Sangria: A Classic Spanish Delicacy

Sangria is a classic Spanish delicacy that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a sweet and fruity beverage that blends the flavors of wine, fruit, and spices to create a delicious drink. Sangria has been a favorite among many cultures, including both Latin and Mediterranean countries. Originating in Spain, this versatile beverage has become popular all throughout the world. It can be served at a variety of gatherings to bring a little bit of Spain to the party.

In Spain, sangria typically consists of a mixture of red wine, brandy, sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, and slices of orange, lemon, and apple. Red wine is used to give sangria its unique flavor, while the brandy gives it an extra kick. The sugar brings a bit of sweetness, while the citrus juices brighten up the flavor. The fruit slices provide a colorful presentation and add a sweet-tart flavor to the drink.

Sangria is very easy to make and can be customized to your tastes. Whether you choose to add additional ingredients like mint or cinnamon, or prefer to stick with the classic Spanish recipe, you can’t go wrong with a good sangria. Not only is it delicious, but it is also an inexpensive way to entertain your guests. You can make a large batch of sangria ahead of time and it will be good for several days.

Classic Spanish Sangria Recipe


  • 1 bottle of Spanish red wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sliced oranges, lemons, and apples


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, brandy, and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the orange juice and lemon juice, and stir until mixed.
  3. Add the fruit slices and stir.
  4. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  5. Serve in glasses over ice.

Sangria is a delicious and refreshing drink and perfect for any occasion. It is a great way to show off some Spanish traditions and flavors. Whether you choose the classic Spanish recipe or decide to customize it to your tastes, this tasty treat will bring a little bit of Spain to your party. So, get creative and indulge in a traditional Spanish Sangria!