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Easy Traditional Red Sangria

SIMPLE, Amazing Traditional Red Sangria! 6 ingredients, SO flavorful, easy, and delicious! #sangria #recipe #wine #summer #recipe #minimalistbaker #vegan

I had the best sangria (and patatas bravas) of my life when we went to Spain in 2013.

Perhaps my recollection of that first drink is slightly biased. We’d just arrived to Barcelona from a long, tiring train ride, and then walked what seemed like miles carrying 40-pound backpacks into the city to reach our AirBnB. We were tired and hangry, to say the least.

Our first thought upon dropping our bags was “tapas and sangria.” So off we went in search of sustenance, and what we found was glorious.

Simple 6-ingredient Traditional Sangria! So delicious, easy, and quick! #vegan #sangria #wine #recipe #cocktail #summer #minimalistbaker

Can we all just agree the Spanish do it well, “it” being everything?

Traditionally the Spanish enjoy coffee in the morning, work a little, take an afternoon rest (or siesta), work a little more, then retire in the evening by eating tapas and drinking good wine with the people they love. Eventually, they slumber only to do it all over again the next day. If that doesn’t sound like a slice of heaven, I don’t know what does.

Oh, and did I mention they gifted the world with sangria? Does it get any better than this lush, fruity beverage? I think not.

Simple 6-ingredient Traditional Sangria! So delicious, easy, and quick! #vegan #sangria #wine #recipe #cocktail #summer #minimalistbaker

This recipe is my humble offering to a sangria-loving world.

I’ve tasted, tested, researched, retested, and what I’ve come up with is this easy, 6-ingredient, traditional red sangria that’s got everything I’m looking for:

Fruit
Sweet
Dry
Lush
Smooth
Refreshing
& Boozy

I think I’m in love.

SIMPLE, Amazing Traditional Red Sangria! 6 ingredients, SO flavorful, easy, and delicious! #sangria #recipe #wine #summer #vegan #recipe #minimalistbaker

Though there are many interpretations of what “traditional sangria” is, I’ve found that it typically requires these main components:

Fruit (like apples and oranges)
Orange juice
A sweetener (like brown sugar or cane sugar)
A liquor (like brandy or rum)
Bold, fruity, dry Spanish red wine (like Tempranillo, Garnacha, or other Rioja wine)
& Ice (for chilling)

For this version, I went with brandy because as soon as I smelled it, I immediately thought, “this smells like sangria!” But of course, if you’d rather use rum, be my guest.

SIMPLE, Amazing Traditional Red Sangria! 6 ingredients, SO flavorful, easy, and delicious! #sangria #recipe #wine #summer #vegan #recipe #minimalistbaker

This sangria is my new go-to summer drink. It’s:

Simple
Sweet
Slightly dry
Fruity
Boozy
Summery
Refreshing
& Simple

Enjoy this recipe alongside any of your favorite summer dishes. A few of our favorite pairings include patatas bravas, stuffed peppers, veggie burgers, and salads.

If you do give it a try, let us know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it so other readers know how much you loved it. And while you’re at it, take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We love seeing what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

SIMPLE, Amazing Traditional Red Sangria! 6 ingredients, SO flavorful, easy, and delicious! #sangria #recipe #wine #summer #recipe #drink #minimalistbaker
SIMPLE Traditional Red Sangria! 6 ingredients, SO refreshing, and delicious! #vegan #recipe #wine #sangria #summer #minimalistbaker
Easy Traditional Red Sangria

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Prep time
5 mins
Total time

5 mins

Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Spanish
Serves: 4.5 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 apple, cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 orange, rind on, sliced into small pieces, large seeds removed (plus more for garnish)
  • 3-4 Tbsp (41-55 g) organic brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp (37.5 g) organic cane sugar)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) orange juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) brandy, plus more to taste
  • 1 750 ml bottle dry Spanish red wine*
  • Ice to chill (~1 cup)
Instructions
  1. Add apples, oranges, and sugar to a large pitcher and muddle with a muddler or wooden spoon for 45 seconds.
  2. Add orange juice and brandy and muddle again to combine for 30 seconds.
  3. Add red wine and stir to incorporate, then taste and adjust flavor as needed. I added a bit more brandy, orange juice and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
  4. Add ice and stir once more to chill. Serve as is, or with a bit more ice. Garnish with orange segments (optional).
  5. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, though best when fresh.
Notes
*For red wine, I bought the Albero Spanish Red Wine 2014 Monastrell from Trader Joe’s. However, any fruity, full bodied, somewhat-dry red Spanish wine will do.
*Recipe adapted from a new favorite of mine, Jamie Oliver Drinks Tube.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/2 cup (of 9 total servings) Calories: 131 Fat: 0.1 g Carbohydrates: 12.3 g Sugar: 9.7 g Sodium: 5 mg Protein: 0.3 g

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