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The BEST easy sangria recipe (and not too sweet)

Two glasses of sangria, with a slice of orange, lemon and mint.

My favourite sangria recipe

This is my favourite and, probably, the best and easiest sangria recipe you can try. It condenses all the flavours of the red wine and the macerated fruits AND it´s not too sweet. This is an important point as sangria doesn´t have to be overly sweet. I´m not a sweet tooth person but I don´t find a very sweet sangria interesting as it loses the freshness and fruity hints that characterize this red wine cocktail.

I use this recipe for my Online Sangria and Paella Cooking Class and it´s a big hit! People love it!

Perfect drink in summer

Sangria is a festive and fun drink, perfect for scorching days. You probably have had it with paella in Spain, right? They are the perfect combo. But you can have it with tapas or other dishes like fish or even a barbecue. Why not? Or just with some snacks as an aperitif before dinner.

It´s quick to prepare as it takes just 10 minutes to prepare the juice and chop the fruit but I always recommend keeping it in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours so all the ingredients blend enhancing flavours. So it´s very easy to prepare ahead and have ready. If you are organizing a dinner party, just prepare the sangria in the afternoon and it will be perfect (flavor-wise and temperature-wise) when your guests arrive.

Just a sip of sangria and you can taste and smell those hot, relaxing days, on a beach on holidays! However, you don´t have to be in Spain to enjoy this red wine cocktail. Try this recipe and you will feel like in Spain! And don’t forget to toast with a glass of sangria and say “¡chin, chin!”.

¡Buen provecho!


My favourite sangria recipe

You will love this easy and quick sangria recipe. With this recipe, you make around 2 liters for sangria, which can serve 8 people minimum. It´s refreshing and packed with flavours!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword cocktail, red wine, summer, wine cocktail
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cool in the fridge 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 138kcal
Author Quericotapas
Cost 1.5


  • A pitcher
  • A juicer
  • A small saucepan
  • A chopping board
  • A knife


  • 750 ml young red wine
  • 500 ml orange juice
  • 330 ml soda
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Juice the oranges until you get 500 ml of juice.
    Juice the lemon as well.
  • In a small saucepan, a low heat, put the sugar and water and stir slowly until the sugar melts, creating a syrup. Let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • While the syrup is cooling down, prepare the fruits.
    Peel the apple, cut it in half, and take the core out. Slice and chop each halve into 1m pieces.
    Peel the orange and remove any pith. Cut each segment into 1cm pieces.
  • Pour the wine into a pitcher. Add the syrup, the orange and lemon juices, the soda, and the fruit. Stir well.
    Drop the cinnamon stick and some ice and keep in the fridge for around 2 hours or until serving.
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