Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Pin 150 Share 41 Tweet Yum 45 +1 14 Stumble 1 Shares 251 If you enjoy a cold glass of red sangria but are hesitant to order it when at a restaurant, I completely get it. More times than not, it’s just not up to par in my book. This sangria recipe comes from an old neighbor of mine who hails from south of the border and let me assure you it is the best red wine sangria recipe out there. In fact, this is the sangria recipe that helps get me through brutal mid-west winters. I know that when the summer months roll around, sunshine and this sangria will be waiting for me. Red Wine Sangria Recipe from Platter Talk Red Wine Sangria We are celebrating summer here in Wisconsin with visits to farmer’s markets, dishes and beverages from the fresh produce we find, and lots of time outdoors with our kids. To this end, there is one summer treat that always tastes especially good toward the end of a long, hot summer day: Sangria, Platter Talk style. Make this red wine sangria recipe with brandy or vodka. Or both. We won’t judge. You’ll love this easy sangria recipe! Like many things that I fall absolutely butt over tea-kettle in love with, I have a vivid recollection of my first taste of this authentic, refreshing, and unbelievably delicious drink. I was at a bona fide dinner party hosted by my friend Edith, an engineer with super-model looks, gourmet chef, and native of Chihuahua. This easy sangria recipe is affordable and delicious! Did I mention how easy it goes together? This beverage may have it’s origins in Spain and Portugal, but as far as I was concerned my friend Edith had just created a brand new eighth wonder, right in the middle of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. It was that good. Watermelon, oranges, and peaches are only a few of the bits of summer that you can toss into a pitcher of this red sangria. For this red wine sangria recipe, use some of y0ur favorite summer stone fruits for extra summery flavor! Watermelon Peaches Apples Oranges Limes Hint: Leave the orange rinds on for a subtle contrast of flavors! Let this red wine sangria take you away Several years later, in the midst of a blistering summer, I found myself living in another city. I was en route to a farmer’s market and suddenly I realized it was a day custom suited for sangria, or vice versa. Edith’s sangria, to be more precise. I found my old friend’s number and called her from my car, it had been years since we had spoken. To my delight she answered immediately, and with equal delight from Edith, she gave me her recipe. What follows is how I make my Red Sangria, it’s very close to my friend’s. Every time I make this, I savor the taste of summer. More important perhaps, this one always makes me relish the wonderful people whose paths have intersected mine through the years. This one is for summer, and all the people, past and present who add brightness and warmth to our lives. -Dan This is the best sangria red wine sangria recipe that I know of, it comes from one of the best Mexican chefs that I’ve ever known. Try it this summer! This easy red wine sangria goes well with many of our summer recipes such as our Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa, Flank Steak Pinwheels, Alton Brown’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin, and of course with any of our taco recipes! Looking for some more great summer drinks? Here are some of our favorite resources: Summer Drinks from Food & Wine 9 Summer Drinks from the Food Network Best Summer Drinks and Cocktails from the Cooking Channel Print The Best Red Wine Sangria Recipe Simple to make and always refreshing, this is one of the best sangria recipes that you will ever taste! Course Drinks Cuisine Mexican, Pourtugese, Spanish Keyword Drinks, Red sangria, Red wine, Sangria, Summer Prep Time 10 minutes Servings 4 Calories 321 kcal Author Dan from Platter Talk Ingredients 1 bottle inexpensive red wine 1 cup orange juice 1 cup white soda Sprite, Sierra Mist, 7-up, etc 1/2 cup brandy or vodka optional 1 tablespoon simple syrup 1 orange sliced with peels left on 1 cup fresh fruit or melon cubed in 1/2 inch pieces Instructions Pour liquid ingredients and simple syrup in large pitcher and stir thoroughly. Add orange slices and other fruit, stir gently. Serve in glass, filled with ice. Recipe Notes Prior to serving, avoid putting ice in pitcher as this dilutes the sangria Sangria's flavor is always enhanced by a glass full of ice, don't skimp on the ice once it 's poured. Adjust amount of simple syrup to desired level of sweetness. Unused portions keep well in fridge. Nutrition Facts The Best Red Wine Sangria Recipe Amount Per Serving Calories 321 % Daily Value* Sodium 17mg 1% Potassium 463mg 13% Total Carbohydrates 27g 9% Dietary Fiber 1g 4% Sugars 21g Protein 1g 2% Vitamin A 8.3% Vitamin C 62.4% Calcium 3.8% Iron 7% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Updated from original publication date of Jul 12, 2014 Pin this Red Wine Sangria Recipe for Later!