National Sangria Day is the perfect excuse to pour yourself a tall glass of wine!
A fruity and refreshing drink is the best way to cure those winter blues. Sangria can be made with either red or white wine, some even call for Rosé. While it typically is enjoyed during the hot summer months, sangria can be mixed up with winter flavors too. Using different spices, herbs, and fresh fruit can alter the flavor to match any season. The possibilities are endless — it can be created to your liking.
If you are looking for recipes to celebrate the day with, look no further. Here are four sangria recipes that will impress anyone.
Spiced Sparkling Sangria
- 1/2 Apple, sliced
- 1 Orange, sliced
- 1/2 Pear, sliced
- Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Bottle Red Wine
- 1/2 cup Brandy
- 1 cup Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
Preparation: Cut fruit into equal sizes and place in a pitcher with the cinnamon stick. Pour in the bottle of wine, bourbon, and Sparkling Ice Orange Mango over fruit. Gently stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours, up to 2 days. Serve cold over ice.
Paula’s Red Sangria
Recipe from Chilled 100 Member, Paula Lukas
- 1 750 ml Bottle of Garnacha
- 1/2 cup of Singani63
- 1/4 cup of Grand Marnier
- 1 Honey Crisp Apple
- 1 Anjou Pear
- 1/2 Pint Strawberries
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- Club Soda or Sparkling Water (optional)
Preparation: Chop the apple, pear, and strawberries. Set aside one slice of strawberry and one slice of pear for garnish. Combine wine and liquor in a pitcher. Add fruit and cinnamon sticks. Stir to combine and refrigerate for 24 hours. When ready to serve, stir again and pour into a wine glass. Top with club soda or sparkling water if you’d like. Garnish with one slice of pear and one slice of strawberry.
Mulled Sangria (Gluhwein)
Recipe from Wendy Hodges
- 2 bottles Red Blend Wine (of choice)
- 1 cup Cognac or Brandy
- 1/2 cup Cherry Kariff
- 1/2 -1 cup Honey (to taste)
- 1 Blood Orange Sliced (in rings)
- 1 Green Apple (de-seeded and sliced in rings)
- 1 Lime Sliced in Rings
- 1 Lemon Sliced (de-seeded and sliced in rings)
- 1 tsp. Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Preparation: Combine all in crockpot and stir. Heat on warm for at least 30 minutes. Perfect for cold nights! At the end of the night if there is leftover wine, pour it into a pitcher and refrigerate. You can drink it over ice the next day!
La Gran Sangría
Recipe from Chilled 100 Member Tom Koerner
- 1 oz. Gran Gala
- Orange Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Janneau Grand Armagnac VS
- 3 oz. Dry Semi-Sparkling Lambrusco Rosso
- 3 oz. Sparkling Mineral Water
- Seasonal Fruit
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a large wine glass, add ice, and stir gently. Adorn with fruits of the season. (Blood Oranges, Blackberries, and Plums pictured).