The Best Spanish Sangria Punch

LAST UPDATED: Dec 30, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 31, 2019 | By:

This Spanish Sangria is the ultimate cocktail indulgence. Sangria punch serves beautifully for parties, and it’s easy to create a non alcoholic sangria too!

Three cups of sangria, garnished with a lemon slice and mint. A glass pitcher of sangria is to the side.

What do you think makes the ultimate, classic Spanish Sangria? For me, it comes down to the perfect blend of sweet and dry. It’s a delicious, satisfying twist to your favorite wines and cocktails.

Sangria is a fun way to introduce your friends and family to an authentic Spanish drink. To make it a classic Spanish sangria I use a dry Spanish wine, but you can use whatever wine you want to make it your own! Read on for all the details…

Sangria is practically a fruit salad, which makes it a health food.

See what I mean?

A white plate of orange, lemon, lime, and strawberry slices on a marble surface.

Authentic Sangria Recipe (Real Sangria)

Switch up your summer drink menu with this classic sangria recipe. It will be a hit with you and all your guests this summer! One of the many reasons I love it is that you can make a large batch of sangria punch to take to a party. Or when hosting, make a smaller batch to enjoy having while you relax (and pretend you are in Spain)!

Three cups of sangria, garnished with a lemon slice and mint. A glass pitcher of sangria is to the side.

Whenever I go to a Spanish style restaurant, I love walking in and seeing homemade or traditional sangria on the specials menu. I always imagine someone’s grandmother passing down her authentic sangria recipe filled with fresh grape juice, orange juice, and lemon juice giving it the perfect real fruit flavors and that family recipe being recreated for everyone to enjoy.

Just like any other classic Spanish food and drink recipe, sangria is all about the flavors. This is a delicious blend of fruits, juice, rum and wine. This Spanish Sangria recipe is so easy and delicious. This authentic sangria recipe takes just a few minutes to make!

This is a great alternative to my white Fruity Sangria Recipe – or perfect to serve as an alternative by its side.

A bottle of wine with a glass pitcher and plate of various fruits on a marble surface.

Spanish Sangria Ingredients

  • Dry Spanish Wine
  • White Rum
  • Orange
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Simple Syrup – you can purchase or make your own with equal parts sugar and water
  • Orange Juice

Three cups of sangria, garnished with a lemon slice and mint.

What’s The Best Wine For Sangria?

Any dry Spanish wine you enjoy will do. Using your favorite wine will yield the best results. If you love it when poured simply on its own in a wine glass, you’ll enjoy it in sangria!

For authentic sangria, select a dry red. However any red wine works well! You can even use rosé! The options are endless!

Three cups of sangria, garnished with a lemon slice and mint. A glass pitcher of sangria is to the side.

How to Make Authentic Spanish Sangria

My favorite tips for making the best Authentic Spanish Sangria Recipe.

    1. Add rum to a pitcher.A glass pitcher on a marble surface
    2. Add fresh sliced fruit.
    3. Add simple syrup.A glass pitcher filled with lemon and lime slices, alcohol being poured in.
    4. Spanish wine! A pitcher filled with orange, lemon, and lime slices, with wine being poured in.
    5. Add orange juice.
      Sangria Punch in a glass pitcher, orange juice being poured inside.
    6. Stir. Refrigerate 2+ hours to allow it to marinate. Sangria Punch in a glass pitcher, being mixed with a wooden spoon.

Sangria Punch in three glasses, garnished with an orange. A glass pitcher with the mixture is to the side.

Serving Sangria Punch Is Easy And Beautiful

This delicious punch recipe is beautiful when served in a multitude of ways. My favorite method is simply a beautiful large pitcher. (Preferably clear glass!) It allows the colors of the wine and fruit to truly shine!

Another great option for serving your sangria is a traditional punch bowl! Again, this allows the colors of the wine and fruits to showcase their beauty. It’s an easy way to serve a crowd.

Another easy way to serve sangria for a crowd is in a large lidded drink dispenser. This is an ideal solution for serving outdoors, as it eliminates the worry about unwelcome visitors landing in your sangria punch.

Sangria Punch in three glasses, garnished with an orange. A glass pitcher with the mixture is to the side.

How To Make Non Alcoholic Sangria

You can easily make this amazing Spanish Sangria a non-alcoholic sangria. Simply use grape juice in lieu of Spanish wine.

You can use a variety of non-alcoholic juices to make a kid-friendly version of this traditional sangria. (Expecting mothers and those that don’t drink will be thrilled as well!) Try cranberry juice, orange juice, and maybe a little club soda… you’ll make the recipe exactly as-is, but sub the wine with a combination of your favorite juices.

Having an easy sangria for kids can be easy and fun too! I like to make it with sparkling fruit juices, but you can use any juice that the kids in your life would enjoy. Fill it with fresh fruit, have an orange sliced to garnish their cup, and just like that you have an easy kid friendly sangria!

Non-alcoholic Sangria with Sparkling Grape Juice

  • The easiest way to substitute and create a non alcoholic version of this sangria is to simply add sparkling grape juice instead of the wine.
  • Experiment with your juice combinations. My girls love cranberry juice, orange juice, and grape juice.
  • Club soda or even Fresca can replace the rum in this recipe. A little carbonation goes a long way to making this feel special for kids and adults alike!

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Authentic Spanish Sangria Recipe

Author: Julie Blanner
This Spanish Sangria is the ultimate cocktail indulgence. Sangria punch serves beautifully for parties, and it’s easy to create a non alcoholic sangria too!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle dry Spanish red wine
  • cups white rum
  • 1 orange sliced or wedged
  • 1 lime sliced or wedged
  • 1 lemon sliced or wedged
  • 3 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 cup orange juice

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients.
    Authentic Spanish Sangria Recipe with dry Spanish red wine, filled with lemons, limes, oranges and more. This Sangria Punch is perfect for summertime parties and serves beautifully in a glass pitcher.
  • Stir.
    Authentic Spanish Sangria Recipe with dry Spanish red wine, filled with lemons, limes, oranges and more. This Sangria Punch is perfect for summertime parties and serves beautifully in a glass pitcher.
  • Refrigerate 2+ hours to marinate.

Notes

Make Non-Alcoholic Sangria
  • use sparkling grape juice instead wine or substitute with cranberry juice or orange juice
  • replace rum with club soda or fresca
To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water.  Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
 

Nutrition

Serving:1gCalories:307kcalCarbohydrates:20gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:7mgPotassium:165mgFiber:1gSugar:13gVitamin A:130IUVitamin C:45mgCalcium:22mgIron:0.6mg
5 from 7 votes
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