Published Mar 21st
Prep 20m Cook - Additional 2h Ready In 2h 20m
Servings 6 servings Calories 279.4

I found a good sangria recipe and headed to the liquor store to purchase the alcohol. In line, ahead of me, was a man who said he has been a bartender for twenty years now, and that the recipe needed a few touch-ups if I wanted to make it like the Pros. So, here is what he professed to me, muchos thanks to the other submitters for their delicious versions.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 medium all purpose apples, pared, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • ¾ cup brandy
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
  • 1 (12 ounce) can lemon-lime soda to taste
  • 1 cup orange juice to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Slice the orange, lemon, and lime into thin rounds. Place the citrus in a pitcher with the apples, cherries, and pineapple. Pour in the brandy and refrigerate for 2 hours of more. Chill the bottle of red wine, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice at the same time.
  2. 2 Gently crush the fruits with a spoon, then stir in the red wine, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice. Add additional brandy or orange juice to taste.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 279.4
  • Carbohydrate 24.7 g
  • Fat 0.4 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 12.9 mg
  • Sugar 12.8 g

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  1. Are you bloody kidding me?! This was incredible! I used to have bartender made sangria all the time in bistros in Quebec City. They were delicious. Then when I moved to Colorado, it was not served and lost touch with this excellent elixir. Move forward almost 15 years later, I go back to Quebec City - Read more ...
  2. Loved this Sangria, but I would make one or two suggestions. I usually use Carl Rossi wine when making sangria simply because I find the fruit balances out the bitterness of the wine and it's very inexpensive! Also a GREAT tip I came across when making sangria (white or red) is to keep it chilled - Read more ...
  3. It was alright but Ive had better
  4. I have a very similar recipe that I use: without cherries lemon or lime but with a 6oz can or pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of brandy is replaced with orange liqueur. It's delicious!
  5. This recipe is amazing! I doubled the recipe, but kept the fruit in the same amount & it was the perfect ratio. I feel like if there was less liquid (as called for in the original quantity of the recipe), it would be too chunky & perhaps difficult to drink. The flavor of this was - Read more ...
  6. Excellent recipe with some changes. 1) Left out the cherries and pineapple. 2) Used cherry brandy. 3) Doubled the red wine OJ and soda. Served in a punch bowl and it was demolished very quickly.
  7. I followed this recipe to the T with the exception of the apple and it was amazing! Everyone loved it! I only had time to have the fruit soaking in the brandy for one hour...but I can imagine what it would have been like had I soaked the fruit for the two hours or overnight! - Read more ...
  8. WOW! Better than most restaurant sangrias! Easy to change up the fruit to taste! Highly recommend!
  9. I made a triple batch of this sangria and thought maybe I had made too much but by the end of the evening it was gone and people were asking for more. At first it was too tart so I added a bit of sugar and that smoothed it right out. Yummy.
  10. The real deal! Delicious. Took this to a party and it was gone in minutes. Try adding a little sugar if the red wine is too dry.