Most sangria recipes call for the wine to rest overnight, or at the very least, for a few hours in the refrigerator. This lets the fruit infuse the wine, letting its juices get in the mix and sweeten up the drink.


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Serves: 6 Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liquor, like Cointreau
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
  • 2 to 3 cups sparkling water, chilled



Cut up the fruit: Cut the oranges and apples into thin slices or wedges. Leave the peels on. Transfer the cut fruit to a pitcher.


Add the brandy: Measure the brandy and pour it over the fruit.


Add the orange liquor: Measure the orange liquor and pour it into the pitcher as well.


Add the wine: Uncork the wine and pour it into the pitcher.


Stir to combine: Stir the liquor, wine, and fruit together.


Cover and refrigerate: Cover the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Do not taste the sangria now; you will be disappointed! It gets softer, sweeter, and much more delicious overnight in the fridge.


Top with sparkling water: When ready to serve, top off the sangria with sparkling water. Stir gently to combine. Taste and add more if desired. Scoop a few pieces of fruit into each glass when serving.


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