The Only Red Sangria Recipe You Need


We’re big fans of any easy sangria recipe here, and this is the only one you need in your arsenal. Simply pour a bottle of red wine into a pitcher, and add a hint of Brandy, sugar, and plenty of fresh fruit and club soda. The flavors of the fruit and wine will weave together wonderfully—also known as maceration—in the fridge for one hour, then your sangria is ready to serve. We love Rioja (it’s Spanish, as is sangria itself), but another another light- to medium-bodied red wine will do just fine.

Photo: Maura McEvoy
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 serves


  • 1 bottle Rioja or other light- or medium-bodied red wine

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) brandy, optional

  • 1 navel orange, thinly sliced

  • ½ pint large, plump blackberries

  • 1 cup club soda


  1. Combine wine, sugar, and brandy (if using) in a large pitcher and stir to dissolve sugar. Add fruit and pour in club soda. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more before serving to allow fruit to macerate and sweeten sangria. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
18g Carbs
1mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 1g
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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