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This is The Best Red Sangria Recipe full of citrus flavor, red wine and champagne. You will love the added bubbles and the warming red wine mixed together. This would be perfect for a party, New Years Eve celebration or a special occasion. 

The Best Red Sangria Recipe in cups

THE BEST RED SANGRIA RECIPE

New Years Eve is fast approaching which means you might need a festive drink to celebrate as we approach 2021.

This is The Best Red Sangria Recipe filled with red wine, champagne, orange juice, fruit and warm spices. 

I spent some time during college in Barcelona, Spain and fell in love with sangria. It was hands down the best sangria I have ever had.

Today’s red sangria recipe is similar to what I drank in Spain but it has champagne added in for bubbles. 

The Best Red Sangria Recipe with champagne

If you don’t like champagne or don’t have it one hand you can add seltzer, carbonated water or prosecco in its place.

You also don’t have to add bubbles to the sangria and can just drink it without that added in. 

I used cabernet sauvignon but you could also use Garnacha {or Grenache}, cabernet sauvignon or Pinor Noir in its place.

This can easily be made the night before to leave all of those juices soak into the fruit and then just add the champagne when you are ready to serve. 

The Best Red Sangria Recipe with orange

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN IN THIS RED SANGRIA?

RED WINE: Red wine is used in this sangria to create a warm, rich flavor.

I used cabernet sauvignon but you could also use Garnacha {or Grenache} or Pinor Noir. 

CHAMPAGNE: I like to add champagne to this sangria recipe.

You could also use prosecco or even just sparkling water or seltzer if you want to skip the champagne. 

 

 

ORANGE JUICE: Orange juice adds a sweet flavor to balance out the red wine. You can skip this if you want but I suggest adding it. 

FRUIT: I think fruit is my favorite part of the sangria because once you are done drinking you can eat the delicious fruit.

In this recipe I added lemon, apples and oranges but you could also add things like cranberries, pomegranate seeds, grapes or any citrus. 

SPICES AND HERBS: The spices and herbs in this recipe are warming and the perfect pair for the red wine.

This recipe uses rosemary, thyme, cinnamon and star anise but you can use what you have on hand. 

The Best Red Sangria Recipe with citrus

HOW DO YOU MAKE RED WINE SANGRIA?

Pour the wine into a tall pitcher. Add the orange, apple, lemon and orange juice and stir to combine.

The Best Red Sangria Recipe in pitcher

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but up to 24 hours.

The Best Red Sangria Recipe with apples

Fill glasses with ice and pour the wine on top until around ⅔ full.

Top with champagne and garnish with the herbs and spices.

The Best Red Sangria Recipe with rosemary

OTHER DRINK RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

CHRISTMAS SANGRIA 

CRANBERRY WINE SPRTIZER 

SPARKLING APPLE PEAR SANGRIA 

WHAT RECIPES SHOULD I PAIR WITH THIS RED SANGRIA?

I love pairing this warm sangria with cozy, comforting winter recipes.

Here are a few favorites:

Roasted Chicken Dinner: Who doesn’t love a good roasted chicken meal? Jess’s recipe looks flavorful and the perfect pairing for a glass of sangria. 

Braised Short Ribs: There is something about short ribs that will make your mouth water. Try The Pioneer Woman’s recipe and pair it with a big glass of sangria. 

Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Melt in your mouth, tender pot roast is perfect in winter. You will love this meal paired with a warm, spiced glass of sangria. 

The Best Red Sangria Recipe in cups

The Best Red Sangria Recipe

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is The Best Red Sangria Recipe full of citrus flavor, red wine and champagne. You will love the added bubbles and the warming red wine mixed together. This would be perfect for a party, New Years Eve celebration or a special occasion. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle red wine, such as a cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 Bottle champagne
  • 1 Orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 Apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ Cups orange juice
  • Rosemary, thyme, cinnamon star anise as a garnish
  • Ice

Instructions

    1. Pour the wine into a tall pitcher. Add the orange, apple, lemon and orange juice and stir to combine.
    2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but up to 24 hours.
    3. Fill glasses with ice and pour the wine on top until around ⅔ full.
    4. Top with champagne and garnish with the herbs and spices.

Notes

The longer you let the wine sit refrigerated the fruiter it’s going to be! Just make sure you are refrigerating it covered.

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