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Homemade Spanish Sangria Recipe

As we all know, nothing says Spain like a cold pitcher of sangria, it is the essence of Spanish culture, well, for a larger amount of the country, certain places like Cantabria or Galicia (among others) prefer a cold cider. This homemade Spanish sangria recipe is about as authentic as it gets.

Homemade Spanish Sangria Recipe
I have played around with many different ingredients on this one, but this recipe is the one I have used for several years. Sipping on this sangria always reminds me of the summer days, sitting on the patio enjoying good times with friends and family, and always having a couple of pitchers in the fridge to keep the party going.

Homemade Spanish Sangria Recipe
So, If your searching for the perfect party cocktail that is refreshing, fruity and has a bold flavor, sangria is the drink you´ve been looking for. Watch the video below on how to make this homemade Spanish sangria recipe or print out the recipe card below, and be prepared to create the perfect cocktail for friends and family. Salud!

Homemade Spanish Sangria Recipe

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Homemade Spanish Sangria

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Spanish Sangria - Authentic Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 750ML Bottle of Red Spanish Wine
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/4 Cup Spanish Brandy
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


  1. Thinly slice 1 orange and 1 lemon, add half of the orange slices and half of the lemon slices into a pitcher and reserve the other slices, cut 1 peach and 1 apple into small cubes and add all the cubed peaches and half the cubed apples to the pitcher, reserve the other cubed apples
  2. Next add a 1/4 cup of a good quality brandy into the pitcher, 1 cup of non-concentrated orange juice and 1/3 cup of white sugar
  3. Using a large wooden spoon, push down on the fruit to release all the juices and then mix everything together
  4. Now add one 750 ml bottle of red wine into the pitcher, I recommend a young Rioja wine, then add 1 cinnamon stick, mix everything together and add the pitcher to the fridge for at least 2 hours to let all the flavors develop
  5. Drizzle a little fresh lemon juice on the reserved apples (so they don´t brown) and add all the reserved fruit to the fridge
  6. When ready to serve, stir the sangria around in the pitcher, then add some ice cubes to each serving glass, add some of the reserved cut apples into the glass, and pour in some sangria, add 1 orange and 1 lemon slice to each glass and serve
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Monica

    I plan to try your recipe to celebrate the warmer weather here in Valencia. What locally available brandy do you recommend that is good quality?



    01 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      My favorite is Cardenal Mendoza, you can get it a el gourmet in corte ingles 🙂 Much love!

      01 . Apr . 2023
  2. Jeff

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe! Fresh and lively with a subtle deeper complexity. I’ll be making this one regularly. My local peaches were pretty sad but the available nectarines were good so I subbed some in. Paired well with a sunny patio and some good friends.

    27 . Aug . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!! Much love 🙂

      28 . Aug . 2022
  3. Rita. C Donnell

    Great!! You have presented an excellent sangria recipe. I love your cooking idea. I learned a nice issues. I could not handle greed to apply your idea. The food color is so nice. Have you used any artificial color? Thanks for your nice sharing.

    13 . Mar . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      no artifical colors here, everything is natural 🙂 thanks for the comment

      13 . Mar . 2020
  4. Mrs dawn lowe

    Hi I went to Portugal a few years ago and I had sangria in one of the bars with my dinner and they put black grapes and strawberries in and it was lovely and your recipe looks delicious I’m gonna try and make my own

    01 . Jan . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      You will love this sangria! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      01 . Jan . 2020
  5. lina uceda

    I will definitely be making this Sangria for the Holidays…. It easy to make and it looks delicious.

    08 . Nov . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      Nothing better than sangria during the holidays 🙂 much love Lina <3

      08 . Nov . 2019
  6. Makos (@thehungrybites)

    I was looking for a good sangria recipe and this is it! Thanks Albert!

    24 . Jun . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Makos, much love

      24 . Jun . 2018
  7. mikaela

    Summer is almost here and this sangria sounds fantastic!

    04 . May . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes perfect for summer! thanks for the comment Mikaela 🙂

      04 . May . 2018
  8. Jeff

    I have to say, this sangria looks absolutely delicious! I have a bunch of questions. Can you re-use the fruit to make a second pitcher? How long does it keep once it’s made? Would this be a good use for leftover wine? Or should you use a fresh bottle?

    17 . Feb . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes you can and should use the same fruit in the pitcher to make a second batch, usually the sangria will hold between 24-48 hours in the fridge (otherwise the wines starts becoming dull), I recommend using only new wine, being that the wine is still the star of the recipe, the higher the quality…the better the sangria…thanks for the comment Jeff 🙂

      17 . Feb . 2018
  9. marcie

    I’ve never been to Spain sadly but I’m hoping that will change in the upcoming years! I’m a huge fan of sangria and this looks incredibly refreshing and delicious!

    04 . Feb . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      It´s cold here now, but in the spring and summer months this is the ideal drink, thanks for the comment Marcie 🙂

      04 . Feb . 2018
  10. Meredith | Earth & Oven

    Hi Albert – I think you have a new fan!! I have never been to Spain (its on my short list for this years travels) but I am pretty obsessed with the food. Can’t wait to check out your tasty recipes!

    25 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for your comment Meredith 🙂

      25 . Jan . 2018
  11. Smitha780

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    02 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for your kind comment 🙂

      03 . Jan . 2018

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