The most popular ways to make Sangria

The most popular ways to make Sangria are to use red or white wine, fresh fruits and juices, and liqueurs or spirits such as brandy, triple sec, or vodka.

To make a classic Spanish sangria, combine 1 bottle of Spanish red wine, ½ cup of orange juice, ¼ cup of lemon juice, ¼ cup of brandy, 1/4 cup of triple sec, and ½ cup of simple syrup. Add in a variety of fresh fruits such as apples, oranges, lemons, limes, and berries. Mix all together and chill for a few hours before serving.

For a white wine sangria, use a white wine, such as a Spanish Albariño, in place of the red wine, and use apple juice, orange juice, and lemon juice in place of the brandy, triple sec, and simple syrup.

How to make Sangria

Making traditional Sangria is easy and fun! Begin by combining a bottle of red wine, ¼ cup of brandy, ¼ cup of triple sec, and ¼ cup of simple syrup in a large pitcher or bowl. Stir to combine. Then add 1 cup of chopped fresh fruit such as apples, oranges, or lemons to the pitcher. Cover the pitcher and let the mixture sit for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator. Once ready, add 2 cups of club soda and stir.

For a less traditional Sangria, try this delicious recipe to impress your guests:

Start with a light base of white wine and add seasonal fruits such as apples, pears, and oranges. Add a splash of club soda or ginger ale for extra fizz and some fresh mint leaves for a refreshing twist. For a citrusy flavour, add some freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice and a bit of honey or agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Finally, finish off with a splash of prosecco or sparkling wine for a special treat. Enjoy!

Follow this easy recipe to make a jug of Sangria at home.