Spanish Red Wine Sangria

A refreshing Summer Drink recipe

What is Sangria Tinto?

Sangria Tinto translates to Red Sangria. It is a process of infusing wine with fruits, which softens the taste of wine to a more light and fruity beverage. The whole process is simple and makes use of old opened bottles of wine, cheap wine, or just yucky wines. A little sugar and fruit makes almost any bottle of wine enjoyable to drink.

How do you make traditional Spanish Sangria?

Sangria is really just a wine punch with seasonal fruits. Different regions in Spain will have different ways they like to prepare sangria. In my family, this is how we make sangria.

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What are the best red wines for Sangria?

We believe the best wines are the old open bottles you already have or the cheap ones you can get for a few bucks.

Keep in mind, not all wines are vegan.

What ingredients are typically used in Sangria?

  • wine
  • orange slices
  • lemon slices
  • apples
  • cinnamon stick
  • sugar

Can you make Sangria ahead of time?

Absolutely! Sangria is best made ahead of time. Letting the ingredients sit in the fridge for a few hours or over night is ideal to obtain its full range of flavor.

How long does Sangria last in the fridge?

Three - five days in an airtight container.

What are some variations of Sangria?

Sangria can also be made with white wine, using fruits such as pear and green apple.

You might also enjoy Tinto de Verano, a simpler wine cocktail that's perfect for summer and a favorite amongst Spaniards.

How do you serve Sangria?

Sangria is enjoyed cold. Pour from a pitcher and make sure to use a ladle to scoop out some of the fruits.

How to make Sangria with a higher alcohol?

Feel free to add brandy, cognac or orange liqueur. We like to add a splash of triple sec.

Can you make Sangria without alcohol?

Yep! Feel free to sub for nonalcoholic wines.

Sangria Tinto

Spanish Red Wine Sangria
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: spanish


  • 1 bottle wine
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar


  • Slice oranges and place them in your pitcher with the sugar. Mash the oranges with a wooden spoon to extract the juice and mix with sugar.
  • Slice or dice the apple and lemon, add that to the pitcher along with the whole cinnamon stick.
  • Add the wine, mix, and refrigerate for a few hours before serving, preferably overnight.
besitos, J & R

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