ll want to open the wine you purchased. My typical go to is a 1.5 liter of Crane Lake, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Once the wine is open, pour into large container and combine with 1 pint of cold lemon seltzer, 1 pint of sprite zero and brandy . Stir until combined.


Next , wash and cut fruit.  Dice 2 oranges (peel on or off), 1 green apple, and 1 lemon. After the fruit is all cut up stir it into the liquid mixture. Once all the fruit is incorporated into the liquid, stir for 30 seconds longer. Now you’ve made Sangria (woot woot!) and at this point you’re mouth is watering in anticipation but you’ll have to wait 40 minutes for the Sangria to settle and cool in the fridge. Brutal, I know.

Sangria chillin’ in the fridge. 40 minutes is up! Take it out of the fridge and bring it over to the wine glasses and get ready to serve!

Take a wine glass, put about 3 ice cubes in the glass. Fish for fruit with a spoon ,  add the fruit to the ice filled wine glass, add sangria,  Repeat!

I don’t like my Sangria super sweet but if you do add a half a cup of sugar.  If you don’t finish the sangria in one sitting, put it in the fridge and it will last up to 3 days!

Bon appetite!