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This is the easiest red sangria you can make because it contains just five ingredients and comes together right in the pitcher. Sangria, especially red sangria, is one of our favorite pitcher drinks because it's colorful, festive and comes together incredibly fast. Although Spaniards and Portuguese have been drinking sangria for centuries, the brandy-spiked drink didn’t make an official appearance in the United States until 1964, at the World’s Fair in New York City. Slideshow: More Delicious Sangria RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 


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Recipe Summary

Makes 6 drinks


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a pitcher, combine the red wine, brandy, Simple Syrup and fruit. Refrigerate until the drink is chilled and the flavors are blended, 4 to 8 hours. Serve the sangria in chilled, ice-filled wineglasses.



Sangria lovers, you're in luck. There's a sangria for every season, from winter sangria (and even Christmas sangria) to summery sangria, like versions with watemelon and Thai basil.

Serve With

For an authentic sangria experience, pair this classic drink with delicious Spanish recipes or Portuguese recipes. If you just love fruity sangria, drink it with one of these easy dinner party recipes.