This refreshingly fruity Classic Red Spiced Spanish Sangria is made with spiced red wine, fresh fruit slices, juice and alcohol spirits.
Years ago when my husband and I went to Spain, we tasted our first Sangria in the mountainous hills surrounding Sant Llorenç de Morunys in Catalonia, Spain.
There tucked in an open glen near a waterfall, we visited with new-founded family and friends. It was a memory I’ll never forget.
And, the Sangria they made for us tasted so amazingly fruity and heady.
I was so impressed by this traditional Spanish “punch” that I asked my husband’s cousin to share her recipe so we could recreate it back in the States.
Thus, this Classic Red Spiced Spanish Sangria recipe is my attempt to pay homage to this very special moment in our life. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did (and do).
How to Make Classic Red Spiced Spanish Sangria Recipe
As mentioned above, sangria is considered a “punch” of sorts. It is made with several key liquid ingredients, along with sliced fruits.
The main ingredient for Red Spiced Spanish Sangria is red wine. It can be sweet or dry, whichever you prefer. You will need one liter for this recipe.
To this, you will add your favorite brandy, Grand Manier and pulp-less orange juice. These ingredients give the sangria depths of flavor and hints of fruitiness.
Even so, sangria wouldn’t be sangria without fresh sliced fruit. Traditionally, you will add fresh sliced oranges and lemons and limes, but you can also use other fruit, too, if you want.
To give this sangria its “spice” you will need a couple of cinnamon sticks.
All of the liquid and fruit slices go into a large pitcher to be chilled for several hours or overnight.
You might be tempted to serve sangria right away, but it’s important to note that Spanish sangria needs to be allowed to meld with the other ingredients in order to extract all the deliciousness from the liquids and fruit. So don’t rush it.
What to Serve Your Sangria In
For me, I like to pour my Sangria into a traditional sangria pitcher. The spout of this pitcher is pretty ingenious in that it keeps both fruit and ice from tumbling into your glass.
Or you could use a clear, glass pitcher, to allow your guests to see all the beautiful fruit and ingredients that make up your Spiced Red Spanish Sangria–your choice.
When it is time to serve, pour the sangria, strained, into glasses and garnish with more fresh slices of fruit and with a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!
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Classic Red Spiced Spanish Sangria
- 750 ml Cedarburg Spice or Christmas Blush Wine (approximately 3 cups)
- 8 oz Brandy
- 16 oz orange juice strained without pulp
- 8 oz Grand Marnier
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Sliced lemons limes, oranges, and/or blood oranges
- In a large pitcher place all of the ingredients.
- Add additional water to fill to 3/4 of pitcher. Ice will be used before serving.
- Stir well.
- Chill overnight. Serve with ice. Enjoy!