This elegant sangria is perfect for any occasion. It’s quickly and easily made with red wine, Prosecco, lemon-lime soda, and fruit.
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Is there anything better than wine? Yes, there is…it’s sangria!
I know a lot of people think of it as a summer beverage, but I am a huge fan, no matter what season it is. That’s the great thing about sangria, it can adapt very nicely to whatever season you are in. Is it fall? Add some peaches and pears. Is it the holiday season? Throw in some cranberries and pomegranates. Is it summer? Add some fresh berries.
The sangria I chose for today is perfect for any season and works for any event. It is a fruity wine punch that is perfect for a brunch, or a luncheon, a book club meeting, or just keep it on hand and enjoy while chatting with a good friend, or even while you’re binging on the couch with Netflix. It goes with everything and every occasion.
I do not call for a specific type of red wine in the recipe ingredients on purpose. You can really use any type you want and it will still be fabulous. This overall recipe is sweet, so keep that in mind when choosing a wine. I like this particular recipe with a Merlot, but use whichever you prefer. The chart below is a quick rundown of red wine intensities.
Simple & Fruity Sangria
Do you have bottles of wine that have been gifted to you, that maybe you would not have chosen for yourself and you never seem to get around to opening? Use those when making this Sangria!
Know a Sangria lover? How awesome would these socks be as a gift?
1 bottle of red wine (750 ml)
1 bottle of Prosecco (750 ml)
1 bottle of lemon-lime soda (2 liters)
1 orange, sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, quartered
To give it some fizz, I like to use Prosecco, which is a sparkling white wine, similar to champagne. If you prefer to use champagne, that will work well also.
When it comes to choosing fruit, again, it’s a matter of preference. I chose to add blueberries, strawberries, and oranges to this sangria. You can be as adventurous as you want to be. There are no set rules. However, I would suggest staying clear of raspberries because they fall apart easily.
If you are not sure what combinations of fruits and wines work best together, I recommend the book, Seasonal Sangria. It has 101 recipes for every season, occasion, mood, that you can imagine!
This particular recipe today will make enough to serve 8-10 people. Feel free to scale it back by only using half the ingredients, if necessary. To store any leftovers, remove any fruit and keep the sangria tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Pull it out and add fresh fruit to it and it will taste great all over again.
If you like this, you may enjoy my other cocktails:
I know you’ll enjoy this refreshing, simple and fruity sangria as much as I do.
Give it a try and drop me a comment below or snap a photo and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram. I’d love to see!
Simple SangriaPin Recipe
- 1 bottle red wine 750 ml
- 1 bottle Prosecco 750 ml
- 1 bottle lemon lime soda 2 liter
- 1 large orange sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries quartered
- Slice oranges, leaving the rind on. Cut strawberries. into quarters. Add to large carafe or pitcher.
- Pour in red wine, Prosecco, and lemon-lime soda on top of fruit. Mix well.
- Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.