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Best Refreshing Spanish Sangria Recipe

In summer we always need to freshen up and also have a little fun to leave the winter blues behind. A good tool for this is to enjoy a good Spanish sangria.

The Spanish sangria recipe is very easy to make, and you don’t have to be an expert to be able to replicate it at home. It has been one of the most popular Spanish alcoholic drinks for years.

Continue reading this article, since here we will tell you more about the sangria origin, and some tips to be able to make this recipe without failing in the attempt.

The Best Refreshing Spanish Sangria

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Background of the Dish

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The history of sangria dates back to the late 1700s or early 1800s. Historians still cannot agree on an exact date, but they do say that peasants created it in southern Spain.

It was created because they had a large production of fruit, which sometimes was leftover, so to prevent it from going bad they chose to make it an alcoholic drink.

Without a doubt, this was a great idea since from this the Spanish sangria emerged, and in some countries, it is even sold in the bottle as sweet sangria wine, to give you an idea of ​​how successful it is. 

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Things You’ll Need for Spanish Sangria

For this traditional Spanish sangria, you will only need two main ingredients: wine and different fruits. 

The good thing is that you don’t have to be an expert in cocktails to be able to make it at home, since you don’t need any specialized equipment as it happens with other drinks like the Spanish horchata recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750ml) bottle of red wine
  • 3 cups (750ml) of soda
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) brandy or cognac
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

How to Make Spanish Sangria – Step by Step Guide

spanish sangria recipe
  1. To make this traditional Spanish sangria recipe grab a large bowl and add the wine, brandy, and sugar. Stir very well with a spoon, until the sugar dissolves completely in the mixture.
  1. Next, add the lemon and orange, both cut into wedges. Then it is time to add the pear, the apple, and the peach, all three cut into cubes. Finally, add the cinnamon stick. 
  1. Stir all the ingredients again so that the flavors of the sangria mix well. Remember that this is a fruity sangria recipe, so try to use all the fruits listed.
  1. Add the soda and stir everything again, for a few seconds. Then, place the jug in the fridge, and let it macerate for at least 4 hours so that all the flavors of the liquors and the fruit mix well.
  1. After that time, take the jar out of the fridge and serve immediately.

Substitution of Ingredients

fruity sangria recipe

What makes Sangria stand out from other Spanish drinks is that you can do hundreds of replacements. 

Some drinks do not allow this, but luckily this summer sangria recipe lets you play a lot with the ingredients.

Red wine is the best wine for sangria, but you can use white wine, sherry wine, or any other type of wine you like.

When it comes to the perfect fruit for sangria, the ones listed are the ones that come closest to this. 

However, you can use any type of fruit you like; you can add more or less citrus, you can add watermelon, strawberry, grapefruit, or whatever you like.

Tips on Serving Spanish Sangria

sweet sangria wine

The summer sangria can be served accompanied by Spanish tapas, Boquerones en Vinagre, Patatas a la Pobre, or any type of food that is more similar to what we know as a snack or entree. 

The authentic Spanish sangria is rarely drunk as the main drink of the meal since it is usually an appetizer.

Also, being fruity, you may not like to accompany it with other more elaborate dishes, since it can hide other flavors.

You can serve it next to a big bowl of Paella and have one of the most Spanish dinners ever.

If you want to try other drinks from Spain, make sure you try the Carajillo Spanish coffee which is a tasty combination of good coffee and strong Licor 43.

How to Store Spanish Sangria

How to Store Spanish Sangria

Unlike other Spanish beverages such as hot chocolate, it is not recommended that it be stored for a long time. 

This is because the Spanish red wine for sangria and the fruit goes through a constant fermentation, making the taste of alcohol increase as time goes by.

This will happen no matter what kind of wine you use, as it’s not just caused by the red wine ingredients, but the fruits as well.

In any case, you can keep it for 3 days in the fridge. Some people keep it for a week or longer, but it depends on how much you like the taste of alcohol.

Recipe Card: Spanish Sangria

Yield: 6

Sangria Recipe

sangria

In summer we always need to freshen up and also have a little fun to leave the winter blues behind. A good tool for this is to enjoy a good Spanish sangria.

The Spanish sangria recipe is very easy to make, and you don't have to be an expert to be able to replicate it at home.

It has been one of the most popular Spanish alcoholic drinks for years.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750ml) bottle of red wine
  • 3 cups (750ml) of soda
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) brandy or cognac
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 orange
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the wine, brandy, and sugar. Stir very well with a spoon, until the sugar dissolves completely in the mixture.
  2. Next, add the lemon and orange, both cut into wedges. Then it is time to add the pear, the apple, and the peach, all three cut into cubes. Finally, add the cinnamon stick.
  3. Stir all the ingredients again so that the flavors of the sangria mix well.
  4. Add the soda and stir everything again, for a few seconds. Then, place the jug in the fridge, and let it macerate for at least 4 hours so that all the flavors of the liquors and the fruit mix well.
  5. After that time, take the jar out of the fridge and serve immediately.

Notes

If you want to use authentic Spanish wine for sangria, you can use Vino de Jerez (even though it is not the same as red wine).

You can also buy some wines from vines harvested in Andalusia to achieve the authenticity of your Spanish sangria recipe.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 236Total Fat 0.3gSaturated Fat 0gSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 28.7gFiber 3.2gSugar 23.4gProtein 1.1g

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