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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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 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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