You would think with the over 200 bottles of red wine I have in my house I would be making red wine sangria all the time. But I don’t. I don’t know why I don’t. I think because I have myself convinced I don’t like it. But, the truth is, I have to find the right combination of flavors. This easy red wine sangria recipe is getting me closer to a red wine sangria fan.
The biggest debate for me was what red wine should I choose. So, I went with a grenache. Honestly, any dry wine will be fine. I had a bottle of Grenache that had been in one of my recent wine club shipments from V. Sattui.
Easy Red Wine Sangria
Start by chopping up a small apple and slicing an orange. I left the peel on both the apple and the orange. Toss them in a a pitcher. To the pitcher add brown sugar, brandy, triple sec and a splash of orange juice. Muddle the orange a bit and stir the fruit and booze to dissolve the brown sugar. Pour a bottle of red wine over top.
Now, if you don’t like the sweetness, omit the sugar. I have this internal debate about putting sugar in dry red wine. I just struggle with it, but I went ahead and did it for this recipe just to see how it turned out.
Put in the fridge and let the flavors meld together. It soon will be perfection. I let me chill for 3-4 hours. I think you could definitely make this red wine sangria in the morning and drink it the same evening. It will be good and cold by then.
Go ahead and make a pitcher of this easy red wine sangria. Let me know if you are a put sugar in sangria type of person or not!
Serves: 6 servings
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 apple, diced
- ½ cup brandy
- ¼ cup triple sec
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1, 750 ml bottle of dry red wine
- In a pitcher, combine orange slices, apple, brandy, triple sec, orange juice and brown sugar.
- Muddle the combination together till brown sugar is dissolved.
- Pour red wine over the mixture, stirring to combine.
- Chill for 2-4 hours before serving.