A summer must-serve throughout Spain and Portugal, sangria in various forms has satisfied thirsts for centuries. Meaning “blood” in Spanish, sangria originated with Roman soldiers, spread to Latin America in the 18th century, then made a big splash in the U.S. during the NYC 1964 World’s Fair.
Fruity, flavor-packed and refreshing, having the best sangria recipe makes for an easy, colorful way to get a handle on group entertaining.
Spec’s has all you need to show your guests a good time with a traditional and easy red wine sangria recipe below.
Either way, it’s a ”pitcher perfect” refreshment for summer!
Classic Sangria Recipe
- 1 bottle dry red wine
- ½ cup brandy
- ½ cup Triple sec
- ⅓ cup frozen lemonade concentrate
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds for garnish
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds for garnish
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds for garnish
- 8 cherries for garnish
- In a large pitcher, pour in brandy, Triple sec, wine, lemonade, lemon juice and orange juice. Stir gently.
- Add in the cherries, orange, lemon, lime slices and refrigerate overnight. Cheers!