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!
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?
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)!
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 it’s side.
Spanish Sangria Ingredients
- Dry Spanish Wine
- White Rum
- Simple Syrup – you can purchase or make your own with equal parts sugar and water
- Orange Juice
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 it’s 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!
How to Make Authentic Spanish Sangria
My favorite tips for making the best Authentic Spanish Sangria Recipe.
- Add rum to a pitcher.
- Add fresh sliced fruit.
- Add simple syrup.
- Spanish wine!
- Add orange juice.
- Stir. Refrigerate 2+ hours to allow it to marinate.
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.
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
- 1 bottle dry Spanish red wine
- 1½ 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
- Combine ingredients.
- Refrigerate 2+ hours to marinate.
- use sparkling grape juice instead wine or substitute with cranberry juice or orange juice
- replace rum with club soda or fresca