How to make red wine Sangria perfectly every time
sangria cocktail

Save water, drink Sangria

Sangria is a popular Spanish drink that is traditionally made of red wine, water, herbs, spices and fresh fruit. Served cold, this refreshing summer red wine is popular among tourists visiting local bars, restaurants and festivals.

But today’s Sangria have a wide variety of ingredients, typically combining brandy, red wine, sugar and fruit for an instantly upbeat and refreshing beverage. Make it in a pitcher and you have an easy cocktail drink ready to kick off an evening dinner with friends.

How to make Sangria with red wine

Sangria is a variation of a punch that uses wine as its main ingredient. But to bring out the fragrant fruity flavour, start by soaking your ripe, muddled fruit in the wine for 30 minutes to two hours. The wine-infused fruit will go limp and make the Sangria taste better.

Next, add brandy and orange juice together with ice and garnish to complete this easy cocktail drink. Now you have the perfect drink to complement a night in with friends or a flip-flop Saturday with your favourite summer hit playing out loud.

Tip: Dry red wine like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir with good acidity and low tannins works best. You can also substitute the brandy with other liqueur like triple sec.