fruity & refreshing red sangria in wine glasses

Fruity & Refreshing Red Sangria

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    Sweet red wine, a splash of seltzer, brandy, and the freshest fruits combine for a thirst quenching red sangria!


    Make this fruity and refreshing red sangria for your next summer BBQ! A pitcher of this delicious sangria is not only thirst quenching and refreshing, it’s also beautiful to look at - sure to impress!

    What’s better than making a big batch of a refreshing drink? I am a die-hard red wine girl. But red wine in the summer just makes me sleepy! Enter this fruity and refreshing red sangria to keep me on the red wine train all year long! It’s seriously so good you’re not going to want to share!

    ingredients for fruity & refreshing red sangria

    What Ingredients are Needed for Fruity & Refreshing Red Sangria?

    Red Wine: I picked out a sweet red wine blend that has hints of raspberries and strawberries to really enhance the fruity flavor of this sangria. I try to pick a cheaper bottle (~$10-$12) since we're enhancing the flavors with extra ingredients anyway!

    Brandy: Just a ⅓ of a cup to make it a bit more boozy.

    Seltzer: Adds a little bubbly and makes this drink that much more refreshing!

    Blood Oranges: Simply because they’re beautiful. Feel free to swap for regular oranges to achieve that citrus taste.

    Strawberries: Fresh, bright red strawberries sliced thin.

    Blueberries: For these I’m opting for frozen wild blueberries so they act as a way to cool down the drink so we don’t have to add a TON of ice cubes that will water down our sangria.

    Coconut Sugar: Just an ⅛ cup but feel free to taste and add more if desired! I like using coconut sugar as a replacement for white granulated sugar.

    Mint: Muddle and garnish with mint and reap the benefits of its aroma.

    fruity & refreshing red sangria in a pitcher

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Pitcher
    • Wine opener 
    • Cutting board and sharp kitchen knife

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    fruity & refreshing red sangria in wine glasses

    How to Make Fruity & Refreshing Red Sangria

    Step One: Muddle the sliced blood oranges, strawberries, coconut sugar, and mint leaves in a large pitcher,

    Step Two: Add the brandy and seltzer and muddle/stir.

    Step Three: Add the red wine and stir.

    Step Four: Add ice and frozen wild blueberries and stir once more.

    Step Five: Serve with optional garnishes like extra blood orange slices and mint leaves. Salud!

    fruity & refreshing red sangria in wine glasses

    Fruity & Refreshing Red Sangria

    Sweet red wine, a splash of seltzer, brandy, and the freshest fruits combine for a thirst quenching red sangria!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 0 min |

    Total time: 10 min

    Cuisine: Spanish |

    Serves: 5

    Ingredients:

    • 750ml bottle, sweet red wine
    • ½ cup, plain seltzer water
    • ⅓ cup, brandy
    • ⅛ cup, coconut sugar
    • 2 small blood oranges, sliced (approx. 12 slices) + more for optional garnish
    • 6-8 small strawberries, sliced in half (or 4 large sliced into quarters)
    • ½ cup, frozen wild blueberries 
    • 14 leaves, mint + more for optional garnish
    • 1 cup ice, for chilling 

    Directions:

    1. In a large pitcher, add sliced blood oranges, strawberries, coconut sugar, and mint leaves. Lightly muddle with a wooden spatula.
    2. Add plain seltzer water and brandy and muddle/stir to combine all the ingredients.
    3. Pour the bottle of red wine into the pitcher and stir.
    4. Add a handful of ice cubes, frozen blueberries, and stir once more.
    5. Serve with optional garnishes: blood orange slices and mint leaves. Salud!
    Notes:
    1. Feel free to swap regular oranges for the blood oranges
    2. Store leftover sangria in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours as fruit will get too soggy if left any longer.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 5oz glass

    Serves 5


    Nutritional values cannot be calculated for alcoholic beverages.


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Drinks

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    Cuisine: Spanish

    Keywords: Red Wine, Sangria, Red Sangria, Cocktail


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    Jessica C
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Delicious and refreshing sangria recipe. Love the fruity taste.

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