Sangria Recipe

A global tour of wine-infused wonders

Vino variations

Wine, the noble product of the vine, has not only graced our tables with its pure elegance but also has served as the spirited soul of many a concoction. Beyond the well-beloved sangria, a trove of lesser-known but equally enchanting wine-based drinks awaits. These beverages, steeped in tradition and refined by time, offer a sip of their native cultures. Join us on a flavorful voyage as we unclothe the secrets of these tantalizing elixirs, from the sun-kissed shores of Spain to the cozy taverns of Germany.

Craft your own masterpiece

Embark on your own vino adventure by concocting your own wine-infused marvels. Begin with your preferred wine as the canvas, then artfully blend it with spirits, herbs, fruits and spices that resonate with its essence. Imagine a white wine sangria adorned with succulent peaches and refreshing mint, or dare to innovate with a robust red wine Margarita. The realm of possibilities is boundless. The art lies in harmonizing the flavors, ensuring each ingredient complements the wine’s distinct personality, thereby crafting a beverage that’s uniquely yours.


A classic Spanish concoction.

Sangria, the life of every Spanish fiesta, is a fruity and festive medley. This ruby-red marvel balances the boldness of red wine with the zest of fresh fruit, kissed by a touch of sweetness. It’s perfect for summer barbecues, garden parties or any lively gathering. Its fruity, refreshing nature makes it ideal for sipping outdoors on a hot day, accompanying a wide array of cuisines.

Red wine sangria in glasses on wooden table.

1 bottle of red Spanish wine

2 oranges, sliced

2 apples, sliced 

2 tablespoons sugar

A splash of brandy (optional)

2 cups of sparkling water or soda

Orange slice (garnish) 

In a large pitcher, mix the wine, oranges, apples and sugar. Add brandy if desired, and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Before serving, stir in sparkling water or soda for a refreshing fizz. Garnish with an orange slice. 


A refreshing Italian aperitif.

The spritz is a sparkling Italian classic, a symphony of bitter and sweet notes, making it the perfect pre-dinner tease. It’s ideal as an aperitif for dinner parties, happy hours or casual meetups. Its light, bubbly character stimulates the appetite and sets a relaxed, sophisticated tone for the evening.

glass of italian aperol spritz cocktail on dark grey table

3 parts Prosecco

2 parts Aperol

1 splash of soda water

Ice cubes

Orange slice (garnish) 

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour in the Prosecco, Aperol and a splash of soda water. Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice.

Tinto de Verano

Spain’s summer wine.

Tinto de Verano is sangria’s laid-back sibling, a refreshing blend of red wine and lemon soda that embodies the Spanish summer. It’s Ideal for beach outings, poolside relaxation or any casual summer get-together. Its refreshing simplicity makes it a crowd-pleaser, especially when seeking a reprieve from the heat.

Tinto de Verano or vino de verano, Spanish Wine Cocktail. Refreshment acoholic drink sangria. Cool iced alcohol beverage with lemon juice and slices, wooden background with summer tropical decor

1 part red wine

1 part lemon-lime soda or sparkling water

Ice cubes

Lemon slice, for garnish

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour equal parts of red wine and soda over the ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.


A brunch favorite.

The Mimosa, a bubbly and citrusy delight, is the quintessence of brunches, marrying the crispness of Champagne with freshly squeezed orange juice. Its light, effervescent nature pairs wonderfully with breakfast or lunch fare, adding a bubbly zest to daytime events.

Glass of Mimosa cocktail with garnish on wooden table

1 part orange juice

1 part Champagne

Pour freshly squeezed orange juice into a Champagne flute. Top with chilled Champagne and serve. 


A warm German delight.

Glühwein, the German answer to chilly evenings, is a warm, spiced wine that hugs you from within, brimming with spices. It’s the ultimate companion for cold winter nights, Christmas markets or holiday gatherings. Its warmth and spices offer comfort and cheer, making it a cozy choice for intimate conversations by the fire pit.

Two cups of autumn mulled wine or gluhwein with spices and orange slices on rustic table top view. Traditional drink on autumn holiday on the background of autumn leaves

1 bottle of red wine

1 orange, sliced

1/4 cup sugar

Spices: cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise

1/4 cup brandy (optional)

In a pot combine wine, orange slices, sugar and spices. Simmer gently (do not boil), then add brandy if desired. Serve warm, sieving out the clove.

Kir Royale

French elegance.

Kir Royale combines the crispness of French Champagne with the subtle sweetness of Crème de Cassis, offering a toast to sophistication. It’s best suited for elegant celebrations, cocktail parties or as a refined start to a romantic dinner. Its luxurious blend of liquids adds a touch of class and festivity.

Refreshing Alcoholic Kir Royale with Champagne Raspberries

1 part Crème de Cassis

5 parts Champagne

Raspberries (garnish) 

Pour crème de cassis into a Champagne flute. Gently add Champagne and enjoy the cascading blend of colors and flavors. Drop a few raspberries into each glass to add a final touch to the exquisite ensemble. 

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