Sangria Cocktail

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Sangria is a Spanish wine punch that combines wine with fruit, sugar and liquor for a festive summertime cooler.

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Known for its bold red colour, this fruity beverage originating from Spain is sweet and easygoing, making it perfect to serve as a welcome drink. There are many ways to make a sangria, but it usually combines fresh fruit, brandy, wine and sugar for an instantly upbeat and refreshing beverage.

Get into the summer mood by following this easy homemade Sangria cocktail recipe

PREP TIME: ± 10min

YIELDS: 1 jug


  • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ apple, cored and diced
  • ½ orange, cut into wedges
  • ⅓ cup 1st Principles Brandy
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1 bottle (750ml) dry red wine*
  • 1 cup ice
  • Garnish: orange wheel or fresh berries


Typical Sangrias are made of red wine, but you can replace it with white wine, rosé or sparkling wine.


In a pitcher, add the sugar, orange and apple and muddle (gently smash) with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds.

Add the brandy and orange juice and muddle again for 30 seconds.

Add the red wine and stir to blend all the ingredients.

Serve in a wine glass with ice to chill the mix.


Garnish with an orange wheel or fresh berries.

Now you’re set to dance the night away flamenco style with a delicious Sangria cocktail in hand.


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