Red Sangria

Why have just a glass of wine when you can have one with cinnamon, fruit, and brandy swimming in it? Below is my favorite at-home sangria recipe, and it’s best made with a sweet, fruity red wine that can be chilled. The recipe was originally made with San Sebastian Vintners Red, which is out-of-this world amazing and can be ordered online from San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, Florida or bought at Publix stores all over Florida. It’s super cheap too, which makes its heavenly taste all the more exciting. If you have the opportunity to try it, I highly recommend it. Otherwise, any light and fruity chilled red wine will work.

Stuff You’ll Need 

Makes one large pitcher

  • 1 bottle sweet red wine (a normal bottle, not a magnum size, though I know that’s tempting)
  • 1 orange, sliced thinly and evenly
  • 1 lemon or lime, cute into thin wedges
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces or 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup inexpensive brandy
  • Small saucepan
  • Large glass pitcher

How to Do It

  1. Make a simple syrup of sugar, water, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat the liquid until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add the wine, fruit, simple syrup, and brandy to a large glass pitcher, and chill overnight. If you don’t mind diluting your sangria, serve it over ice. If you do, then serve it chilled.

Tip: If you’re entertaining, try something other than a plain glass pitcher. Use a funky glass (clean) vase instead. It will much more interesting than the everyday pitcher. If you’re drinking alone (which classy girls can do without feeling any guilt), treat yourself to a funky glass.


  1. Anna Cecere says:

    this sounds so yummy!

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