This easy and simple base wine sangria recipe is the perfect recipe to add to your cocktail collection and with your own spin makes some of the best wine spritzers and sangria recipes! We all need a few base recipes in our collection and our cocktail and wine collections shouldn’t be any different. A base recipe is a simple easy recipe that with a small change in ingredients can be made into something completely different.
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What is Sangria?
Sangria is an alcoholic beverage that originated in Spain and Portugal. There are traditionally two types of sangria – red and white. Red Sangria is made with red wine and white sangria with white wine. Sangria typically consists of wine, fruit juice or juices, and chopped fruit. It can also include additional liquors like brandy, whiskey, or other flavored alcoholic beverages for an added kick!
Ingredients for Basic Wine Sangria
- Riesling Wine
- I love sweet wines and riesling is just the right amount of sweet. However, if you like things a bit sweeter try a Moscato instead!
- Prosecco Wine
- Fruit Juice
- This is where your creativity comes into play! Choose your favorite juice or juice combination!
- Simple Syrup
- Simple syrup is easy to make. Just combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar is fully dissolved. Otherwise, it can be purchased at most grocery stores or liquor stores.
- Club Soda
- If you like sweeter, try Sprite instead of club soda. I wouldn’t do a Moscato and Sprite though as you don’t want your drink too sweet!
- Fresh Fruit
- Again let your creativity shine here! Choose complementary fruits and combinations such as cranberry and orange or grapefruit and strawberry. I’ve added a few more suggestions below!
- Fruit or herbs for Garnishes
Fruit Combinations and Possibilities
The possibilities are endless here and only limited by your creativity and imagination! Don’t hesitate to try something new or something different either! You never know what might happen!
You can divide this wine sangria recipe in half if you want to experiment with different flavors too! Simply use two pitchers – one for each flavor combination.
Make sure to match your juice so if you are using oranges use orange juice, apples use apple juice, etc. You can also do single-fruit flavors as well! Always have a few extra pieces of fruit for fun garnishes too – it’s what makes these so fun to drink!
- Apple Cinnamon – for a flavor perfect for Fall
- Blood Orange Cranberry – perfect for the holidays!
- Strawberry Grapefruit – the perfect summer treat!
- Pomegranate Blueberry
If you need additional inspiration and ideas – check out this collection of wine spritzer and sangria recipes!
Wine Sangria Recipe Method
Outside of deciding what flavor combination you want to make this recipe is so simple! Simply mix all ingredients into a large pitcher like this one except the Prosecco and allow to chill for 24 hours! Be sure to muddle the fruit a bit so it releases more of its flavor! Muddling fruit is simply lightly crushing it.
Sometimes, when I’m running late, I’ll whip this up in the morning and serve it that same evening and it’s still really good but 24 hours is always best!
When you are ready to serve, gently mix in the Prosecco, pour into glasses, add some garnish and serve! It just doesn’t get any easier than that – yet you have a beautiful delicious beverage to serve to guests!
- 1 bottle Riesling Wine
- 1 bottle Prosecco
- 2 cups fruit juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 2 cups fruit
- Additional fruit for garnish
- Combine all ingredients except Prosecco into a large pitcher.
- Slightly muddle fruit with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Just before serving, add Prosecco and stir gently.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with additional fruit.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
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Have you made sparkling wine sangrias or wine spritzers? What’s your favorite fruit combination or flavor?