As the weather warms up and you begin spending more time outdoors or by the pool, you’ll want to enjoy your time with a delightful beverage, right? If you’re a big red wine drinker like me, you’ll love this cocktail recipe, because it’s the perfect way to enjoy your favorite drink on a hot day! Check out the best homemade recipe for a Fruity Red Wine Sangria I know you’ll love!
I love making a big pitcher of Red Wine Sangria when the weather gets warm! The recipe is easy to adapt depending on the ingredients you have on hand and it’s always perfect for Cinco de Mayo, a fiesta themed party or a weekend in the backyard with friends. Plus, when it really heats up, you can freeze this recipe and make Sangria Popsicles! Trust me, they’re amazing! Keep reading and I’ll show you my easy recipe and how simple it is to turn it into something truly spectacular!
Red Wine Sangria Ingredients
Red wine is my go-to drink of choice, but it’s not always the most enjoyable warm weather drink because sometimes you just feel even hotter after you drink it! But if you add ice and some cool fizzy ginger ale to your red wine… well that’s a totally different story! Sangria is one of those drink that’s totally versatile… You can swap out red wine for white or change out the fruit depending on what you have on hand. I promise it will be delicious any way you make it. Here’s what I used:
- Red Wine (I had a bottle of Shiraz on hand – the same kind we used at my Wine Tasting Party that everyone raved about)
- Ginger Ale
You’ll begin by pouring your bottle of wine into a pitcher that can be refrigerated. Next, slice your lemons and oranges, making sure to remove all the seeds. Pour a shot of bourbon and have your sugar on standby. Next comes the hard part… adding it all to your pitcher and stirring! 🙂
If you don’t have bourbon on hand, you can use whisky or brandy. I’ve seen other sangria recipes that use cognac, St. Germain, Grand Marnier or even Peach Schnapps. Seriously, use whatever you like and have on hand. Summer is all about being easy breezy!
And that’s all you need to do initially. Ideally, you’ve planned a little bit ahead and you can refrigerate your sangria for 24 hours. That will allow the flavor of the berries to be pulled out so it’s nice and fruity!
After 24 hours of refrigeration, pull out your sangria. It should look and smell absolutely amazing! The last step is to add your Ginger Ale to give it some fizz. Give it one last stir and pour it into your glass for a well deserved sip! Yum – it’s delicious!
I hope you give this Fruity Red Wine Sangria Recipe a try this spring or summer! It’s the perfect cocktail for a family pool party, girl’s night or just for yourself on a hot day! Be sure to Pin this recipe so you have quick access all season long.