Beat The Heat With This Classic Spanish Sangria Recipe

Nothing says summer like pool parties, grilling, and pitchers of sangria, of course!

Sangria, a Spanish wine punch often served in the heat of the summer, is great for entertaining because you can make large batches in advance and alter the recipe according to the type of wine or fruit you have.


  • 1 x 750 ml bottle of red wine (a Merlot works well)
  • 1 cup soda water or Cava (Spanish Champagne) to top off
  • ¼ – ½ cup sugar
  • Juice from 1 orange or 1 lemon or 2 limes
  • lime wheels for garnish

This style of Sangria is pretty tart and very refreshing. The taste of the wine really comes through. Use only a quarter cup of sugar if you tend to prefer ‘less sweet’ drinks.